People walk past a placard calling for the abolition of Ireland's Seanad chamber, also known as the upper house of the Irish parliament, in Dublin, Ireland, on October 2, 2013. It has been described as elitist, a political dinosaur and a mere talking shop but this week's referendum on whether to abolish Ireland's upper house of parliament is proving harder to sell than Dublin might have predicted. AFP PHOTO / PETER MUHLY        (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP via Getty Images)