Senator Sean Barrett: called for a debate “on what is turning out to be a poll tax”

Water charges are turning into a “poll tax”, Independent Senator Sean D Barrett claimed, as he called for a debate on alternative ways to run Irish W(...)

Ivana Bacik said she welcomed the “positive news’’ that Ireland had been invited to participate in the British Armistice day event. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil Senator Labhrás Ó Murchú said it would not be helpful to have a politically divisive debate on the centenary celebration of the 1916 Risin(...)

Fianna Fáil senator Paschal Mooney: Many of the concerns the party raised are still under investigation.’’

Fianna Fáil Senator Paschal Mooney praised former minister for justice Alan Shatter for his integrity. He said it gave him no great pleasure to commen(...)

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’(...)

 Christopher Coburn and Patrick Lavelle put the finishing touches on the polling station at the Labour Relations Commission on Haddington Road, Dublin .

There was a barely submerged rage against the possible dying of the light among Senators yesterday as the House sat for the last time before today’s r(...)

Ciaran Cannon: claimed he would be guaranteed Seanad seat.

Senators have demanded that Minister of State Ciaran Cannon address the House on a claim that a Fianna Fail Senator tried to bribe him.Mr Cannon was a(...)

Senator David Norris: ‘The poster is a lie and there is no doubt about that.’

A demand by David Norris (Ind) that Fine Gael withdraw its Seanad referendum poster was supported by Government Senators. Mr Norris said the poster, s(...)

Independent Seán D Barrett called for proper supervision of the banking sector. Mr Barrett thanked Minister of State for(...)