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# seanadigans - 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 29,646 Views 55 Comments

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

# seanadigans - 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 19,533 Views 70 Comments

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

# seanadigans - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

A senator is worried about Yanis Varoufakis' wife riding on a motorbike without a helmet
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# Seanadigans

A senator is worried about Yanis Varoufakis' wife riding on a motorbike without a helmet

Jul 8th 2015, 4:01 PM 22,433 Views 107 Comments

Yep, really.

# seanadigans - Thursday 18 June, 2015

The government got a (very brief) scare in the Seanad today
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# Seanadigans

The government got a (very brief) scare in the Seanad today

Jun 18th 2015, 1:45 PM 27,849 Views 46 Comments

The opposition has managed to force Arts Minister Heather Humphreys to come into the house later today.

# seanadigans - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 5th 2014, 3:30 PM 23,834 Views 112 Comments

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

# seanadigans - Friday 10 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 10th 2014, 11:00 PM 24,338 Views 65 Comments

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

# seanadigans - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Here's why Enda Kenny now has a BIG problem in the Seanad
# Another Fine Mess
# Another Fine Mess

Here's why Enda Kenny now has a BIG problem in the Seanad

Sep 30th 2014, 5:30 PM 15,398 Views 31 Comments

Analysis: The coalition does not have a majority in the upper house and won’t now that John McNulty has withdrawn from the by-election race.

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

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

Sep 30th 2014, 3:13 PM 5,354 Views 23 Comments

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

# seanadigans - Thursday 25 September, 2014

John McNulty quits controversial state board job... but will continue his Seanad bid
# Controversy
# Controversy

John McNulty quits controversial state board job... but will continue his Seanad bid

Sep 25th 2014, 11:00 PM 22,665 Views 99 Comments

The controversy surrounding Fine Gael’s nominee for the upper house is rumbling on today.

Overlooked Seanad hopeful Samantha Long quits Fine Gael, says party is ignoring females
# McNulty-gate
# McNulty-gate

Overlooked Seanad hopeful Samantha Long quits Fine Gael, says party is ignoring females

Sep 25th 2014, 11:39 AM 8,600 Views 51 Comments

Meanwhile, Micheál Martin has called for the Seanad by-election process to be re-run.

# seanadigans - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Lots of Fine Gael and Labour people are angry about this man’s appointment to a state board
# McNulty
# McNulty

Lots of Fine Gael and Labour people are angry about this man’s appointment to a state board

Sep 24th 2014, 10:00 PM 17,772 Views 61 Comments

Seanad hopeful John McNulty addressed members of the Fine Gael parliamentary party in Leinster House this evening.

Stroke politics? The controversy over Fine Gael's Seanad hopeful isn't going away
# McNulty
# McNulty

Stroke politics? The controversy over Fine Gael's Seanad hopeful isn't going away

Sep 24th 2014, 12:40 PM 6,839 Views 34 Comments

John McNulty was appointed to a state board days before Fine Gael nominated him for the Seanad.

Here's how Fine Gael landed itself in an unnecessary Seanad shambles
# Seanadigans
# Seanadigans

Here's how Fine Gael landed itself in an unnecessary Seanad shambles

Sep 24th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,597 Views 11 Comments

Analysis: What should have been a routine filling of a Seanad vacancy has turned into a a bit of a mess for the government party.

# seanadigans - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Enda Kenny dismisses 'hysterical' senators
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Enda Kenny dismisses 'hysterical' senators

Jun 12th 2014, 6:01 PM 8,708 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach took a dim view of events in the upper house earlier as he insisted the government majority on the banking inquiry reflects the will of the people.