Seanad (also Seanad
Eireann ) the upper House of
Parliament in the Republic of
Ireland, composed of sixty
members, of whom eleven are
nominated by the Taoiseach
and forty-nine are elected by
ORIGIN Irish, senate (of
[New Oxford Dictionary of English]
LABOUR Party leader Pat Rabbitte yesterday questioned whether there is any need for a Seanad within the Oireachtas.http://www.independent.ie/national-news/seana...
Sinn Fein clinches Seanad seat
Sinn Fein has won a seat in the Upper House of the Irish parliament for the first time. [...]http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_i...
ENTRUSTING Seanad Éireann with much greater responsibility to deal with European and international issues would reduce the democratic deficit between Ireland and the EU, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said yesterday.
Speaking before Mary O'Rourke's Seanad Reform Sub-Committee, which is this week hearing submissions on reform of the upper house, Mr Ahern said the Seanad would be the ideal place to debate European issues.http://archives.tcm.ie/irishexaminer/2003/09/...
The Irish Parliament (Legislature) consists of two Houses, Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann. The Members of Seanad Éireann (Senate) are referred to as Senators and this leaflet gives a general overview of their work.