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# Seanad Éireann

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Referendum on Seanad 'unlikely', says Greens' Boyle
The Green Party chairman – and deputy leader of the Seanad – says he doesn’t think the Seanad will allow for a referendum.
Poll: Should we scrap the Seanad entirely?
There could be a referendum on the way to scrap the upper house of the OIreachtas. What’s your opinion on it?
Vote to scrap Seanad could be held within months
The government admits it is to discuss holding a referendum scrapping the upper house on the same day as the next election.
No early election, as Oireachtas set for five-week Christmas holiday
The provisional calendar schedules the Dáil to finish for Christmas on December 16, and not return until January 19.
More election developments as Donegal count continues
Cassidy apologises over 'it's not easy' remarks
The Leader of the Seanad says sorry for claiming it’s tough to live on €65k a year.
Ash cloud TDs granted expenses they never incurred
Four TDs stranded abroad are given permission to declare themselves ‘present’ in Leinster House – and claim expenses.
Seanad lawyers tell Court it cannot hear Callely appeal
Lawyers for the Seanad committee that suspended Ivor Callely tell the High Court to butt out of Oireachtas business.
FF senator claimed €146,000 in expenses after changing address
Senator Don Lydon changed his address from Dublin to Donegal in 2004, and received huge expenses over three years.
Callely “has not had a day’s peace”
What is it that Ivor wants the court to do?
Callely will today launch a High Court challenge into his Seanad suspension. What are his arguments likely to be?
Callely given two weeks to respond to expenses claims
A two-week stay of execution for Ivor, while Larry Butler will attend a committee in a month’s time.
Senators send formal responses over ethics complaints
Why can't Ivor Callely be sacked?
We explain why nobody can force Ivor Callely out of his seat in the Seanad.
Callely will make €240,000 in the year after he quits
With a payoff like that, why wouldn’t he bow to public pressure and walk?
Callely suspended over fresh allegations
Callely suspended for behaviour “unbecoming” a member of Fianna Fáil… namely, claims that he used forged documents to file expenses.
Callely put Cork house up for sale FIVE years ago
…but he still insists he has been using it as his primary residence since 2007.