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Hogan appoints five-member panel to oversee Seanad referendum
# Seanad
# Seanad

Hogan appoints five-member panel to oversee Seanad referendum

Jun 7th 2013, 3:59 PM 4,569 Views 54 Comments

The Referendum Commission will be chaired by Justice Elizabeth Dunne, whenever the Oireachtas passes the referendum bill.

Explainer: What else will change if we scrap the Seanad?
# Seanad
# Seanad

Explainer: What else will change if we scrap the Seanad?

Jun 6th 2013, 4:39 PM 9,311 Views 47 Comments

The formal legislation to change the Constitution and delete the Seanad is out today. So what’s in it?

Government announces Dáil reform plans if Seanad is scrapped
# Political Reform
# Political Reform

Government announces Dáil reform plans if Seanad is scrapped

Jun 5th 2013, 4:59 PM 6,972 Views 98 Comments

A referendum to overhaul the Oireachtas and abolish the Seanad is planned for early October.

Members launch plan to reform Seanad and prevent abolition
# Seanad Reform
# Seanad Reform

Members launch plan to reform Seanad and prevent abolition

May 12th 2013, 4:11 PM 6,346 Views 45 Comments

Feargal Quinn and Katherine Zappone will call a vote this Wednesday on plans to overhaul how the chamber is elected.

A new Vice President, and other things that happen if the Seanad is scrapped
# Seanad
# Seanad

A new Vice President, and other things that happen if the Seanad is scrapped

May 6th 2013, 8:45 AM 9,371 Views 33 Comments

We have a look at how the constitution may need rewriting if the second House of the Oireachtas is binned.

Norris claims Iona Institute 'tried to mislead constitutional convention'
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

Norris claims Iona Institute 'tried to mislead constitutional convention'

Apr 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,854 Views 77 Comments

Norris has called for an inquiry into whether the conservative think-tank misrepresented a study about child parenting.

Taoiseach defended after Labour's leaflet attack... by Fianna Fáil
# By-election
# By-election

Taoiseach defended after Labour's leaflet attack... by Fianna Fáil

Mar 27th 2013, 12:05 PM 11,226 Views 54 Comments

A Fianna Fáil senator comes out in defence of Enda Kenny after his inclusion in a Labour ‘get out the vote’ leaflet.

New Bill would give Seanad vote to all citizens - including emigrants
# Seanad Reform
# Seanad Reform

New Bill would give Seanad vote to all citizens - including emigrants

Mar 3rd 2013, 3:24 PM 5,751 Views 51 Comments

Professor John Crown’s Seanad Electoral Reform Bill will be debated by Senators this Wednesday evening.

TDs vote to liquidate IBRC in dramatic late-night Dáil sitting
# Prom Night
# Prom Night

TDs vote to liquidate IBRC in dramatic late-night Dáil sitting

Feb 7th 2013, 3:50 AM 14,710 Views 69 Comments

TDs voted by 113 votes to 35 to wind down the former Anglo, laying off its employees with immediate effect.

LIVE: Seanad debates legislation to liquidate IBRC
# Prom Night
# Prom Night

LIVE: Seanad debates legislation to liquidate IBRC

Feb 7th 2013, 3:18 AM 4,484 Views 0 Comments

Watch live from the Seanad Chamber as members deliberate on whether to immediately wind down the former Anglo.

Here’s how every TD voted on the Bill to liquidate IBRC
# Prom Night
# Prom Night

Here’s how every TD voted on the Bill to liquidate IBRC

Feb 7th 2013, 3:07 AM 19,833 Views 0 Comments

Here’s the total voting chart for how the Dáil divided on its final decision to liquidate the former Anglo Irish Bank.

As it happened: Dáil approves Bill to liquidate IBRC
Live Feb 7th 2013, 1:20 AM

As it happened: Dáil approves Bill to liquidate IBRC

Poll: Do you support swapping the promissory note for long-term bonds?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support swapping the promissory note for long-term bonds?

Feb 6th 2013, 9:45 PM 18,116 Views 174 Comments

The government wants to issue long-term bonds to get rid of the IBRC promissory notes. What do you think?

President Higgins returning to Ireland to consider IBRC legislation
# Ibrc
# Ibrc

President Higgins returning to Ireland to consider IBRC legislation

Feb 6th 2013, 9:15 PM 10,933 Views 0 Comments

Michael D Higgins has interrupted a trip to Italy to make himself available if the Oireachtas passes an IBRC bill tonight.

Here’s the schedule for the Dáil’s late-night IBRC sitting
# Ibrc
# Ibrc

Here’s the schedule for the Dáil’s late-night IBRC sitting

Feb 6th 2013, 9:07 PM 15,045 Views 61 Comments

It’ll be a late one in the Dail.

Chief Whip says leaking of elements of IBRC plan is ‘unfortunate’
# Ibrc
# Ibrc

Chief Whip says leaking of elements of IBRC plan is ‘unfortunate’

Feb 6th 2013, 8:48 PM 9,781 Views 0 Comments

Paul Kehoe: “The Minister for Finance has taken action to secure the stability of IBRC in the face of these leaks.”

Dáil to sit at 10:30pm to debate emergency legislation on liquidating IBRC
# Promissory Note
# Promissory Note

Dáil to sit at 10:30pm to debate emergency legislation on liquidating IBRC

Feb 6th 2013, 8:28 PM 47,571 Views 244 Comments

TDs will reconvene after 10pm tonight to discuss plans to transfer IBRC’s assets to NAMA – as part of a deal to replace the promissory notes with long-term Government bonds.

Martin McAleese to resign from Seanad next week
# Seanad Éireann
# Seanad Éireann

Martin McAleese to resign from Seanad next week

Feb 1st 2013, 4:34 PM 14,963 Views 50 Comments

The independent Senator has written to the Seanad Cathaoirleach, who will confirm the resignation on Tuesday.

In numbers: How much would we save by abolishing the Seanad?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

In numbers: How much would we save by abolishing the Seanad?

Jan 20th 2013, 8:00 AM 14,333 Views 82 Comments

We’ll be holding a referendum on abolishing the Seanad at some stage in 2013. So how much does it cost us every year?

Oireachtas agenda: Jobs crisis, regulator spending and VEC abolition
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Jobs crisis, regulator spending and VEC abolition

Jan 17th 2013, 9:30 AM 3,448 Views 6 Comments

Legislation to replace VECs with new Education Boards is just one of several matters being debated in Leinster House today.

Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?
# CSPE 101
# CSPE 101

Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?

Jan 2nd 2013, 7:30 AM 22,005 Views 29 Comments

The forthcoming legislation on abortion will put the workings of the Oireachtas under a fresh spotlight. Here’s how the lawmaking process works.

VIDEO: Here are the highlights of the Dáil and Seanad in 2012
# Review 2012
# Review 2012

VIDEO: Here are the highlights of the Dáil and Seanad in 2012

Dec 27th 2012, 2:52 PM 3,254 Views 13 Comments

The Oireachtas has put together these videos taking a look at some of the key moments from the Dáil and Seanad this year.

Investigation into 'attempted hacking' of Oireachtas members' voicemails
# Hacking
# Hacking

Investigation into 'attempted hacking' of Oireachtas members' voicemails

Dec 19th 2012, 8:40 PM 5,150 Views 18 Comments

The Houses of the Oireachtas ICT unit is investigating a possible attempt to hack the voicemail boxes of Oireachtas members and their staff in Leinster House.

Government will legislate to allow abortion in line with X Case ruling
# Abortion
# Abortion

Government will legislate to allow abortion in line with X Case ruling

Dec 18th 2012, 3:07 PM 8,298 Views 109 Comments

The legislation, which will be introduced in the New Year, will be supplemented by more detailed regulations.

Consumer body seeking €130k chief executive for soon-to-be-merged body
# Merger
# Merger

Consumer body seeking €130k chief executive for soon-to-be-merged body

Dec 18th 2012, 2:44 PM 6,268 Views 31 Comments

The National Consumer Agency is seeking a new chief executive, despite being set to merge with the Competition Authority.

Mullen warns of 'double-think' on X Case after Newtown massacre
# Abortion
# Abortion

Mullen warns of 'double-think' on X Case after Newtown massacre

Dec 18th 2012, 2:14 PM 21,470 Views 137 Comments

Rónán Mullen says it is “appropriate” to express sympathy with the shooting victims, but that unborn children should not be thought of differently.

Oireachtas agenda: Will the Seanad put the brakes on the Budget?
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Will the Seanad put the brakes on the Budget?

Dec 18th 2012, 10:01 AM 3,202 Views 13 Comments

While the Seanad votes on welfare cuts and PRSI hikes, the Dáil holds its final debates on the new property tax.

Seanad vote could delay Budget's welfare cuts by three months
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Seanad vote could delay Budget's welfare cuts by three months

Dec 16th 2012, 2:49 PM 8,473 Views 32 Comments

At least one Labour senator says he may vote against the Social Welfare Bill. One more defect could defeat the government.

Poll: Should the Seanad be saved, abolished or reformed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Seanad be saved, abolished or reformed?

Dec 11th 2012, 9:49 AM 9,717 Views 101 Comments

The Seanad turns 90 today. Should it be put out to pasture, given a new lease of life, or left as it is?

Oireachtas agenda: CIE debts, employment rights, abortion vote
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: CIE debts, employment rights, abortion vote

Nov 28th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,725 Views 8 Comments

Today’s business at Leinster House will include a debate on employment rights for immigrants of questionable working status.

Oireachtas agenda: Abortion Bill, EU presidency, extra funding
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Abortion Bill, EU presidency, extra funding

Nov 27th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,937 Views 10 Comments

Two Government departments, and two state bodies, are seeking extra funding in today’s business at Leinster House.

Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment
# Referendum
# Referendum

Children’s Referendum website corrected after omitting part of amendment

Nov 8th 2012, 9:17 PM 11,701 Views 84 Comments

The government’s scaled-down version of ChildrensReferendum.ie needed amending this evening after it omitted part of the referendum being held on Saturday.

Minister: Government acted "in good faith" on referendum information
# Referendum
# Referendum

Minister: Government acted "in good faith" on referendum information

Nov 8th 2012, 6:22 PM 5,527 Views 71 Comments

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald says the Office of the Attorney General gave legal advice on the website and booklet.

VIDEO: TDs agree to give themselves next week off
# Mid-term Break
# Mid-term Break

VIDEO: TDs agree to give themselves next week off

Oct 25th 2012, 7:19 PM 7,683 Views 90 Comments

A rare moment of unanimity in the Dáil chamber…

Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings
# Allowances
# Allowances

Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings

Oct 1st 2012, 10:14 AM 6,847 Views 70 Comments

224 of the 226 members of the Dáil and Seanad were paid allowances in August, even though both houses were in recess.

Group's Seanad paper hopes to stimulate debate on possible reforms
# Seanad Reform
# Seanad Reform

Group's Seanad paper hopes to stimulate debate on possible reforms

Sep 26th 2012, 9:14 AM 1,631 Views 11 Comments

A group including two current senators has published a booklet calling for reform of the Seanad rather than abolition.

Three Labour senators break ranks over plan to scrap Seanad
# Rebellion
# Rebellion

Three Labour senators break ranks over plan to scrap Seanad

Jun 20th 2012, 4:46 PM 4,143 Views 21 Comments

The three senators are now likely to be kicked out of the Labour Parliamentary Party after supporting an opposition motion.

Government defeated – twice – in Seanad votes over reform talks
# Defeated
# Defeated

Government defeated – twice – in Seanad votes over reform talks

Jun 20th 2012, 1:15 PM 4,748 Views 33 Comments

Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and independent members join forces to force a debate on circumventing plans to scrap the Seanad.

Overhaul sees number of Oireachtas committees increased
# Political Reform
# Political Reform

Overhaul sees number of Oireachtas committees increased

Jun 19th 2012, 3:05 PM 2,201 Views 13 Comments

The Programme for Government included a pledge to reduce committee numbers – but the survivors had too much work.

VIDEO: Alan Shatter has a laughing fit... in the Seanad
# Giggles
# Giggles

VIDEO: Alan Shatter has a laughing fit... in the Seanad

May 3rd 2012, 11:41 AM 5,512 Views 14 Comments

What’s got the justice minister so amused? Apparently it’s the plethora of acronyms contained in his own speech…