Fianna Fáil senator Mark Daly who has secured the signatures of one third of Senators supporting recall of the Seanad.

The Seanad is likely to be recalled from holidays before the end of this month to discuss the law on organ donation which is covered by an EU directiv(...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes: “These are not the last days of the Weimar Republic, as some would have us believe.”

One last push . . . and the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill was passed. The result was never in doubt. The handful of Senators who spent hou(...)

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(...)

Pat Rabbitte: mentioned boring machines but made people think of flip-flops.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When is a sinkhole not a sinkhole? When it’s a depression.As opposed to when it’s the Seanad – a political sinkhole which is also a pit of depression (...)

Anti-abortion campaigners are offering to vote against the Seanad’s abolition if Senators oppose the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, Fine Gael Senator Imelda Henry has said

Anti-abortion campaigners are offering to vote against the Seanad’s abolition if Senators oppose the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, Fine Ga(...)

The Seanad Chamber at Leinster House. Senators are acutely aware that they could face an electoral rope in October’s referendum to abolish the Upper House.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Nothing concentrates the mind like a hanging. And Senators are acutely aware that they could face an electoral rope in October’s referendum to abolish(...)

FF leader Micheál Martin attempted to address a repeatedly expressed concern that “the floodgates would open” by pointing to the protection offered by the Constitutional article 40.3.3, according to a number of those present.

Fianna Fáil remained split on the Government’s draft legislation on abortion yesterd(...)

PAMELA NEWENHAM ANALYSIS: Fourteen years ago, the former chief executive of Glanbia Ned O’Sullivan said the food industry would have to i(...)