Independent Senator David Norris:  supported the call for a debate, and said Fianna Fáil Seanad leader Darragh O’Brien  “as a descendant of Brian Ború . . . should have declared an interest”.

A call has been made for “proper regulatory oversight” to be put in place for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which(...)

Darragh O’Brien (FF) said the Iarnród Éireann was offering a €10 discount on the next fare when booking online. But unknown to anyone the website also signed up the customer for a debit of €12 monthly from his/her bank account.

Senators sharply criticised Iarnród Éireann’s system for booking fares online. Darragh O’Brien (FF) said the company was offering a €10 discoun(...)

Fianna Fáil Seanad leader Darragh O’Brien had proposed an amendment to a rule of procedure that the Attorney General come to the House to answer questions.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Opposition attempts to have the Attorney General attend the Seanad to answer questions about the systematic t(...)

Fine Gael’s Paul Coghlan said ‘there is nothing preventing landlords and tenants taking into account market conditions’. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Seanad Fianna Fáil leader Darragh O’Brien challenged Fine Gael to implement its general election promise to end upward-only rent reviews. Mr O’(...)

“The finance spokespeople in the Seanad, and others who have expertise in that area, should be included in any newly constituted committee to inquire into the banking fiasco,’’ said Senator Whelan.

A Government Senator has said it would be “absurd’’ to exclude Seanad representation from the banking inquiry.John Whelan (Lab) supported a call by Fi(...)

Niall Collins TD: “It is a pity Minister Fitzgerald didn’t have the respect for the voters to speak out at the time, but the voters saw through the spin and did the right thing.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil is claiming comments by a Fine Gael Minister, that the campaign to abolish the Seanad was demeaning, proved that the idea to get rid of th(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The chief executive of Nama has described as “unfounded” claims by one of the agency’s former portfolio managers that confidential information was pas(...)

 Senator Mark Daly (centre) wants properties being sold by or on behalf of Nama, the world’s largest property management company, to be listed on a website.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Nama properties and loans should be sold by tender or public auction in the same way as State assets, the Seanad has heard. Fianna Fáil Senator Mark D(...)

File photograph of Nama chairman Frank Daly. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Nama is to be called before the public spending watchdog over claims that it has deliberately undervalued loans bought off banks.The Public Accounts C(...)

Senator Lorraine Higgins:  claimed Nama only reported individuals to the Garda after she and Mr O’Brien raised the issue.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil Seanad leader Darragh O’Brien, who made allegations about corruption and impropriety in Nama, said he was lodging documentation about Nama(...)

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