The Taoiseach says the government intends to press ahead with a referendum to abolish the Seanad - despite the objection of six former members.
Prominent former Senators from across the political spectrum today launched a campaign to save the Seanad from abolition.
Enda Kenny was speaking this (Monday) evening at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties.
He said it was his belief that the people will have their say on the Seanad but that a referendum on the issue will not be rushed:
The Taoseach said that since coming to power the government has been developing further, direct action, to tackle corruption in politics.
He said as for corrupt politicians themselves, the days of ‘getting away with it’ are over: