Michael Healy-Rae kept shouting about Bobby Ewing. “It’s a Dallas moment” he shrieked. “Bizarre” said Michael. “Unprecedented.”

The Taoiseach came in for a lot of stick over his attitude to the Seanad yesterday. Outside of the Government parties, the general view in the Dáil is(...)

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Darkfin GlovesBack in the day, The Man from Atlantis was a TV series featuring Bobby Ewing (OK, I know, Patrick Duffy) with webbed hands and feet, as (...)

Senators Fidelma Healy Eames and Paul Bradford outside the Dáil after voting against the Government during the recalled Seanad debate on Organ Donation Standards . 

Two Fine Gael Senators may face further internal sanctions after voting against the Government at the conclusion of an emergency debate on organ reten(...)

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames and Senator Paul Bradford outside the Dail after voting against the Government yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The inaugural session of the Seanad Summer School opened in Kildare Street yesterday.This year’s theme: Whither the Upper House?They’ll know the answe(...)