The Constitutional Convention has been meeting this weekend to review the Dáil electoral system and ways of reforming it.
The schedule for the two-day session includes a range of academic presentations and discussions among the convention's membership.
The convention is made up of 66 members of the public and 33 elected representatives, as well as independent chairman Tom Arnold.
A vote was taken at today's meeting on the question that the Convention write to the Taoiseach to seek an opportunity to discuss the abolition of the Seanad ahead of the proposed referendum.
57% of members voted not to discuss the issue, 41% voted in favour and 2% had no opinion.