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# 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

Counting in the Seanad general election begins today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Seanad election takes place on 30 March.

# seanad - Monday 17 February, 2020

Poll: Should voting in the Seanad election be extended? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should voting in the Seanad election be extended?

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

# seanad - Sunday 16 February, 2020

# seanad - Friday 14 February, 2020

Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

# seanad - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Seanad passes Occupied Territories Bill despite government opposition

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

# seanad - Friday 23 November, 2018

New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

# seanad - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Seanad briefly suspended over 'misogyny' row

Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford-Lee clashed with Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer.

# seanad - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Alcohol Bill, first published in 2015, finally passes through Oireachtas

The legislation provides for changes such as minimum pricing and restrictions on advertising.

# seanad - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month

Charlie Flanagan said the reference to blasphemy in the Constitution incorrectly identifies Ireland “as a country that does not value freedom of expression”.

# seanad - Friday 27 July, 2018

Trouble ahead? Independent minister undecided on Israeli goods trade ban bill

A division has emerged around the Cabinet table between Fine Gael members and independent ministers.

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