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    lostexpectation lostexpectation is offline

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    Draft legislation to extend voting rights to graduates of higher education institutions in Seanad elections

    General Scheme of the Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill 2014

    http://environ.ie/en/LocalGovernment...y,35475,en.htm

    Consultation process and invitation to make submissions - General Scheme of the Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill 2014


    Public Consultations - Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government
    General Scheme of the Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill

    The deadline for receipt of written submissions is Friday 11 April 2014

    General Scheme of the Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill « MerrionStreet.ie Irish Government News Service

    At the 2011 Seanad elections there were some 151,000 voters on the combined registers for the two university constituencies.
    It is estimated that up to 800,000 people would be entitled to register under the planned reforms.
    so extra 650k

    o a single six-member constituency to replace the present two university constituencies;
    o an extension of the franchise to include graduates from third level educational institutions that heretofore did not form part of the university constituencies of Seanad Éireann;
    o the franchise to apply to the holders of a major award validated by an awards body in the State and recognised through the National Framework of Qualifications to be at least ordinary bachelor degree level;
    o other technical provisions for the organisation of elections – this includes the creation of a register of electors, the appointment of a returning officer and arrangements for taking the poll and counting the votes;
    o alternative arrangements for the nomination of candidates to bring them more into line with reforms made in other electoral codes;
    o new provisions for the filling of casual vacancies based on the ‘replacement candidates list’ system that operates for European Parliament elections in Ireland.

    the senators have been putting in numourous political reform motions and bills but they don't matter cos only the taoiseach can push through change on the seanad http://www.kildarestreet.com/sendeba...eaker%3A9#g275

    this isn't what people voted for when they voted to save the seanad after the government petty and spiteful campaign, im not 100% on the alternate propoals for giving everyone a vote, need to dig deeper on the how it would be carried out revised seanad reform proposals you can say kenny did try radical reform by trying to abolish the seanad but people said no they want greater change then this.

    start by putting dail and seanad elections at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostexpectation View Post
    General Scheme of the Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill 2014

    http://environ.ie/en/LocalGovernment/Voting/News/MainBody,35475,en.htm

    Consultation process and invitation to make submissions - General Scheme of the Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill 2014

    Public Consultations - Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government
    General Scheme of the Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill

    General Scheme of the Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill « MerrionStreet.ie Irish Government News Service
    And your take is?
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    ShoutingIsLeadership ShoutingIsLeadership is offline
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    Brilliant; solidify the undemocratic nature of the place
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    The rotten borough is to be extended.
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    University graduates shouldn't be allowed vote until they reach their age of maturity - about 30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Half Nelson View Post
    University graduates shouldn't be allowed vote until they reach their age of maturity - about 30.
    How many people under 30 were responsible for the ruining of the Irish economy and have locked future generations to austerity for years to come?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    How many people under 30 were responsible for the ruining of the Irish economy and have locked future generations to austerity for years to come?
    I think the question is - how many people under thirty are paying the bill?
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    ShoutingIsLeadership ShoutingIsLeadership is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    How many people under 30 were responsible for the ruining of the Irish economy and have locked future generations to austerity for years to come?
    All of them. I don't remember a single under-age protest. You stand accused.
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    There is no need for yet more 'consultations'. The people voted for this in 1979. Guillotine the bill.
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    The Seanad should be for all to vote for, not a minority.

    This move is undemocratic.

    There should be national elections for the Seanad. Anything else is undemocratic.
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