Fine Gael director of elections  Richard Bruton (left),  Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Justice Alan Shatter take part in a photocall calling for a Yes vote in the referendums. Photograph: PA

2011: Fine Gael election manifesto promises to call a referendum to abolish the Seanad.April 11th, 2013: Former tánaiste and attorney general Michael (...)

Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, senator Feargal Quinn and senator Katherine Zappone at the Davenport Hotel, Dublin yesterday.

A win for the No side in Friday’s referendum would provide “a resounding mandate for reform of Seanad Éireann”, senator Katherine Zappone has told (...)

The Seanad campaign

There has been a steady fall in public support for the abolition of the Seanad and the Government is worried. Two years ago, political complacency con(...)