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Seanad could sit more often than Dáil under new Leader's plans
# Seanad Éireann
# Seanad Éireann

Seanad could sit more often than Dáil under new Leader's plans

May 30th 2011, 9:36 AM 574 Views 0 Comments

Maurice Cummins wants to ensure that the Seanad sits on Fridays where possible – a practice not yet followed by the Dáil.

'Father' David Norris inspires Seanad maiden speeches
# Seanad
# Seanad

'Father' David Norris inspires Seanad maiden speeches

May 25th 2011, 6:11 PM 1,215 Views 0 Comments

Veteran senator warns that current crop of colleagues have to prove their worth ahead of next year’s proposed referendum on keeping the Seanad Éireann.

First meeting for possibly the last ever Seanad
# Seanad Éireann
# Seanad Éireann

First meeting for possibly the last ever Seanad

May 25th 2011, 8:06 AM 317 Views 0 Comments

The 24th Seanad convenes for the first time today, amid government plans to scrap the upper house of the Oireachtas for good.

First sitting of 24th Seanad tomorrow afternoon
# Seanad
# Seanad

First sitting of 24th Seanad tomorrow afternoon

May 24th 2011, 6:49 PM 465 Views 0 Comments

The 60 senators of the 24th Seanad Éireann will meet tomorrow afternoon for the first time to pick a Seanad Cathaoirleach.

President's husband among Taoiseach's 11 Seanad nominees
# Seanad Éireann
# Seanad Éireann

President's husband among Taoiseach's 11 Seanad nominees

May 20th 2011, 8:15 PM 1,431 Views 0 Comments

Dr Martin McAleese will become a member of the new Seanad – as will Eamon Coughlan and Fiach MacConghail.

Seanad expected to see out term despite referendum
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# Seanad

Seanad expected to see out term despite referendum

May 8th 2011, 1:42 PM 604 Views 0 Comments

Holding a referendum on the issue of abolishing the Seanad is a lengthy process, says government spokesperson.

Eamon Ryan launches Greens leadership bid... by battling a helicopter
# Green For Go
# Green For Go

Eamon Ryan launches Greens leadership bid... by battling a helicopter

May 6th 2011, 11:58 AM 923 Views 0 Comments

Hovering helicopter makes a din as former minister records leadership launch video in a park – as fellow candidate sticks with the ‘outdoorsy’ theme…

FG pulls ahead as Seanad election counts near completion
# Seanad Elections
# Seanad Elections

FG pulls ahead as Seanad election counts near completion

Apr 28th 2011, 11:21 PM 1,934 Views 0 Comments

Four of the five vocational panels are now nearly complete, while the two University constituencies are also nearly wrapped up.

SIPO probe into Ivor Callely's mobile phone claims discontinued
# Ivor Callely
# Ivor Callely

SIPO probe into Ivor Callely's mobile phone claims discontinued

Apr 28th 2011, 5:49 PM 1,692 Views 4 Comments

File on Callely gone to DPP as Standards in Public Office Commission finishes investigation into former senator’s phone expenses claim.

Female Fáil: Seanad elections see FF women back in Leinster House
# Jobs For The Girls
# Jobs For The Girls

Female Fáil: Seanad elections see FF women back in Leinster House

Apr 28th 2011, 11:59 AM 1,473 Views 0 Comments

Mary White and Averil Power are set to take seats in the Industrial & Commercial Panel, breaking the all-male presence in the FF parliamentary party.

Counting for Seanad’s Labour panel underway, as agricultural seats are completed
# Seanad Elections
# Seanad Elections

Counting for Seanad’s Labour panel underway, as agricultural seats are completed

Apr 27th 2011, 9:20 PM 1,512 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s vote management brings home four candidates – but only one of them is backed by Micheál Martin.

Big FF names tumble in second Seanad election
# Seanad Elections
# Seanad Elections

Big FF names tumble in second Seanad election

Apr 27th 2011, 7:41 AM 1,448 Views 0 Comments

Former junior ministers Martin Mansergh and Sean Connick both fail in bids to win election to the Administrative panel.

FG, FF and Labour share spoils in first of five Seanad elections
# Seanad Elections
# Seanad Elections

FG, FF and Labour share spoils in first of five Seanad elections

Apr 26th 2011, 8:19 PM 1,916 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil sources are happy with its vote management, securing two of the five seats in the Cultural & Educational Panel.

A bluffer's guide to the Seanad election count
# Seanad Éireann
# Seanad Éireann

A bluffer's guide to the Seanad election count

Apr 26th 2011, 9:04 AM 1,896 Views 0 Comments

Did you vote in the Seanad elections? Relax – you probably didn’t have one. Here’s how the whole thing works.

The Daily Fix: Friday
Live Apr 8th 2011, 8:03 PM

The Daily Fix: Friday

Callely the only senator not to receive expenses for February
Live Apr 8th 2011, 5:05 PM

Callely the only senator not to receive expenses for February

Over €1m wasted on postage due to out-of-date Seanad registers
# Seanad Elections
# Seanad Elections

Over €1m wasted on postage due to out-of-date Seanad registers

Mar 24th 2011, 4:10 PM 1,186 Views 0 Comments

Candidates for the Seanad’s University panels claim the voting register is badly out of date – wasting thousands in postage costs.

Ivor asked to leave Seanad after demanding time for personal statement
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Ivor asked to leave Seanad after demanding time for personal statement

Mar 24th 2011, 12:24 PM 2,110 Views 8 Comments

The final sitting of the Seanad is called to a halt after the controversial Callely seeks time to explain his expenses claims.

121 candidates in the running for 43 Seanad panel seats
# Seanad Elections
# Seanad Elections

121 candidates in the running for 43 Seanad panel seats

Mar 21st 2011, 5:01 PM 1,897 Views 0 Comments

There are 31 Fianna Fáil candidates running – three times as many as party HQ would like – while Fine Gael fields 54, Labour 13.

FF 'old guard' hits out at Martin's Seanad plans
# Seanad Elections
# Seanad Elections

FF 'old guard' hits out at Martin's Seanad plans

Mar 16th 2011, 10:01 AM 997 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s leader names the ten candidates he’s prioritising – despite there being over a dozen others in the running.

Kenny to face first Leaders' Questions as Taoiseach
# The New Dáil
# The New Dáil

Kenny to face first Leaders' Questions as Taoiseach

Mar 15th 2011, 9:03 AM 431 Views 0 Comments

After eight and a half years asking the questions, today Taoiseach Enda Kenny will answer them for the first time as leader.

Independents to meet on running Seanad candidates
# Seanad Elections
# Seanad Elections

Independents to meet on running Seanad candidates

Mar 5th 2011, 11:16 AM 948 Views 4 Comments

Independent TDs, senators, MEPs and councillors will attend a meeting to see if non-party candidates can win Seanad seats.

Brian Cowen gives party pal a Seanad seat
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# Seanad

Brian Cowen gives party pal a Seanad seat

Mar 3rd 2011, 4:52 PM 2,441 Views 0 Comments

Ousted TD gets seat – but just for a few weeks until Seanad election.

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm

Feb 27th 2011, 11:25 PM 1,197 Views 0 Comments

EVERY hour – on the half hour –TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

Which would you do: shrink the Dáil, or scrap the Seanad?
# GE11
# GE11

Which would you do: shrink the Dáil, or scrap the Seanad?

Feb 17th 2011, 10:19 PM 2,461 Views 0 Comments

All parties seem to be agreed that there’s too many politicians. Where would you cut them from – Dáil or Seanad?

Parties to lay out proposals for political reform
# GE11
# GE11

Parties to lay out proposals for political reform

Feb 7th 2011, 8:14 AM 443 Views 1 Comment

Fine Gael and Labour will outline their plans for political reform, while Fianna Fáil will unveil its overall election manifesto.

High Court awards Callely €17k in damages for Seanad suspension
# Ivor
# Ivor

High Court awards Callely €17k in damages for Seanad suspension

Jan 31st 2011, 4:23 PM 1,213 Views 0 Comments

Senator Ivor Callely has been awarded damages relating to his loss of earnings over his quashed Seanad suspension.

Seanad passes Finance Bill after late bankers' bonus scare
# Finance Bill
# Finance Bill

Seanad passes Finance Bill after late bankers' bonus scare

Jan 29th 2011, 7:15 PM 2,072 Views 0 Comments

The Finance Bill passes unamended through the Seanad, after a late scare for Fianna Fáil when the Greens jump ship.

Dáil unlikely to need summoning for Finance Bill
# Seanad Éireann
# Seanad Éireann

Dáil unlikely to need summoning for Finance Bill

Jan 29th 2011, 10:21 AM 892 Views 0 Comments

The Finance Bill will finish its passage through the Seanad today, allowing dozens of on-hold TDs to take Saturday night off.

Ivor's Seanad finale: "The truth shall set you free"
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Ivor's Seanad finale: "The truth shall set you free"

Jan 28th 2011, 11:38 AM 3,426 Views 0 Comments

The controversial Senator retires in the same way he lived: annoying pretty much everyone else in Seanad Éireann.

Cowen confirms Dáil dissolution request for Tuesday
# GE11
# GE11

Cowen confirms Dáil dissolution request for Tuesday

Jan 28th 2011, 9:43 AM 982 Views 0 Comments

As the Finance Bill is sent to the Seanad, Brian Cowen confirms he’ll wait until Tuesday before going to the Park.

The Finance Bill: The schedule in full
# Finance Bill
# Finance Bill

The Finance Bill: The schedule in full

Jan 25th 2011, 9:02 AM 376 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how the next week in the Dáíl and Seanad will pan out, in order to allow an election be held as quickly as possible.

Dáil prepares for final days before dissolution
# Dying Dáil
# Dying Dáil

Dáil prepares for final days before dissolution

Jan 25th 2011, 8:14 AM 591 Views 0 Comments

The Dáil schedule is cleared to allow the Finance Bill to be sped through – and may be in on Saturday night to wrap up.

Referendum on Seanad 'unlikely', says Greens' Boyle
# Scrap The Seanad?
# Scrap The Seanad?

Referendum on Seanad 'unlikely', says Greens' Boyle

Jan 3rd 2011, 5:42 PM 461 Views 0 Comments

The Green Party chairman – and deputy leader of the Seanad – says he doesn’t think the Seanad will allow for a referendum.