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#Seanad

# seanad - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Over a year after the Seanad referendum, there will be reforms

A working group will report back to the government by March.

# seanad - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you tune into Oireachtas TV?

Organisers aren’t expecting thousands of viewers.

The Oireachtas really wants you to know it broadcasts the Dáil on TV

The parliament’s communications unit is stepping up an advertising campaign.

# seanad - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

WATCH: David Norris condemns 'knickers shops and ignorant buildings' in Dublin city

“What I have seen has absolutely horrified me.”

# seanad - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Adoption group urges support for new law to stop adoptees 'feeling like pariahs'

James Reilly has said that the Adoption Bill will benefit from further consultation.

# seanad - Monday 17 November, 2014

'My son died believing I had rejected him': Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill

The Seanad is set to debate a Bill on the rights of adopted people this week.

# seanad - Monday 10 November, 2014

Frank Flannery was pretty astounded with the way Fine Gael handled McNulty-gate

The former Fine Gael strategist has had his say on McNulty-gate.

# seanad - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

There was an almighty row over Phil Hogan and Irish Water in the Seanad today

The upper house was suspended three times this afternoon. Here’s what happened….

# seanad - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Here is John McNulty's handwritten note accepting his controversial state board appointment

The former Fine Gael Seanad candidate’s nomination to the board of IMMA caused a huge political crisis recently.

# seanad - Friday 24 October, 2014

After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

Fianna Fáil are pushing for a Dáil vote on the issue.

# seanad - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton

Samantha Long is working as a secretary for the former Fine Gael minister.

# seanad - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Senators have agreed to recognise Palestine as an independent state

The Seanad is now calling on the Dáil to do the same.

# seanad - Saturday 18 October, 2014

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“Smart-alec Tánaiste thinks it is smart...": Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which Mary Lou unleashes hell in the Dáil, Michael and Brendan enjoy their big day out, and the Leinster House barrier strikes again…

# seanad - Friday 17 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Water, water everywhere (so let's all have a drink)

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Opinion: The McNulty affair shows political reform has misplaced focus

Appointing party members to state boards is actually defensible in many ways, writes Eoin O’Malley.

# seanad - Friday 10 October, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about our newest Senator, Irish preparation for Ebola, and a girl called Malala.

Fine Gael's John McNulty has lost the Seanad by-election - and here's who beat him

Former TUI president Gerard Craughwell is the country’s newest senator.

Enda avoids more McNulty embarrassment - but now has a BIG problem in the Seanad

Analysis: The Seanad will continue to cause the Taoiseach and the coalition a headache in the coming months.

Ireland's newest senator: I won't be whipped by any party

Gerard Craughwell has been speaking to reporters this lunchtime.

State of the Nation: A breakthrough for UKIP ... and a lovely day for kite-flying

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

24 candidates, but only one who isn't asking for votes ... Happy by-election day

Polls open in Roscommon-South Leitrim and Dublin South West … And will John McNulty take a seat in the Seanad? We’ll know by this afternoon.

# seanad - Thursday 9 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Not 'Top Cat' anymore ... Enda's got company at the top of the polls

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Heather Humphreys faced new claims about 'McNulty-gate' in the Seanad tonight

New claims of a meeting between the Taoiseach and John McNulty in June have been dismissed this evening.

# seanad - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Humphreys keeping schtum on Fine Gael official who gave her John McNulty's CV

The Arts Minister was questioned on the issue in the Seanad this evening.

State of the Nation: Sacked minister's blistering parting shot over "failed" Irish Water

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Monday 6 October, 2014

John McNulty goes back to running his shop as Enda says he didn't vote for him

The reluctant candidate could yet win the Seanad by-election on Friday.

State of the Nation: Kite-flying and 'dirty tricks'

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Friday 3 October, 2014

State of the Nation: The Omnishambles that just won't go away

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

The 9 at 9: Friday

You’ve made it to Friday. Good work. Here are the nine stories you need to know.

McNulty thanks supporters as it emerges he might take seat if elected

Lots of people have already voted for him there are no do-overs in Seanad by-elections…

# seanad - Thursday 2 October, 2014

It turns out 'an awful lot of people' have already voted for John McNulty

It turns out 'an awful lot of people' have already voted for John McNulty

Even though the Fine Gael candidate has effectively withdrawn from the race.

State of the Nation: Noonan to the rescue

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Enda: I can't name the Fine Gael official because they'd be pilloried

The Taoiseach is this evening facing his parliamentary party for the first time since the John McNulty controversy broke.

'This story is unravelling as it gets made up': Yep, they're still talking 'McNulty-gate' in the Dáil

Enda Kenny faced more questions today on the circumstances surrounding John McNulty’s appointment to a state board.

'A grubby incident': Enda Kenny faces further criticism over McNulty affair

McNulty withdrew from the Seanad by-election yesterday.

# seanad - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

GONE: John McNulty has withdrawn from the Seanad by-election

The Fine Gael nominee for the upper house has said contesting the election would distract from the “critical work of government”.

McNulty met with FG officials before Seanad race withdrawal - but says he wasn't pushed

The Minister for Arts also said that McNulty wasn’t a Seanad candidate when she appointed him to the board of IMMA.

None of Enda Kenny's cabinet colleagues asked him to explain 'McNulty-gate' today

Meanwhile, Brendan Howlin has announced changes to the way state board appointments are made today.

State of the Nation: Yet another Irish Water controversy for Fine Gael...

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Monday 29 September, 2014

Joan Burton is glad Enda Kenny apologised over 'McNulty-gate'

Meanwhile, Brendan Howlin will be bringing a memorandum to Government on this issue.