Labour Senator Denis Landy linked up with the campaign for the retention of Séanad Éireann “Democracy Matters” in Sir John Robert’s Square in Waterford city last Saturday.
The group canvassed to retain Séanad Éireann and reform Séanad Éireann and by doing so vote against the abolition in the forthcoming referendum on the 4th of October.
Speaking this week Senator Landy said - “The Séanad is not perfect, it has many flaws, it needs to be reformed but it is a very important institution in this country.
“It does call the government of the day to account, it does ensure that an alternative view point other than that of government can be expressed on behalf of the Irish people.
“Turning this referendum into a case for saving money is an absolute folly. The cost of the Séanad to run for a year amounts to €1 per citizen per year, What else is democracy for this Country? Have we to allow an elitist group of Ministers and non-elected advisers take control of our democracy? We need a second house, we need Séanad Éireann. Vote NO in this referendum on October 4th”