Tipperary people concerned about the future of Irish democracy are being urged to join Democracy Matters!, an independent broad based group of individuals from across Irish society who will campaign against the abolition of Seanad Éireann and instead seek its reform.
Democracy Matters!, a civic society group, argues for a strong Senate with new powers to ensure we learn from the mistakes of a failed political system and say ‘never again’. People from throughout Tipperary are being encouraged to get involved in the campaign and help prevent the Government from removing a platform for important public interest issues.
Democracy Matters is not a political organisation and has no affiliation with any political party. The organisation is campaigning solely on the issue of Seanad Reform and is registered as a campaign group in accordance with the Electoral Acts. These reforms include: gender equality; pay cuts; right to vote extended; pen nomination process; cap on election expenses; no more bye- elections; new role and powers for the Seanad across a range of areas.