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Doherty makes final appeal to voters to abolish Seanad

3 October, 2013 - by Pearse Doherty TD


Sinn Féin’s Seanad referendum campaign director Pearse Doherty TD has made a final call on voters to come out in support of the abolition of the Seanad tomorrow.
Speaking from Leinster House today Deputy Doherty said:
“Yesterday’s vote in the Seanad was a last ditch attempt by some senators to show that the Seanad can be relevant, while also putting it up to their own party leadership over its position on the referendum.
“However, when it was important to stand up, when for instance the property tax was going through the Seanad, the Seanad did what it always does and rubber stamped the government’s bill.
“I am making a final appeal to voters to come out in huge number tomorrow to abolish the Seanad.
“We simply cannot retain an institution in this state in which 97% of the citizens have no say.”

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