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# Seanad

This week
14th July 2024 - 20th July 2024
People who give character references for sexual offenders can now be cross-examined in court
Michael D Higgins signed the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Human Trafficking) Bill 2023 today.
Last week
7th July 2024 - 20th July 2024
New senator says misuse of disabled toilets must end with roll out of access keys
Motivational speaker Nikki Bradley appointed to the Seanad to replace Regina Doherty
Last month
June 2024
Seanad told three gay men were chased by six men with knives in Phoenix Park
This year
Recently elected member of Seanad Éireann running for the House of Commons in UK election
Calls for Seanad debate following Noteworthy cockfighting revelations
The Green Party's Northern Ireland leader is set to take a seat in the Seanad
Senator David Norris delivers his final Seanad speech as he retires after 36 years
Last year
Sinn Féin’s Belfast Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile resigns from the Seanad on health grounds
Tras Honan, the first and only woman to serve as Seanad Cathaoirleach, dies aged 93
Up to one million graduates could be eligible to vote under Seanad election reform plan
David Norris, the longest-serving Senator in Ireland, to retire in January
Dáil votes to restrict advertising of vaping products and ban the sale to under 18s
Government has two years to expand Seanad electorate, Supreme Court rules
Hate speech law won't progress further until autumn at the earliest
Oireachtas costs rose to €141.5m last year as more security was needed for politicians
Hate speech law 'not radical', says minister as senators highlight free speech 'chilling effect'
Seanad motion for government to 'keep their word' and disregard criminal records of gay men
Bertie Ahern to address Seanad next week for Good Friday Agreement anniversary
Report into 'serious welfare breaches' at Dublin Zoo deems majority of allegations to be 'unfounded'
All time
Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer elected as new chair of the Seanad
Motion on Ireland remaining a militarily neutral state won't be opposed by Government
Seanad motion to call for breastfeeding lessons to be taught in Irish schools
LED billboards 'should be restricted to 6 hours of illumination a day' to save energy
Seanad committee to gather views from 'all traditions' on island of Ireland’s future
'Your friendship and generosity will never be forgotten': Ukrainian MPs praise Ireland's response to war
Minister for Children apologises on behalf of Government for illegal birth registrations
Ceann Comhairle to visit Kyiv and address Ukrainian Parliament
Security analyst Tom Clonan wins the Trinity Seanad by-election
'You could do it overnight': Referendum on letting TDs vote remotely described as 'unnecessary'
Bill seeking to remove 'child pornography' term from Irish legislation to be debated in Seanad
Date for Seanad by-election to fill Ivana Bacik's seat set for March
Seanad passes motion calling on Government to support vaccine intellectual property waiver
New peat legislation slammed as ‘incompatible’ with climate targets and EU law
Legislation to mandate companies to report emissions moves forward in the Seanad
The cost of funding TDs climbed to €47.49 million last year
Seanad passes extension of emergency Covid-19 powers until November, but SF to push for earlier July review date
FF-FG voting pact steamrolls two-seat Seanad race as there's disappointment for Hazel Chu 
Not so rosy in the garden: Why are the Greens arguing amongst themselves again and why does it matter?
Green senators table no confidence motion in Hazel Chu following decision to run in Seanad by-election