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# Seanad debate

This year
Hate speech law 'not radical', says minister as senators highlight free speech 'chilling effect'
The minister said she wanted to be clear that no one has a right not to be offended.
All time
Seanad Debate FactCheck: Did David Norris really once get 1,000,000 retweets?’s FactCheck was paying close attention to TV3′s Seanad debate last night. Here’s who told the truth, and who lied.
'He probably should have done it': Kenny's TV debate refusal divides politicians
While Minister Pat Rabbitte said it was his view that Enda Kenny should have debated abolition, Fine Gael chairman Charlie Flanagan insisted that the Taoiseach engaged “up and down the country”.
Kenny says 'no' to TV debate on Seanad abolition
RTÉ say they’ve been told the Taoiseach won’t be taking part in the Prime Time debate, and will make other arrangements to have the ‘yes’ side represented.
Here’s what happened today: Friday
Get up to speed on the scrums at Ireland’s tax offices today, the renewed strike threat by doctors and the landmark report on climate change…
"I'll debate anyone, anywhere" - Richard Bruton
With the Taoiseach not keen on a televised debate, could Richard Bruton step up?
Senator accused of ‘talking through his derriere’ and ‘invoking memory of Bobby Ewing’
The Seanad is debating an emergency motion to annul legislation on organ transplantation.