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# senator - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Michael McDowell calls white-water rafting facility a 'grotesque vanity project'
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Michael McDowell calls white-water rafting facility a 'grotesque vanity project'

Jan 17th 2021, 11:26 AM 67,428 Views 155 Comments

The former Tánaiste called on the Government to intervene to stop the tendering process.

# senator - Monday 28 September, 2020

Former junior minister won't engage 'in any lobbying activities' for 12 months as CEO of funds sector lobby group
# Senator
# Senator

Former junior minister won't engage 'in any lobbying activities' for 12 months as CEO of funds sector lobby group

Updated Sep 28th 2020, 3:41 PM 41,228 Views 85 Comments

D’Arcy is set to resign his Seanad seat to become chief executive of the Irish Association of Investment Management.

# senator - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate
# Law
# Law

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate

Jun 24th 2020, 9:28 AM 10,745 Views 0 Comments

Eleven seats in the Seanad are vacant as a new Taoiseach has not yet been elected.

# senator - Monday 20 January, 2020

Gardaí investigating after brick thrown through FG Cork candidate's office window
# Colm Burke
# Colm Burke

Gardaí investigating after brick thrown through FG Cork candidate's office window

Jan 20th 2020, 7:52 AM 16,233 Views 66 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney called the incident “a kind of thuggery” that “should not be part of elections or politics”.

# senator - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension'

Dec 11th 2019, 7:00 AM 103,699 Views 25 Comments

New research being launched today shows how vulnerable adults are falling through the cracks when it comes to safeguarding.

# senator - Friday 4 January, 2019

Former senator found guilty of assaulting 3 gardaí
# James Heffernan
# James Heffernan

Former senator found guilty of assaulting 3 gardaí

Jan 4th 2019, 5:07 PM 42,792 Views 0 Comments

Heffernan appeared in court on charges brought following events relating to 31 July/ 1 August 2016.

# senator - Friday 23 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 28,596 Views 50 Comments

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

# senator - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Mitt Romney, who Trump branded a 'stone cold loser', wins Senate seat
# Comeback
# Comeback

Mitt Romney, who Trump branded a 'stone cold loser', wins Senate seat

Nov 7th 2018, 7:35 AM 20,959 Views 15 Comments

The former presidential nominee lost out to Barack Obama in 2012.

# senator - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Australian senator sues colleague over comments about her sex life
# Defamation
# Defamation

Australian senator sues colleague over comments about her sex life

Aug 4th 2018, 11:00 AM 26,208 Views 0 Comments

The lawsuit is over what Leyonhjelm said in the media, as his upper house comments are protected by parliamentary privilege.

# senator - Monday 23 July, 2018

Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it
# Gone
# Gone

Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it

Jul 23rd 2018, 9:36 AM 33,734 Views 80 Comments

The senator had previously been vocal about his desire to run against Michael D Higgins.

# senator - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Gerard Craughwell says he'll do his utmost to challenge Michael D for the presidency
# Rás To The Áras
# Rás To The Áras

Gerard Craughwell says he'll do his utmost to challenge Michael D for the presidency

Jul 10th 2018, 11:02 AM 17,475 Views 76 Comments

Michael D Higgins confirmed this morning that he would seek a second term in the Áras.

# senator - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Sinn Féin senator who retweeted post calling IRA victim a 'sadist' makes 'sincere apology' in Seanad
# Maire Devine
# Maire Devine

Sinn Féin senator who retweeted post calling IRA victim a 'sadist' makes 'sincere apology' in Seanad

Mar 27th 2018, 6:05 PM 13,540 Views 139 Comments

Máire Devine has been suspended from Sinn Féin over her tweets about the late Brian Stack.

# senator - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Remarks between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media
# Lgbtq Rights
# Lgbtq Rights

Remarks between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media

Mar 14th 2018, 9:55 PM 27,546 Views 106 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said today that he would raise LGBT rights issues with the vice president.

# senator - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Leo says 'bullying won't be tolerated in Fine Gael' following sexism allegations made by senator
# Investigation
# Investigation

Leo says 'bullying won't be tolerated in Fine Gael' following sexism allegations made by senator

Feb 22nd 2018, 11:59 AM 21,265 Views 96 Comments

The issue was raised as a passing comment at a private meeting where there was a larger debate about women in politics.

# senator - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Presidential hopeful defends advising local councillors about how to 'maximise' mileage expenses
# On The Clock
# On The Clock

Presidential hopeful defends advising local councillors about how to 'maximise' mileage expenses

Jan 18th 2018, 7:29 AM 35,366 Views 115 Comments

Senator Gerard Craughwell said an email he sent to local politicians was in the public interest.

# senator - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Investigation launched after life-saving defibrillator 'smashed' on Limerick street
# St Joseph's Street
# St Joseph's Street

Investigation launched after life-saving defibrillator 'smashed' on Limerick street

Jan 4th 2018, 3:00 PM 20,500 Views 23 Comments

The medical device is worth in the region of €2,000, and had been made available on the public street following a local fundraising drive.

# senator - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Sinn Féin senator quits, alleging 'serious disciplinary issues' in the party
# Trevor Ó Clochartaigh
# Trevor Ó Clochartaigh

Sinn Féin senator quits, alleging 'serious disciplinary issues' in the party

Nov 30th 2017, 4:41 PM 24,692 Views 110 Comments

Trevor Ó Clochartaigh claims there were “serious breaches” of Sinn Féin’s code of conduct in Galway West.

# senator - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Another Australian politician has resigned from parliament over dual citizenship
# Disqualified
# Disqualified

Another Australian politician has resigned from parliament over dual citizenship

Nov 22nd 2017, 11:08 AM 12,837 Views 22 Comments

Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore found out on Friday that her mother was born with a British citizenship.

# senator - Thursday 16 November, 2017

US senator and former comedian accused of kissing and groping woman without consent
# Inappropriate
# Inappropriate

US senator and former comedian accused of kissing and groping woman without consent

Nov 16th 2017, 7:56 PM 19,608 Views 52 Comments

Leeann Tweeden also accused Al Franken of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept.

'Bring it on': Republican candidate Roy Moore 'adamantly' denies latest allegations
# Sexual Harassment
# Sexual Harassment

'Bring it on': Republican candidate Roy Moore 'adamantly' denies latest allegations

Nov 16th 2017, 8:31 AM 6,834 Views 29 Comments

Two more women have accused US Senate candidate Roy Moore of inappropriate conduct.

# senator - Friday 10 November, 2017

Donald Trump: Republican 'will step aside' if sexual encounter with girl is true
# Roy Moore
# Roy Moore

Donald Trump: Republican 'will step aside' if sexual encounter with girl is true

Nov 10th 2017, 7:33 AM 40,713 Views 108 Comments

Senate candidate Roy Moore has denied the allegations; his campaign called the story “fake news”.

# senator - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'Running for president of Ireland is not something I would do willy-nilly, but we need a contest'
# Hat In The Ring
# Hat In The Ring

'Running for president of Ireland is not something I would do willy-nilly, but we need a contest'

Aug 15th 2017, 6:05 AM 45,475 Views 70 Comments

Michael D Higgins has refused to rule out the possibility of a second run for Áras an Uachtaráin.

# senator - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Those who destroy defibrillators could face five years in prison under proposed new laws
# Vandals
# Vandals

Those who destroy defibrillators could face five years in prison under proposed new laws

May 13th 2017, 12:21 PM 29,307 Views 63 Comments

New legislation could also see vandals hit with a €50,000 punishment.

# senator - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'I'm surprised that the leader of our country had the neck to walk in Darkness Into Light'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I'm surprised that the leader of our country had the neck to walk in Darkness Into Light'

May 9th 2017, 10:04 PM 38,684 Views 67 Comments

Senator Joan Freeman originally praised the Taoiseach for his involvement, but took a different view today in the Seanad.

# senator - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'
# Pieta House
# Pieta House

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'

Apr 30th 2017, 8:05 AM 10,939 Views 6 Comments

Senator Joan Freeman talks to us about mental health services and being ‘a pain in the government’s neck’.

# senator - Monday 6 March, 2017

"Fully vindicated" - Frank Feighan is set to contest the next election for Fine Gael
# To Be Frank
# To Be Frank

"Fully vindicated" - Frank Feighan is set to contest the next election for Fine Gael

Mar 6th 2017, 11:52 AM 13,311 Views 38 Comments

Feighan had chosen to not contest last year’s general election after spending nine years in Dáil Éireann.

# senator - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Poll: Should pubs be allowed open on Good Friday?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should pubs be allowed open on Good Friday?

Feb 23rd 2017, 8:26 PM 34,840 Views 119 Comments

A senator has tabled a bill to end the practice of having to close pubs on that day.

# senator - Monday 30 January, 2017

A Fine Gael politician has not fully repaid the large allowance he was given after losing his Dáil seat
# Pay Back
# Pay Back

A Fine Gael politician has not fully repaid the large allowance he was given after losing his Dáil seat

Jan 30th 2017, 6:20 AM 26,426 Views 54 Comments

Senator Ray Butler received the payment after he lost his Dáil seat in Meath.

# senator - Sunday 22 January, 2017

It has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims
# Donegal County Council
# Donegal County Council

It has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims

Jan 22nd 2017, 7:45 AM 21,999 Views 0 Comments

Sipo has ruled that Brian Ó Domhnaill contravened ethics legislation, something he has strongly denied.

# senator - Friday 30 December, 2016

Aodhan Ó Riordáin's life online: 'I accidentally tweeted one word - #horny'
# My Social Media Life
# My Social Media Life

Aodhan Ó Riordáin's life online: 'I accidentally tweeted one word - #horny'

Dec 30th 2016, 12:00 PM 19,238 Views 35 Comments

Well-known Irish names tell us about their life on the internet.

# senator - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Standards Commission finds Fianna Fáil councillor wrongly claimed expenses
# Donegal
# Donegal

Standards Commission finds Fianna Fáil councillor wrongly claimed expenses

Dec 15th 2016, 2:07 PM 11,994 Views 76 Comments

Brian Ó Domhnaill denied any wrongdoing and told the hearing he filled out his expense claims “as honestly as he could”.

# senator - Monday 21 November, 2016

"Water off a duck's back": TD responds to barrage of online criticism
# Social Media
# Social Media

"Water off a duck's back": TD responds to barrage of online criticism

Nov 21st 2016, 1:20 PM 15,499 Views 53 Comments

A Fine Gael senator has hit out against the level of abuse politicians receive online.

# senator - Saturday 22 October, 2016

It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims
# SIPO
# SIPO

It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims

Oct 22nd 2016, 6:10 AM 41,241 Views 0 Comments

The disputed expense claims date back to 2006 and 2007, when Brian Ó Domhnaill was a member of Donegal County Council.

# senator - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Hillary Clinton has picked this guy as her running mate for the presidency
# Tim Kaine
# Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton has picked this guy as her running mate for the presidency

Jul 23rd 2016, 7:32 AM 25,134 Views 61 Comments

Virginia senator Tim Kaine is seen as a popular centrist choice for a brutal electoral campaign.

# senator - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

It has cost almost €300k to investigate this senator's €2k expense claims
# Donegal County Council
# Donegal County Council

It has cost almost €300k to investigate this senator's €2k expense claims

Jul 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 44,167 Views 0 Comments

Legal and translation fees connected with the case have added up to a significant amount.

# senator - Thursday 30 June, 2016

"If he says black is white, I say, indeed it is Dad" - Rónán Mullen on his father's dementia

"If he says black is white, I say, indeed it is Dad" - Rónán Mullen on his father's dementia

Jun 30th 2016, 1:16 PM 24,462 Views 56 Comments

The independent senator has spoken of his family situation ahead of a campaign for more funding for sufferers.

# senator - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Pieta House founder will donate €65k senator salary to the charity
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Pieta House founder will donate €65k senator salary to the charity

Jun 1st 2016, 12:14 PM 21,089 Views 42 Comments

Joan Freeman was named as one of the Taoiseach’s nominees to the Seanad last week.

# senator - Monday 9 May, 2016

Fianna Fáil senator says he filed expense claims "as honestly as he could"
# Donegal County Council
# Donegal County Council

Fianna Fáil senator says he filed expense claims "as honestly as he could"

May 9th 2016, 11:35 AM 24,805 Views 0 Comments

Brian Ó Domhnaill claimed expenses for attending events in different locations on the same days.

# senator - Sunday 1 May, 2016

What does it mean to be a republican in 2016? We asked this Sinn Féin senator
# 1916 Pride
# 1916 Pride

What does it mean to be a republican in 2016? We asked this Sinn Féin senator

May 1st 2016, 7:30 AM 11,473 Views 113 Comments

Fintan Warfield thinks ‘you don’t have to be a Shinner to be a republican’.

# senator - Thursday 28 April, 2016

'Young trans people don't turn trans when they're 18, they deserve so much better'
# Gender Recognition
# Gender Recognition

'Young trans people don't turn trans when they're 18, they deserve so much better'

Apr 28th 2016, 8:00 PM 16,496 Views 142 Comments

Newly-elected Sinn Féin senator Fintan Warfield thinks a lot still needs to be done to help young trans people living in Ireland.

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