Ivana Bacik: said the Minister for Foreign Affairs should be invited to the House when it resumed in September for a debate on the situation in the Middle East

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik said she hoped Ireland would be very active in the coming weeks in promoting a ceasefire on the Gaza Strip.She added that (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Marc Mac Sharry: asked Maurice Cummins to outline the alleged conflict of interest. The Seanad leader refused. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There were stormy scenes in the Seanad and repeated adjournments in a heated row over the Opposition having a majority on the proposed banking inquir(...)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has said that new building regulations will make it more difficult for unqualified peo(...)

Senator Feargal Quinn: Mr Quinn said his Bill, the Upward Only (Clauses and Reviews) Bill 2013, was anything but arbitrary or discriminatory. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government was defeated in the Seanad yesterday in a vote on a Private Members’ Bill to end upward-only rent reviews. The Bill, move(...)

The Government has been defeated in the Seanad in a vote on a Private Member’s Bill ending upward only rent reviews. The Bill, moved by I(...)

Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins told the Seanad the State could be liable for millions of euro in legal actions. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Government Senator has claimed she was “dismissed” and “effectively fobbed off” when she raised issues about Nama in the Upper House earlier this ye(...)

Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins: said she had ‘damning information’ about a former Nama employee File Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A Government Senator has claimed the State could be liable for millions of euro in legal claims due to former employees of Nama passing information on(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)