Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (105)

Mary Lou McDonald


105. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the Seanad reform implementation group. [38871/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The all-party Seanad Reform Implementation Group [SRIG] published a Report and draft Bill in December 2018. The Report was noted by Government at its meeting on 30th April 2019. Government also noted that the Report includes four statements from various groups outlining where their position was not in line with recommendations of the Report.

The Government will reflect on the views of the Houses of the Oireachtas in considering the next steps to be taken, following statements in both Houses of the Oireachtas.

Statements were held in the Seanad on 24th September 2019.