Minister for Health James Reilly:  Commended by Marc MacSharry ‘because unlike some of his colleagues he always makes himself available for debates’.

Minister for Health James Reilly will be asked to attend the Seanad to answer questions about the withdrawal of discretionary medical cards.Seanad le(...)

Cathaoirleach Paddy Burke ruled out call for Minister to adopt  fast-track reconnection procedure

A family with four children who have been allocated a new house will not be in by Christmas because it will take three months for electricity reconnec(...)

How the Seanad voted on the Thirty-Second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Eireann) Bill 2013, allowing a referendum on the future o(...)

Labour SenatorJohn Gilroy criticises attitudes towards mental health.

A Labour Senator has hit out at the attitude towards mental health expressed by some of those opposed to abortion for women who are suicidal.John Gilr(...)

There were heated exchanges in the Seanad today as the House considered the final stages of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson.

There were heated exchanges in the Seanad today as the House considered the final stages of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.Fianna Fáil S(...)