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Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon delivers a speech during a media conference at the Scotland House in Brussels. Photograph: Geoffroy Van der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon is to be invited to address the Seanad on the UK’s exit from the EU before it adjourns for the summer recess l(...)

Charlie Flanagan: “The fact that 56 per cent of those who voted in Northern Ireland chose to remain in the EU does not mean that a majority of its electorate would similarly vote for a united Ireland.” Photograph:  The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has again ruled out a Border poll in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum. He told the Seanad he under(...)

Lynn Ruane, President of Trinity College Students Union with her daughters Jaelynne and Jordanne. “She will be one of the most interesting politicians in the new Oireachtas, irrespective of how long it lasts.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

It is truly to be hoped that Seanad Éireann will never again be elected under the current absurd system. That said, the 2016 Seanad results have throw(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad

Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad and two other ex-TDs who lost their Dáil seats are also expected to win in the Upper(...)

Sinn Féin party whip, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD with Louise O’Reilly TD present Sinn Féin’s submission on political reform to the All-Party Oireachtas Committee at Leinster House. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin has said it will press for the introduction of universal voting rights in the new Seanad, which will be elected next month. Aengus Ó Snoda(...)

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