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Helen McEntee: The Minister of State for Health said the demand on mental health services has grown along with the population. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister of State for Health says she acknowledges the necessity of monitoring mental health services for those in need. Helen McEntee told the Seana(...)

The Seanad is to be relocated temporarily to the nearby National Museum of Irleand - Archaeology  on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

A forum to promote relationships between the Oireachtas and neighbouring national cultural institutions is to be established, Seanad Cathaoirleach De(...)

Independent Senator Lynn Ruane has defended the idea of free third-level education in the Seanad. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The proposed introduction of a third-level student loan scheme has been criticised by Independent Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell. “The idea of asking(...)

Senators criticised Ibec and the US Chamber of Commerce for joining a major cigarette company in opposing the introduction of plain packaging for ciga(...)

Michael McDowell, Cllr Jim O’Callaghan, Sen Katherine Zappone and Lucinda Creighton TD at a Seanad reform debate at the Royal Irish Academy in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish emigrants living in Britain, North America and Australia should be able to elect three senators following the 2013 referendum decision by voters(...)

The Seanad has passed all stages of the Water Services Bill.

The Water Services Bill has passed all stages in the Seanad, paving the way for its signature by President Michael D Higgins and the introduction of c(...)

The Seanad reform campaign group Democracy Matters has criticised the Government for the delay in implementing change to the State’s Upper House. In t(...)