Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Ireland’s decision to retain the Seanad is not the end of the country’s political reform process

Fitzgibbon, John (2013) Ireland’s decision to retain the Seanad is not the end of the country’s political reform process. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (09 Oct 2013). Blog Entry.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (170kB) | Preview

Abstract

On 4 October the Irish electorate voted against the abolition of Ireland’s upper house of parliament, the Seanad, in a referendum. John Fitzgibbon assesses the outcome of the referendum, noting that the campaign was largely framed around the idea of ensuring the political class received its fair share of cutbacks in the context of austerity policies. The fact that voters rejected the proposal, however, does not mean an end for Ireland’s political reform process. Almost all of those arguing in favour of retaining the Seanad advocated future reforms to strengthen its role as a check on executive power.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 11:16
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72348

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics