Shane Ross: he’s quite good at getting back to people when he wants to. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Shane Ross says he doesn’t own a mobile phone. Nobody believes him. But the Independent deputy for Dublin South swears it’s true. So it mus(...)

David Norris: said it was clear that Alan Shatter and Martin Callinan should resign “for the moral welfare and decency of political standards in this country”.

There were sharp exchanges in the Seanad when Independent Senator David Norris said it was time the Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner(...)

Independent Senator Feargal Quinn’s Bill was for the banning of upward only rent reviews.

The Government suffered an embarrassing defeat in the Seanad last night on the eve of the referendum to scrap the Upper House. Ahead of polling(...)

 Senator Feargal Quinn: moved the Private Members’ bill to abolish upward only rent

The Government suffered an embarrassing defeat in the Seanad last night in advance of tomorrow’s referendum to abolish the House.Four Labour Senators,(...)

The Government suffered an embarrassing defeat in the Seanad tonight in advance of Friday’s referendum to abolish it.Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government suffered an embarrassing defeat in the Seanad tonight in advance of Friday’s referendum to abolish it.Four Labour senators, John Kelly,(...)

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(...)