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90314585 90314590 90314593The launch of Democracy Matters’ poster campaign today urging a no vote in the Senate referendum on October 4.

It’s a power grab, you dig

From top, left to right: Independent TD Finian McGrath, Sentor Joe O’Toole, Former Tanaiste and Attorney General, Michael McDowell, Senator Ivana Bacik, Senator Fergal Quinn and Leader of the Green Party, Eamon Ryan: Fergal Quinn and Michael McDowell and a digger.

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)

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“It will inevitably copper-fasten power with a very small elite and it will leave us in a worse position than we are in now,” he said. “Handing absolute power to a dysfunctional Dail which is already just a servant to an executive beggars belief.”


Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD, speaking at the launch of Democracy Matters this morning, a pressure group urging ‘reform not abolition’ of the senate.

From left:, Diarmaid Ferriter, Olive Braiden, Chair of the National Gallery of Ireland, journalist Una Mullally, and Professor Gary Murphy, DCU School of Law and Government

Sandymount is missing a dinner party.


McDowell plea over Seanad proposals (Irish Independent)

Pic: Tony Kinlan