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The  Ceramic Room in the National Museum of Ireland, which will temporarily house the Seanad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Seanad is meeting on Tuesday for the first time in its temporary new home in the Ceramic Room of the National Museum of Ireland, next door to its (...)

RTÉ’s campus in Donnybrook, which is set to get smaller. But should it make a clean break from Montrose? Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times.

There were many fine words about the importance of public service broadcasting in the Seanad this week, as Minister for Communications Denis Naughten (...)

Senator Alice Mary Higgins pinpointed the creation of “a perverse incentive” for employers to pursue the “aggressive casualisation” of their workforces. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

On any freelance worker’s CV, tenacity, determination and patience are implicit qualities. Those attributes are necessary just to get paid. But the t(...)

Maurice Manning: The Manning group’s report has since sat untouched on some shelf in Government Buildings. Setting it up was a cynical exercise in winding down the clock on reform.  Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

While we wait patiently as our newly convened Dáil takes its time in forming a government, the election of our next Seanad is happening below the publ(...)

There are more Seanad voters registered in Britain than in counties Cavan, Monaghan, Longford and Leitrim combined.

More people in the US will be able to vote in the next Seanad election than in Roscommon, analysis of the registers of electors for the six univers(...)

The Taoiseach suggested that some reforms in relation to the functions of the Seanad be proceeded with, as recommended by a working group chaired by former senator Maurice Manning. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Any reform of the Seanad looks increasingly unlikely during this Government’s term, Opposition representatives have said following a meeting with Taoi(...)

Prof John Crown: said a lack of co-operation between hospitals and hospices was making it more difficult to provide top-notch end-of-life care. Photograph: Alan Betson.

A lack of investment in palliative care services means many people are being “disempowered” at the point of death, according to a cancer specialist wh(...)

So many reports and recommendations advocating Seanad reform have gathered dust over the decades that it is difficult to become enthused by the latest(...)

Independent Senator Katherine Zappone. Ms Zappone will raise changes to the One-Parent Family Payment in the Seanad.    File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Changes to the One-Parent Family Payment (OPFP) are to be raised in the Seanad on Wednesday by Independent Senator Katherine Zappone. Ms Zappone said (...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell: suggested “accident-free days” notices

Leading GAA figures should be used to promote farm safety, the Seanad public consultation committee has heard. The committee also heard suggestions f(...)

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