Public Debate and Information Event on the Proposed Abolition of the Seanad

Boole 2 Lecture Theatre, UCC, Thursday September 19th, 7.15 pm

Programme:

7.15:  Welcome

Information Session

7.25-7.55: Contextual information on the Seanad will be presented from three perspectives:

History – Prof John A Murphy, Emeritus Professor of History, UCC

Political Science – Fiona Buckley, Lecturer in Government, UCC

Constitutional Law – Dr Maria Cahill, Lecturer in Constitutional Law, UCC

Debate

7.55-8.40: The proposed abolition of the Seanad will be debated by speakers from both political and academic life:

Chair – George Hook, Broadcaster, Newstalk 106

Proposing abolition – Minister Simon Coveney and Dr Eoin O’Malley, Lecturer in Government, DCU

Opposing abolition – Senator Katherine Zappone and Dr Conor O’Mahony, Lecturer in Constitutional Law, UCC

8.40: Questions and contributions from the floor

9.15: Close

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