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    Martin McAleese requests to resign his seat in Seanad - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 01, 2013

    Interesting move this. He's been a non-entity as a senator. Has someone from the government had a word in his ear because they want someone more compliant in the Seanad, with some tricky votes coming up on abortion etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M View Post
    Martin McAleese requests to resign his seat in Seanad - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 01, 2013

    Interesting move this. He's been a non-entity as a senator. Has someone from the government had a word in his ear because they want someone more compliant in the Seanad, with some tricky votes coming up on abortion etc?
    I'd have thought that the abortion vote would have been one he would hang around for.

    ETA: He's don some good work for th country in his time.

    My gues is that he wants to spend more time with the family (and I don't mean that in the accepted euphemistic sense).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M View Post
    Martin McAleese requests to resign his seat in Seanad - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 01, 2013

    Interesting move this. He's been a non-entity as a senator. Has someone from the government had a word in his ear because they want someone more compliant in the Seanad, with some tricky votes coming up on abortion etc?
    How you have turned a tread about the resignation of a senator into an abortion thread within two lines of your OP does not, unfortunatly, surprise me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    I'd have thought that the abortion vote would have been one he would hang around for.
    It may well have put him and the government in a very awkward position. The Seanad is likely to be a close vote and it may well come down to how the Taoiseach's nominees fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M View Post
    Martin McAleese requests to resign his seat in Seanad - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 01, 2013

    Interesting move this. He's been a non-entity as a senator. Has someone from the government had a word in his ear because they want someone more compliant in the Seanad, with some tricky votes coming up on abortion etc?
    I imagine it's because he doesn't feel he has the time to devote to it.

    I imagine that the government will also replace him with someone else involved in the Northern Ireland peace process. It's been tradition for about 30 years now for one of the Taoiseach nominee's to have type of background, Bertie's third term being the only exception as far as I'm aware.
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    Meath East?

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    those senators have to do a lot of work
    and very badly paid

    must be stress

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    He is a religious nut so the abortion vote seems a valid point to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levellers View Post
    He is a religious nut so the abortion vote seems a valid point to me.
    Is he? On what evidence do you base that remark?

    A link would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkkkkkkkkk View Post
    those senators have to do a lot of work
    and very badly paid

    must be stress
    Does he get to donate his payoff to "charity" as he did up north?
    McAleeses to cool contact with loyalists - National News - Independent.ie
    Last edited by Porkypie; 1st February 2013 at 06:25 PM.

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