The Head of the School of Law and Government at DCU says he is deeply frustrated at failure to reform the Seanad.

Gary Murphy, who was part of the group Democracy Matters that campaigned successfully to save the Seanad, says he does not believe there is any political will to carry out reforms.

The Cabinet has agreed to set up a 26 member Oireachtas Committee to look at the implementation of the Manning Report into Seanad Reform. 

Mr Murphy said that it was a "ludicrous situation" and he does not see how this report can add anything to the findings of the Manning report.

He said he is strongly of the view that the committee is "designed to fail" and it was difficult to see how the committee can come to any strong and conclusive decisions because politics was divisive.