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# seanad - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Joan Burton survives motion of no confidence as TDs attack Labour in heated debate
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# State Of The Nation

Joan Burton survives motion of no confidence as TDs attack Labour in heated debate

Jan 21st 2016, 12:00 PM 18,398 Views 110 Comments

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# seanad - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Enda Kenny will be hanging out with a lot of billionaires today
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# State Of The Nation

Enda Kenny will be hanging out with a lot of billionaires today

Jan 20th 2016, 11:53 AM 15,149 Views 91 Comments

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# seanad - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism'
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# State Of The Nation

Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism'

Jan 19th 2016, 11:48 AM 23,090 Views 65 Comments

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# seanad - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Labour TD criticises Burton for giving David Begg state board role without public process
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# State Of The Nation

Labour TD criticises Burton for giving David Begg state board role without public process

Jan 14th 2016, 12:15 PM 22,358 Views 107 Comments

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# seanad - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

TDs are back from their Christmas break - and they've got one thing on their minds
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# State Of The Nation

TDs are back from their Christmas break - and they've got one thing on their minds

Jan 13th 2016, 12:00 PM 8,052 Views 60 Comments

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# seanad - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

An election is around the corner, but will Enda be Taoiseach again?
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# State Of The Nation

An election is around the corner, but will Enda be Taoiseach again?

Jan 12th 2016, 11:55 AM 18,295 Views 133 Comments

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# seanad - Thursday 17 December, 2015

An 1871 law catering for 'lunatics' was FINALLY repealed today
# Assisted Decision Making
# Assisted Decision Making

An 1871 law catering for 'lunatics' was FINALLY repealed today

Dec 17th 2015, 5:55 PM 28,582 Views 40 Comments

A new law will repeal the Lunacy Regulations Act, which has been on Ireland’s statute books for 144 years.

# seanad - Monday 14 December, 2015

January surprise? Joan is on high alert for an early election
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

January surprise? Joan is on high alert for an early election

Dec 14th 2015, 12:30 PM 14,682 Views 157 Comments

Could Enda go to the country before the end of next month?

# seanad - Thursday 10 December, 2015

'The abortion holocaust': Senator condemned for 'horrific' language
# Seanad
# Seanad

'The abortion holocaust': Senator condemned for 'horrific' language

Dec 10th 2015, 5:29 PM 26,759 Views 206 Comments

Jim Walsh has drawn condemnation for remarks made in the Seanad earlier.

Senator Jim Walsh tells Senator Ivana Bacik to "get treatment for haemorrhoids"
# Bottom Line
# Bottom Line

Senator Jim Walsh tells Senator Ivana Bacik to "get treatment for haemorrhoids"

Dec 10th 2015, 2:41 PM 28,587 Views 79 Comments

Really, he actually said that.

# seanad - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Clearly there is a heightened risk of something going wrong'
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# State Of The Nation

'Clearly there is a heightened risk of something going wrong'

Dec 3rd 2015, 1:45 PM 22,498 Views 0 Comments

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# seanad - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Senator regrets if people were offended by controversial abortion comments
# Abortion
# Abortion

Senator regrets if people were offended by controversial abortion comments

Dec 2nd 2015, 6:43 PM 13,045 Views 90 Comments

The Renua senator was responding to criticism of his remarks in the Seanad yesterday.

# seanad - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Paul Bradford: "There are no such babies as babies with fatal foetal abnormalities"
# Seanad
# Seanad

Paul Bradford: "There are no such babies as babies with fatal foetal abnormalities"

Dec 1st 2015, 10:16 PM 42,973 Views 313 Comments

The Senator said that there are babies with “life-limiting conditions”.

# seanad - Friday 13 November, 2015

Joan Burton lashes 'online warriors' as Mairia Cahill becomes a Labour senator
# By-election
# By-election

Joan Burton lashes 'online warriors' as Mairia Cahill becomes a Labour senator

Nov 13th 2015, 3:08 PM 30,929 Views 414 Comments

The abuse victim has won a seat on the Seanad’s Industrial and Commercial Panel.

# seanad - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Mairia Cahill 'deeply regrets and is deeply sorry' for dissident involvement
# Seanad By-election
# Seanad By-election

Mairia Cahill 'deeply regrets and is deeply sorry' for dissident involvement

Nov 12th 2015, 11:54 PM 41,732 Views 280 Comments

The Labour Seanad candidate has broken her silence.

Security at Leinster House to be beefed up after increased risk to TDs
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# State Of The Nation

Security at Leinster House to be beefed up after increased risk to TDs

Nov 12th 2015, 12:10 PM 20,130 Views 0 Comments

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# seanad - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Former minister reportedly investigated over child sex abuse claims
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# State Of The Nation

Former minister reportedly investigated over child sex abuse claims

Nov 11th 2015, 12:00 PM 43,168 Views 0 Comments

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# seanad - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Mairia Cahill is refusing to talk about her past dissident links
# Seanad By-election
# Seanad By-election

Mairia Cahill is refusing to talk about her past dissident links

Nov 10th 2015, 5:31 PM 29,752 Views 0 Comments

The Labour Seanad candidate is coming under pressure over her refusal to debate.

# seanad - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Labour is taking legal advice over an email about Mairia Cahill
# Seanad By-election
# Seanad By-election

Labour is taking legal advice over an email about Mairia Cahill

Nov 4th 2015, 1:16 PM 21,343 Views 0 Comments

The email was sent to every TD and Senator overnight by the independent Seanad by-election candidate Jerry Beades.

# seanad - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Watch the historic moment same-sex marriage moved a step closer
# Weddings By Christmas
# Weddings By Christmas

Watch the historic moment same-sex marriage moved a step closer

Oct 22nd 2015, 3:57 PM 12,511 Views 112 Comments

Applause broke out in the Seanad as the Marriage Bill passed all stages today

David Norris: I am not in favour of incest, I never have been
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

David Norris: I am not in favour of incest, I never have been

Oct 22nd 2015, 1:52 PM 16,597 Views 52 Comments

The independent senator has sought to clarify remarks he made in the Seanad on Tuesday.

# seanad - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

David Norris says that gay cousins should be allowed to marry each other
# Seanad
# Seanad

David Norris says that gay cousins should be allowed to marry each other

Oct 20th 2015, 11:08 PM 35,194 Views 191 Comments

“It wouldn’t take a feather out of me if two cousin married each other. What’s the problem with that. Really?”

# seanad - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Everything you need to know about the strangest election in Irish politics
# Sinead Burke
# Sinead Burke

Everything you need to know about the strangest election in Irish politics

Oct 17th 2015, 8:15 AM 18,099 Views 69 Comments

A Seanad by-election is a strange creature that’s not without controversy.

# seanad - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

The government won't be doing any Seanad reform after all
# The Other House
# The Other House

The government won't be doing any Seanad reform after all

Oct 14th 2015, 12:52 PM 10,622 Views 44 Comments

Proposals to expand the electorate will not be implemented before the election.

# seanad - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Marriage Equality jumped another legal hurdle today as marriages move closer
# Referendum Wait
# Referendum Wait

Marriage Equality jumped another legal hurdle today as marriages move closer

Oct 7th 2015, 1:17 PM 7,360 Views 86 Comments

The bill will now move to the Seanad before it is enacted.

# seanad - Monday 5 October, 2015

Sinn Féin 'actively considering' running someone against Mairia Cahill
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# Seanad

Sinn Féin 'actively considering' running someone against Mairia Cahill

Oct 5th 2015, 4:08 PM 18,664 Views 45 Comments

The party is considering its options.

# seanad - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Cahill says running for the Seanad for Labour is a message to her abuser and the IRA
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

Cahill says running for the Seanad for Labour is a message to her abuser and the IRA

Oct 4th 2015, 6:44 PM 14,978 Views 290 Comments

Cahill said she spent a lot of time considering how she would manage the nomination if successful.

# seanad - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Mairia Cahill has joined Labour and is set to run for the Seanad
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

Mairia Cahill has joined Labour and is set to run for the Seanad

Oct 3rd 2015, 8:36 PM 21,193 Views 192 Comments

The Belfast woman has been nominated for the position by Joan Burton and Alan Kelly.

# seanad - Monday 28 September, 2015

'My son will never live independently. I fear for his future when I'm dead'
# Seanad Bid
# Seanad Bid

'My son will never live independently. I fear for his future when I'm dead'

Sep 28th 2015, 9:15 PM 21,073 Views 17 Comments

Dr Tom Clonan, a security analyst and former army captain, is running for the Seanad.

# seanad - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Enda is the most popular leader in the country, but it's not all good news for him
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# State Of The Nation

Enda is the most popular leader in the country, but it's not all good news for him

Sep 24th 2015, 11:57 AM 18,736 Views 125 Comments

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# seanad - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Sinn Féin councillor's 'West Brit' comment "like an American calling someone an 'Uncle Tom'"
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# Seanad

Sinn Féin councillor's 'West Brit' comment "like an American calling someone an 'Uncle Tom'"

Sep 23rd 2015, 8:30 PM 14,941 Views 137 Comments

The Seanad has heard criticism of Sinn Féin councillor Micheál Mac Donncha’s Facebook comment.

Another by-election on the way as Senator Jimmy Harte resigns
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# Labour

Another by-election on the way as Senator Jimmy Harte resigns

Sep 23rd 2015, 5:20 PM 15,176 Views 29 Comments

The Donegal senator sustained serious head injuries in an accidental fall nearly two years ago.

This political giant is coming to Ireland for the first time today
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# State Of The Nation

This political giant is coming to Ireland for the first time today

Sep 23rd 2015, 12:00 PM 25,162 Views 73 Comments

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# seanad - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Micheál Martin says a gun was put to Martin Callinan's head
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# State Of The Nation

Micheál Martin says a gun was put to Martin Callinan's head

Sep 22nd 2015, 12:10 PM 15,839 Views 55 Comments

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The Dáil's back today. Here are 7 things to look forward to in the new political season
# The Next Season
# The Next Season

The Dáil's back today. Here are 7 things to look forward to in the new political season

Sep 22nd 2015, 7:30 AM 21,202 Views 48 Comments

An election looms…

# seanad - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

"I understand it's very nice": Senator says we should move Seanad to Farmleigh
# Good Parking
# Good Parking

"I understand it's very nice": Senator says we should move Seanad to Farmleigh

Jul 21st 2015, 5:45 PM 12,983 Views 46 Comments

“I understand it’s very nice from television.”

# seanad - Monday 20 July, 2015

Contentious law allowing water charges to be taken from dole passed by Seanad
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Contentious law allowing water charges to be taken from dole passed by Seanad

Jul 20th 2015, 11:01 PM 33,640 Views 228 Comments

The bill will allow a court to order that water charges – and other debts – can be taken from people’s social welfare or earnings.

# seanad - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

The government is having a really bad day in the Seanad
# Seanadigans
# Seanadigans

The government is having a really bad day in the Seanad

Jul 15th 2015, 8:13 PM 29,649 Views 55 Comments

The coalition has a minority in the upper house at present.

# seanad - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

'The Greek people needed the steady hand of Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan'
# Seanadigans
# Seanadigans

'The Greek people needed the steady hand of Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan'

Jul 14th 2015, 1:30 PM 19,536 Views 70 Comments

Fianna Fáil senator Terry Leyden made his comments as the Seanad discussed the Greek crisis this morning.

# seanad - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Fine Gael can't get away from the abortion issue
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# State Of The Nation

Fine Gael can't get away from the abortion issue

Jul 9th 2015, 12:00 PM 19,365 Views 72 Comments

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