Posted by Elaine Byrne
As part of a process of internal reform, the Seanad have established the Seanad Public Consultation Committee (SPCC) which will be launched next week.
According to the Oireachtas press release, this Committee will use new procedures to open up access to the Seanad and to invite submissions from the Public.
It will work like this. The committee will pick a topic and contributions will be confined to that subject. Submissions will be invited from the public and various interest groups. Relevant hearings will be heard in public in the Seanad Chamber, following which the committee will issue a report. The first topic picked by the Committee is “The Rights of Older People”
What topics would you like discussed in the Seanad and who should be invited to speak?