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# Regina Doherty

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# oireachtas retorts
‘Fannies’, ‘prats’ and ‘clowns’: 10 bizarre moments from the 24th Seanad
From the Justice Minister’s laughing fit, to Jim Walsh’s controversial comments on abortion. Say what you like about the chamber’s effectiveness; so far the current crop of senators have been anything but boring.
# Seanad Abolition
Dublin set to reject Seanad abolition as referendum result to be tight
Too close to call is the word of the day.
# Seanad referendum
Richard Bruton is representing the government on the Prime Time debate
And it’s on tonight.
# let them in
Fine Gael TD: RA members should be able to participate in Dáil 'as fully as possible'
Eoghan Murphy and Regina Doherty have welcomed the surprise move to give rebel Fine Gael TDs speaking rights.
# Seanad referendum
"Recreating a second Dáil does the country no favours" - Regina Doherty
The chairman of the Democracy Matters campaign campaign was challenged to “name one significant thing the Seanad has done”, but argued that he is not defending the current system.
# Seanad referendum
TD uses Dáil questions to see how effective Seanad is, Ministers tell her to find out herself
The deputy director of Fine Gael’s Seanad abolition campaign, Regina Doherty, used the parliamentary questions to find out information about the Seanad, but ministers in her own party told her to find out herself.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think there is sexism in Leinster House?
The behaviour of David Norris and Tom Barry has raised some eyebrows – but what do you think?
# fannygate
Watch: Norris says he’s happy to withdraw words that caused offence
Senator David Norris told the Seanad this morning that he is happy to withdraw his “intemperate” remarks towards Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty.
# Seanad
Doherty: Norris comments gave Seanad abolition campaign a boost
The Fine Gael TD was referring to Norris saying she was “talking through her fanny” while in the Seanad yesterday.
# Your Say
Poll: Should David Norris apologise to Regina Doherty?
Senator David Norris has been criticised for saying a Fine Gael TD was “talking through her fanny” – but does he need to say sorry?
# Seanad Abolition
Doherty to complain over Norris after 'sexist and deeply inappropriate language'
Regina Doherty will be complaining to the leader of the Seanad over remarks by David Norris earlier today.
# Seanad Abolition
Video: David Norris accuses Fine Gael TD of ‘speaking out of her f***y’
Adolf Hitler also got a mention in the upper house this afternoon.
# Seanad
Richard Bruton: The Seanad is a luxury we can no longer afford
Minister Bruton and TD Regina Doherty will lead the campaign to abolish the Seanad, it was announced today.
Lisa McInerney: The loudest voices in pro-life camp discredit the civil ones
There is common ground to be found between pro-life and pro-choice people, writes Lisa McInerney, but plastic foetuses and death threats are eroding it.
# Health Insurance
TD warns against website charging €15 for free health insurance card
The European Health Insurance Card is free to EU citizens – but one website charges up to €19.99 to process your form.
# By-election
Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election
April has been mooted as the possible month for the by-election to be held with Fianna Fáil hoping to capitalise on its growing popularity but could the promissory note deal change things?
# Pyrite
Fine Gael TD calls for clarification on property tax for pyrite homes
Meanwhile, as he approaches his second Christmas in temporary accommodation, Priory Hall resident Liam Boland said he would refuse to pay.
# Carers
Fine Gael politicians urge Burton to roll back on respite grant cut
A Fine Gael TD and a Senator have both asked the Minister to reconsider the decision to cut the grant by over €300.
# Handbags
Fine Gael TD slams Fianna Fáil counterpart for committee no-show….
… but was he supposed to be there?
# Centra
Centra apologises and withdraws 'Children's Allowance Day' beer offer
The company said it was withdrawing the leaflet from four shops which were distributing it, encouraging customers to use their Children’s Allowance payment to buy beer and other products.
# Government deathwish
Flanagan's 'government deathwish' tweet criticised by Labour TD
A tweet from Fine Gael chairman Charlie Flanagan in which he asked had the Social Protection Minister “a government deathwish” has been criticised by Labour TD Colm Keaveney.
# Health
Govt criticised over proposed medical card and prescription charges
Health Minister Dr James Reilly has come under fire from patients’ associations, the Opposition and medical groups for considering an annual €50 medical card charge.
# Building Bridges
Taoiseach backs plan to rename bridge after Mary McAleese
Senator Jim D’arcy has called for Boyne Bridge to be renamed after the former president and says he has the support of Enda Kenny.
# GE11
The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm
Every hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.