Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil that the referendum on the abolition of the Seanad will likely take place in October, but that he could not be too definitive on the issue.

Speaking during Leaders' Questions, Mr Kenny said that the Bill will come before Cabinet before the end of the current Dáil session and all details will published at that stage.

He said that should the electorate vote in favour of abolition, the Seanad would continue its Constitutional work until just before the end of the current Dáil term, which would be before the next election.