Seanad Eireann

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The vacancies in the Upper House arose due to the resignations of Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Elisha McCallion, a former Sinn Féin MLA and MP. Photograph: Tom Honan

Harry McGee Political Corresondent Government candidates have comfortably won the two Seanad byelections prompting predictions from Taoiseach Micheál(...)

Reacting to the recent scenes of violence in the North which involved children as young as 12, President Michael D  Higgins said deprivation in their lives should have been addressed. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has stated that the teaching of children in Northern Ireland separately can no longer be justified. Mr Higgins told The L(...)

Fianna Fáil backbencher Jim O’Callaghan believes   a border poll is likely over the next decade. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A new constitution will be needed for a united Ireland and it could be a requirement that every government of an all-Ireland state would require a uni(...)

File image of the Seanad Chamber . Photograph: Alan Betson

The fact the Constitution is a living document is not a licence to allow for the setting up of conflicts which render its meaning indeterminate, the S(...)

Boastful: Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When they weren’t loudly complaining about the Coalition’s latest Covid-19 communications cock-ups while pinning most of the blame on the Fianna Fáil (...)

Dáil chamber: Scene of Seanad debate. Photograph: Alan Betson

Three major events on Tuesday: Donald Trump’s last full day in office, Seanad Éireann’s first day back since Christmas and Dolly Parton’s 75th birthda(...)

The fallout from the erroneous payments has led to Sinn Féin senator and former Foyle MP Elisha McCallion (above) and two party officials resigning from their positions. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The PSNI is considering whether to investigate the payment of three £10,000 Covid-19 business hardship grants to three ineligible Sinn Féin offices, i(...)

Elisha McCallion said she fully accepts ‘that as a named signature on the account that I should have taken extra steps to verify this situation, before it was brought to my attention on Tuesday’. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A Sinn Féin senator and two party officials have resigned from their positions for failing to immediately return £30,000 (€33,204) worth of Covid-19 s(...)

Michael D’Arcy was elected to the Seanad from the agricultural panel in March and his vacancy will be filled by a byelection. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former junior finance minister Michael D’Arcy is to resign his seat in the Seanad to become chief executive of the Irish Association of Investment Man(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited the Oliver Bond Street flats complex with a pep in his step. Photograph: Julian Behal

“Coronavirus carrier at EU trade council triggers top-level quarantines,” reported Politico Europe on Thursday. We knew that, because Tánaiste Leo Va(...)

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