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    Quote Originally Posted by sadmal View Post
    How is the promised reform of the Seanad going I wonder? Reform was promised by the senators themselves when the referendum to abolish it was defeated but almost five years later what has been achieved?
    there is a bill https://beta.oireachtas.ie/en/bills/...?tab=bill-text
    the only one with power to reform the Seanad is the Taoiseach and he's not interested.
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    Yawn - it's the Seanad, no one cares!
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    There was some talk recently from Varadkar about a committee to consider the Manning Report proposals (extending vocational panels to everyone and the university panel to all third level institutions). However, even if implemented, they won't be for the next Dáil/Seanad but the one after that (if they even get around to that)! Like the Augustine quote: "Lord, make me pure—but just not yet."
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostexpectation View Post
    there is a bill https://beta.oireachtas.ie/en/bills/...?tab=bill-text
    the only one with power to reform the Seanad is the Taoiseach and he's not interested.
    Thanks for the information.
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    Contesting the position are experienced politicians Niall Blaney, Niall Kelleher, Anthony Lawler and Martin Miley. https://galwaybayfm.ie/seanad-seat-l...galway-native/
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    Former Ulster Farmers’ Union president expected to win Seanad seat https://www.irishtimes.com/news/poli...seat-1.3460154
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    Former Donegal Fianna Fáil TD Niall Blaney widely tipped to win vacant Seanad seat https://www.donegalnow.com/news/form...utm_medium=web via @DonegalNowNews why didn't he run in 2011?
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    Former Dáil from Fianna Fáil, Niall Blaney, from Fánaid is currently competing for two vacancies in Seanad Éireann. https://translate.google.com/transla...-text=&act=url doens't say which nominting body nominated him in one case
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    Quote Originally Posted by sadmal View Post
    How is the promised reform of the Seanad going I wonder? Reform was promised by the senators themselves when the referendum to abolish it was defeated but almost five years later what has been achieved?
    It's a sham of an institution. I wish it was abolished in 2013. An electorate system where the very few can vote.
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    Seanad Bye-Election 2018 - List of candidates
    Agricultural Panel - Oireachtas Sub-Panel
    SEANAD BYE-ELECTION 2018
    Agricultural Panel – Oireachtas Sub-Panel
    (Vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh)
    ______________
    List of Candidates
    ______________
    NAME ADDRESS DESCRIPTION PROPOSER STATEMENT OF
    QUALIFICATIONS
    [FF] Niall Blaney Letterkenny, Co.
    Donegal
    Former farmer, former
    Dáil Deputy
    Senator Edward P.
    O’Sullivan
    Knowledge and practical
    experience of agriculture
    and allied interests
    [FF] Niall Kelleher Main Street, Rathmore, Co. Kerry County Councillor,
    Farmer
    Senator Gerry Horkan Knowledge and practical
    experience of agriculture
    and allied interests
    [FG] Anthony Lawlor Johnstown House, Naas, Co.
    Kildare
    Farmer, Businessman Deputy Leo Varadkar Knowledge and practical
    experience of agriculture
    and allied interests
    [FF] Martin Miley Fontstown, Nurney, Co. Kildare Councillor, Mayor, Farmer Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin Knowledge and practical
    experience of agriculture
    and allied interests
    Seanad Bye-Election 2018 - List of candidates
    Agricultural Panel - Nominating Bodies Sub-Panel
    SEANAD BYE-ELECTION 2018
    Agricultural Panel – Nominating Bodies Sub-Panel
    (Vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Denis Landy)
    ______________
    List of Candidates
    ______________
    NAME ADDRESS DESCRIPTION PROPOSER STATEMENT OF
    QUALIFICATIONS
    [FF] Niall Blaney Rossnakill, Letterkenny, Co.
    Donegal
    Former farmer, former
    Dáil Deputy
    National Association of
    Regional Game Councils
    Knowledge and practical
    experience of agriculture
    and allied interests
    Ian Marshall 112 Cladymilltown Road, Mowhan,
    Co. Armagh, BT602EG
    Farmer, Agri-specialist The Irish Thoroughbred
    Breeders’ Association
    Knowledge and practical
    experience of agriculture
    and allied interests
    [FG] Mary Newman Lagganstown Lower, Golden,
    Cashel, Co. Tipperary
    Veterinary practitioner Irish Co-operative
    Organisation Society
    Limited;
    Agricultural Science
    Association
    Knowledge and practical
    experience of agriculture
    and allied interests
    [FG] Bobby O’Connell Main Street, Castleisland, Co.
    Kerry
    Greyhound owner and
    breeder, Public
    Representative
    Irish Greyhound Owners
    and Breeders Federation
    Knowledge and practical
    experience of agriculture
    and allied interests
    [FF] Frank O’Flynn Johnstown, Glanworth, Co. Cork Member of Cork County
    Council
    The Dairy Executives’
    Association
    Knowledge and practical
    experience of agriculture
    and allied interests
    Mary Redmond “Barndarrig”, Augherskea,
    Drumree, Co. Meath
    Chief Steward Dublin
    Horse Show, Member of
    the RDS
    Royal Dublin Society Knowledge and practical
    experience of agriculture
    and allied interests
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