The Seanad and Social Justice Advocacy: friend or foe?
In this blog Robin Hanan responds to the current debate on the abolition of the Seanad. He suggests that the Seanad is an easy target in its current elitist form, but that does not necessarily mean its abolition is the best thing for democracy.
The Taoiseach’s main argument for abolishing Seanad Éireann is that ‘we have too many politicians’. This is a crude appeal to public cynicism about politics and politicians, or at least to try to deflect this hostility away from the Government parties.