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# Fidelma Healy-Eames

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# Fidelma Healy-Eames
One of Ireland's most colourful senators is retiring from politics
Fidelma Healy-Eames will not contest the forthcoming Seanad election.
# bottom line
Senator Jim Walsh tells Senator Ivana Bacik to "get treatment for haemorrhoids"
Really, he actually said that.
# funeral embargo
Galway city is so short on cash that it's not possible to be buried on a Sunday
Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has been banging the funding drum this morning.
Senators want to criminalise offending people online – and they're dangerously misguided
Without the freedom to offend, freedom of expression does not exist.
# quelle surprise
Fidelma Healy-Eames: Wiffy is French for wifi
The senator said the ‘mispronunciation’ incident has kickstarted her General Election campaign.
# there in a wiffy
People cannot get over Fidelma Healy-Eames and her 'wiffy code'
#pcgonemad #sexualorientation
# with it
Looks like Senator Fidelma Healy Eames believes that Wi-Fi is pronounced 'wiffy'
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
# whiffy
Fidelma Healy Eames pronounced WiFi as 'wiffy' and it was straight up mortifying
“Do you have the wiffy code?”
# War of Words
Senator: I don't think it's appropriate to teach children about same-sex marriage
The No side has dismissed claims they’re using “dirty tactics”.
# marriage referendum
David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"
The independent senator came on the plinth to dismiss No side claims about funding to groups campaigning for a Yes vote.
# intervention
IDA boss didn't talk to the government before calling for a Yes vote
Martin Shanahan’s call for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum has not gone down well with the No side.
# deep burn
Hozier absolutely owned Fidelma Healy Eames on Twitter over same-sex marriage
He didn’t hold back, anyway.
# pcgonemad
Senator Fidelma Healy Eames says THAT tweet was about starting an open debate
Former Fine Gael senator was trending on Twitter yesterday.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
Claims against Sinn Féin, Ireland out of Cricket World Cup and #pcgonemad.
# pcgonemad
Senator Fidelma Healy Eames is trending again, this time about Mother's Day
She thinks that ‘political correctness has gone mad’.
# pc gone mad
Fidelma Healy Eames just dropped another clanger on Twitter
Ah here.
# saving lives
Minister: Speed vans aren't about making money, honest
Dara Murphy denied the cameras are strategically located in areas where speed limits increase.
# to join or not to join
'Lucinda or Shane never knocked at my door ... they probably knew better'
So, are any Senators going to join the new alliance or party?
# sexualorientation
This Senator's unusual choice of hashtag is now trending
‘Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and #sexualorientation’.
# party time
Lucinda Creighton is set to announce a new political party today
She will be joined by four other Reform Alliance members.
This senator was struggling to keep his eyes open as the Seanad debated water charges
Seán Barrett’s had a long day.
# Close Call
'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?
“If the Seanad wants to be taken seriously it must do the right thing and not be merely a rubber stamp for the Government’s brutal austerity policies.”
# birth certs
Adoption group urges support for new law to stop adoptees 'feeling like pariahs'
James Reilly has said that the Adoption Bill will benefit from further consultation.
'My son died believing I had rejected him': Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill
The Seanad is set to debate a Bill on the rights of adopted people this week.
# Sorry
Fidelma Healy Eames 'vindicated' by Irish Daily Mail apology
The newspaper published two stories in 2012 about volunteer work the Senator had done.
# One Year On
'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X
One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.
# budget 2015
A senator wants to stop the pre-budget 'kite flying'. Here's how...
Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has proposed legislation that she says would put an end to the usual pre-budget speculation and leaks.
# mixed messages
Do the RA want back in Fine Gael?: 'No' ... 'I don't know' ... 'Google it'
Call them what you like: the Reform Alliance, ‘the Ra’, ‘Lucinda Creighton’s Reform Allilance’. Just don’t call them a party.
# Gone for good
'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party
The former junior minister has confirmed she will not be renewing her membership of the party.
# Political wallop
Here's why the government could lose more Seanad votes in the coming months
A wafer-thin majority and ‘the three amigos’ could all spell trouble for the coalition…
# Analysis
Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue
The alliance exists because its members voted against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, but can it gain wider appeal? Today’s conference at the RDS will be a key indicator.
# The RA
‘Everybody will be invited’: Reform Alliance to hold conference at the RDS this month
The alliance consists of five Fine Gael TDs and two senators, most of whom lost the party whip over their vote against abortion legislation last July.
# Down with the kids
‘The Bart Simpson defence’: Surprising pop culture references in the Dáil and Seanad
Everything from Miley Cyrus to Downton Abbey has been raised in the Dáil and Seanad chambers down the years…
# Fidelma Healy-Eames
Horse owners 'should get financial help' to tackle unwanted equine problems
Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has said that local authorities have spent millions on disposing unwanted horses.
# Reform Alliance
"Our priorities are the country's priorities" - Reform Alliance
Direct election of the Ceann Comhairle, automatic addition to the electoral register and Attorney General certification for guillotined bills top the agenda for the Fine Gael rebels.
# Reform Alliance
Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'
Peter Mathews and Fidelma Healy-Eames are two of the members in the new Reform Alliance group which is meeting today to discuss strategy and policies for the future.
# Reform Alliance
The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance
Fine Gael TDs expelled from the parliamentary party are forming an alliance ahead of the new Dáil term.
# Fine Gael
'Politics is no Cinderella game': No way back for Fine Gael rebels, Kehoe insists
Paul Kehoe has said it’s not nice to have to expel the five TDs and two Senators over the abortion vote but insisted that “politics is no kind of Cinderella game”.
# speaking rights
Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group
The government chief whip has told that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.
# Seanad
Videos: Senator says he's been asked to 'act like a robot' as FF stages walkout
More uproar in the Seanad today…