Fianna Fáil has confirmed that it will campaign against the abolition of Seanad Éireann and will instead publish detailed proposals on Seanad reform.
The party’s Honorary Secretary Dara Calleary commented, “We all agree on the need for real political reform in this country. But abolishing the Seanad outright will actually result in less accountability, less transparency and will give a government with a record majority even more control over the political process.
“Fianna Fáil will campaign against what we believe would be a step back for democracy in this country. We intend to publish detailed proposals on Seanad reform, demonstrating how we can introduce more challenge and more transparency into our political system rather than undermining democracy as this proposal will do.”