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Oireachtas agenda: Mobility grant, Seanad reform and social media abuse
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Mobility grant, Seanad reform and social media abuse

Mar 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 2,356 Views 6 Comments

The Communications committee this morning begins debate on how to respond to the abuse of social media.

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.

Column: The Seanad must be a real balance to Government power
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Seanad must be a real balance to Government power

Jan 25th 2013, 1:00 PM 94 Views 33 Comments

Legislation is not being properly vetted because the Government can simply force it through, writes Senator Katherine Zappone.

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.

Column: Getting a new driver isn’t enough – this country needs repairs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Getting a new driver isn’t enough – this country needs repairs

Jul 1st 2012, 8:30 AM 33 Views 22 Comments

We may have a different government. But without serious political reform we’re headed for another crisis, writes Oliver Moran.

TV, air travel and underpants: the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

TV, air travel and underpants: the week in numbers

Jun 23rd 2012, 7:30 PM 5,394 Views 3 Comments

Plus – how TDs are fast becoming an endangered species, and how much Hollywood’s leading ladies can command per film.

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 4,749 Views 33 Comments

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

Column: Abolish the Seanad? Here's a better idea to fix our political system
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Abolish the Seanad? Here's a better idea to fix our political system

Jan 11th 2012, 7:30 AM 169 Views 54 Comments

Parish-pump politics is crippling our democracy – so Simon Tuohy offers a radical new proposal to fix the system.