Written Answers - Election Management System.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 693 No. 1

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  922.  Deputy Mary Upton  Information on Mary Upton  Zoom on Mary Upton   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley   his views on electing a portion of the Members of Seanad Éireann by the overseas diaspora; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38222/09]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Deputy John Gormley): Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley  The renewed Programme for Government contains a commitment to establish an Electoral Commission. The Commission will be tasked with proposing reforms to the electoral system in a number of areas, including outlining new electoral systems for Seanad Éireann. I have arranged to hold the final meeting of the All-Party Group on Seanad Reform on Wednesday 4 November. The aim of the Group has been to establish the extent of cross-party agreement on the reform of the Upper House. Following the Group’s final meeting, I intend to report to Government on its conclusions.


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