At 5:00pm on Thursday, Senator John Crown will propose to the Seanad during Private Members time, the Seanad Electoral Reform Bill which seeks to reform the Seanad within the confines of the Constitution.
Among the provisions proposed in the Bill are:
-A vote for all Irish citizens over the age of 18 at home and abroad.
-Elections for the Seanad taking place on the same day as the General Election
-Reforming the nominations system to allow any citizen be nominated for election
-Extending the University Panel to graduates of all Universities and IT's
If it were implemented, this would constitute one of the most radical and dramatic reforms within our political system.
What do people think?