Mixed views on future of Seanad

Fianna Fail Senator Brian O'Domhnail says he would favour reform of the Seanad rather than it being scrapped altogether.

The Defence Minister Tony Killeen has said a plan to hold a referendum to abolish the upper house on the same day as the general election would be discussed at Cabinet.

The Green Party Chairman Dan Boyle has poured cold water on the prospect, but newspaper reports today say a number of Fianna Fail senators are far from impressed at the notion.

Senator O'Domhnaill is warning against a knee jerk reaction: