Ivana Bacik breaks Labour ranks on Seanad referendum
on 20/09/2013 16:58:39
Ivana Bacik has joined a number of other members who are seeking a No vote in the referendum next month.
She said there is still plenty of time for the campaign to declare victory and save the Seanad so it can be reformed.
She also claims her stance won't cause problems within Labour.
"There would be a very wide variety of views within the Labour party- some members of the parliamentary party are very in favour of abolition," she said.
"But for me, personally, this is a position I've taken for many years now …. It would have been very hypocritical for me to take a different position."