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Mr Varadkar said repeated attempts to reform the Seanad reminded him of the film Groundhog Day - in which the comic hero Bill Murray is destined to make the same mistakes day after day in a time loop.
I am proud and humbled to have been invited to address the Seanad and recognise what an honour this is.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, will come before the Seanad in November to discuss the issue further.
Mr Dooley fumed: "I, along with TDs from all sides of the house, sat aghast in the Dail this week as the Taoiseach desperately tried to explain away the John McNulty Seanad nomination fiasco.
She was elected to the Dail in the 1992 but lost her Dublin South-East at the 2002 poll and then was unsuccessful when she stood for election to the Seanad on the Administrative Panel.
Ms Humphreys, who is under pressure to explain why she elected a Fine Gael Seanad candidate to a state board, dodged the media.
Thirty-six Senators vacated seats following the 2016 Seanad election but one of these was re-nominated by an Taoiseach to the Seanad giving a net of 35 vacated seats.
In n am very busy every day, I'm either in the Seanad or I'm participating in Oireachtas committees.
The Mayo representative and Sinn Fein Seanad leader said: "The Taoiseach promised a new politics and Fianna Fail said they were in opposition to the Government.
He is the Labour Party Seanad spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation.
She said she is running on her track record as someone who has achieved a lot in the Seanad and her proven ability to make a real difference if re-elected.
The Taoiseach added: "The outcome is clear and we will continue reforming the political system and ensuring the Seanad is as effective as possible.
Only members of the Dail and Seanad were allowed to vote in the by-election.
ENDA Kenny only has himself to blame for the humiliating defeat of his attempt to scrap the Seanad.
The Labour candidate from West Belfast received the highest ever winning margin in a Seanad vote.