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# seanad - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Not so rosy in the garden: Why are the Greens arguing amongst themselves again and why does it matter?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Not so rosy in the garden: Why are the Greens arguing amongst themselves again and why does it matter?

Mar 25th 2021, 6:34 PM 21,233 Views 26 Comments

A row about a Seanad by-election has stolen attention away from a big political win – here’s why.

# seanad - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Green senators table no confidence motion in Hazel Chu following decision to run in Seanad by-election
# Green Shade
# Green Shade

Green senators table no confidence motion in Hazel Chu following decision to run in Seanad by-election

Mar 24th 2021, 6:09 PM 50,015 Views 63 Comments

The Lord Mayor announced her nomination on Monday.

# seanad - Monday 22 March, 2021

Green Party councillor Hazel Chu to run as independent candidate in Seanad by-election
# Lord Mayor
# Lord Mayor

Green Party councillor Hazel Chu to run as independent candidate in Seanad by-election

Mar 22nd 2021, 9:52 PM 27,283 Views 58 Comments

She did not receive backing from her party to run.

# seanad - Friday 5 March, 2021

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says
# Legislation
# Legislation

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says

Mar 5th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,060 Views 12 Comments

The Bill has passed through all stages of the Seanad.

# seanad - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests

Feb 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,180 Views 14 Comments

Opposition parties have urged the Taoiseach and the government to prevent any further delay right after the 40th anniversary of the disaster.

# seanad - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

No paramilitary involvement in threats to port workers, says PSNI
# Northern Ireland Assembly
# Northern Ireland Assembly

No paramilitary involvement in threats to port workers, says PSNI

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 8:13 PM 42,069 Views 55 Comments

The EU asked its officials in Northern Ireland not to go to work and condemned ‘any threats’ to port staff

# seanad - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Oct 21st 2020, 3:35 PM 61,621 Views 15 Comments

Lecturer Maeve O’Rourke analyses the government’s nine main arguments in relation to the Bill.

# seanad - Friday 16 October, 2020

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes
# Seanad
# Seanad

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 5:29 PM 60,392 Views 28 Comments

Senators are debating legislation related to records compiled by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

# seanad - Friday 21 August, 2020

'Serious lapse of judgement': Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer resigns as Leas Cathaoirleach of the Seanad
# Golf Event
# Golf Event

'Serious lapse of judgement': Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer resigns as Leas Cathaoirleach of the Seanad

Aug 21st 2020, 10:12 AM 53,322 Views 118 Comments

Buttimer was one of the attendees at the Oireachtas Golf Society event.

# seanad - Monday 29 June, 2020

Seanad votes to continue serious organised crime trials to be heard without a jury for another year
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Seanad votes to continue serious organised crime trials to be heard without a jury for another year

Jun 29th 2020, 10:42 PM 15,220 Views 30 Comments

New Justice Minister Helen McEntee addressed senators today on why the legislation should be extended.

Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly has been elected Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann
# Seanad
# Seanad

Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly has been elected Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann

Jun 29th 2020, 3:47 PM 20,436 Views 25 Comments

Daly is succeeding Senator Dennis O’Donovan in the role.

High Court rejects case from Senators who wanted clarity on rules for Seanad sittings
# Seanad
# Seanad

High Court rejects case from Senators who wanted clarity on rules for Seanad sittings

Jun 29th 2020, 2:16 PM 8,702 Views 14 Comments

The issue raised in a case against the State no longer remains, but the court said it “could arise again” in the future.

# seanad - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees
# Seanad
# Seanad

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees

Jun 27th 2020, 9:04 PM 69,490 Views 86 Comments

The Seanad is due to meet at the Dublin Convention Centre on Monday morning.

# seanad - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees
# Courts
# Courts

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees

Jun 16th 2020, 12:53 PM 5,941 Views 0 Comments

There have been concerns that legislation could not be passed without a full complement of senators in place.

# seanad - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat
# Seanad
# Seanad

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat

Updated Jun 13th 2020, 7:28 PM 40,342 Views 74 Comments

DeSouza was involved in a legal battle with the UK Home Office until last month.

# seanad - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Senators to seek High Court determination if Taoiseach won't set date for next Seanad sitting
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Senators to seek High Court determination if Taoiseach won't set date for next Seanad sitting

Jun 6th 2020, 12:23 PM 10,274 Views 13 Comments

A group of 10 Senators have written to Leo Varadkar urging action two months after the Seanad elections have concluded.

# seanad - Friday 3 April, 2020

Here are all the Senators elected to the 26th Seanad with all seats filled
# The Seanad
# The Seanad

Here are all the Senators elected to the 26th Seanad with all seats filled

Updated Apr 3rd 2020, 10:20 PM 77,807 Views 101 Comments

The identities of the 11 Taoiseach’s nominees will remain unknown.

# seanad - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan and Independent Rónán Mullen elected to the Seanad
# Upper House
# Upper House

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan and Independent Rónán Mullen elected to the Seanad

Updated Apr 1st 2020, 3:58 PM 42,783 Views 108 Comments

Former TDs Michael D’Arcy and Eugene Murphy have been elected.

# seanad - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Three former TDs elected to the Seanad as counting continues
# Seanad
# Seanad

Three former TDs elected to the Seanad as counting continues

Updated Mar 31st 2020, 12:58 PM 49,574 Views 73 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Fintan Warfield and Fine Gael councillor John McGahon also won a seat.

# seanad - Monday 30 March, 2020

Poll: Will you pay attention to the Seanad general election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you pay attention to the Seanad general election?

Mar 30th 2020, 7:55 AM 22,831 Views 53 Comments

Counting in the Seanad general election begins today.

Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted
# Upper House
# Upper House

Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted

Mar 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 12,959 Views 49 Comments

This has been an election like none other for candidates hoping for a seat in the upper house.

# seanad - Friday 27 March, 2020

'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins

Updated Mar 27th 2020, 10:35 PM 107,128 Views 186 Comments

The Bill will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

# seanad - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government

Mar 25th 2020, 6:05 AM 29,957 Views 55 Comments

More emergency legislation is expected to be needed next week.

# seanad - Friday 20 March, 2020

Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins after passing in the Seanad
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins after passing in the Seanad

Updated Mar 20th 2020, 9:12 PM 65,064 Views 43 Comments

The bill provides a range of emergency measures to help deal with the Covid-19 outbreak.

# seanad - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar
# Election
# Election

'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar

Mar 7th 2020, 6:48 PM 32,304 Views 44 Comments

The party has 11 female candidates running for election in the Seanad.

# seanad - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Former MEP Lynn Boylan among seven candidates on Sinn Féin ticket for Seanad elections
# Seanad 2020
# Seanad 2020

Former MEP Lynn Boylan among seven candidates on Sinn Féin ticket for Seanad elections

Mar 1st 2020, 5:14 PM 25,826 Views 49 Comments

Boylan is joined by a councillor, a former mayor of Derry and four sitting senators running for Sinn Féin.

# seanad - Friday 28 February, 2020

FG’s Catherine Noone gets the nod, but Kate O’Connell loses out on Seanad nomination
# The Other Election
# The Other Election

FG’s Catherine Noone gets the nod, but Kate O’Connell loses out on Seanad nomination

Feb 28th 2020, 3:05 PM 40,217 Views 59 Comments

The Seanad election takes place on 30 March.

# seanad - Monday 17 February, 2020

Poll: Should voting in the Seanad election be extended?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should voting in the Seanad election be extended?

Feb 17th 2020, 9:18 AM 19,364 Views 61 Comments

Many people view the upper house as elitist and in need of being reformed or scrapped altogether.

# seanad - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Your Seanad election guide: How you can (or why you can't) vote for the next batch of senators
# Another Election
# Another Election

Your Seanad election guide: How you can (or why you can't) vote for the next batch of senators

Feb 16th 2020, 11:00 AM 33,339 Views 27 Comments

Here’s what you need to know.

# seanad - Friday 14 February, 2020

Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat

Feb 14th 2020, 9:01 AM 40,370 Views 97 Comments

A number of former TDs are expected to launch Seanad bids.

# seanad - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Any tariff increases would 'decimate' Ireland's food and drink imports to the UK - Brexit committee report
# Seanad
# Seanad

Any tariff increases would 'decimate' Ireland's food and drink imports to the UK - Brexit committee report

Dec 17th 2019, 11:06 AM 10,825 Views 21 Comments

Dublin Port expects the number of freight units from outside the EU to rise from 200,000 to 1 million after Brexit.

# seanad - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Filibustering of Judicial Appointments Bill 'led by lawyers' says Ross
# Jobs For Judges
# Jobs For Judges

Filibustering of Judicial Appointments Bill 'led by lawyers' says Ross

Dec 12th 2019, 12:34 PM 8,125 Views 8 Comments

The Bill passed in the Seanad by a slim margin of 25 votes to 23.

# seanad - Monday 19 August, 2019

Senators to move back to their old digs as Ceramics Room to be returned to the National Museum
# Moving House
# Moving House

Senators to move back to their old digs as Ceramics Room to be returned to the National Museum

Aug 19th 2019, 6:15 AM 12,038 Views 12 Comments

The refurbishment of Leinster House is set to cost in the region of €17 million.

# seanad - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

'We live in a strange world': Michael McDowell criticises Fine Gael TD over injury lawsuit
# Seanad
# Seanad

'We live in a strange world': Michael McDowell criticises Fine Gael TD over injury lawsuit

May 22nd 2019, 7:54 AM 33,712 Views 0 Comments

McDowell referenced the case before the Circuit Civil Court in the Seanad yesterday.

# seanad - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad
# Residential Tenancies Bill
# Residential Tenancies Bill

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad

May 21st 2019, 9:34 PM 18,725 Views 46 Comments

The Residential Tenancies Bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.

# seanad - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings
# Costs
# Costs

Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings

Mar 27th 2019, 4:10 PM 14,988 Views 37 Comments

The Seanad heard that in many public buildings, such as Leinster House, tampons and sanitary pads cost €2 each.

# seanad - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill
# Trouble Ahead
# Trouble Ahead

Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill

Dec 16th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,447 Views 30 Comments

The proposed legislation is due before the Dáil in the new year.

# seanad - Thursday 13 December, 2018

'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad

Dec 13th 2018, 8:00 PM 20,525 Views 193 Comments

The legislation will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

# seanad - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Abortion legislation has passed the Dáil and it's now on to the Seanad, so what next?
# January Deadline
# January Deadline

Abortion legislation has passed the Dáil and it's now on to the Seanad, so what next?

Dec 6th 2018, 6:00 PM 7,117 Views 58 Comments

The Seanad will now sit on Monday in order to get the legislation over the line by the Christmas deadline.

# seanad - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week
# Edging Closer
# Edging Closer

Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week

Dec 1st 2018, 11:00 AM 20,255 Views 110 Comments

It is likely the landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil at the earliest next week.

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