The National Management Agency (Nama) is under Garda investigation, Fianna Fail senator Darragh O’Brien has claimed.Mr O’Brien told the Seanad today h(...)

Gardaí marching during their graduation ceremony at Templemore. Fianna Fáil leader Darragh O’Brien welcomed Mr Shatter’s announcement that that applications will be accepted from next week for new recruits to the Garda Síochána. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Seanad Report: The Seanad should nominate a name for the new ship the Naval Service will take delivery of next year, Independent Senator Sean Barre(...)

Senator Jimmy Harte. Shock expressed by colleagues at his injuries suffered in a fall.

Senators expressed their shock yesterday at the injury suffered by Labour Senator Jimmy Harte (55) in a fall in Dublin last weekend.On the Order of Bu(...)

A €500 million water supply project aims to pump 350 million litres of water a day from the river Shannon. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Dublin region could be facing water shortages for another decade due to delays in rolling out a viable supply network from the river Shannon, a se(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the House’s fate had been decided. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to meet party leaders in the Oireachtas to discuss Seanad reform. Mr Kenny said while it was important and good to discuss the(...)

Senator Catherine Noone: “It is hard to take all of this on a continual basis’’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Catherine Noone (FG) accused Fianna Fail of “creating hysteria’’ about medical cards.“This is the same party with the same faces and voices who tried (...)

Senator Deirdre Clune

Deirdre Clune (FG) defended the Government’s review of the medical card scheme.She said it was sensible ensuring that GPs were not paid for cards whic(...)

Senators returned to the saved Seanad this afternoon with a relatively low key response to the outcome of the referendum on its abolition.Jubilation w(...)

TDs and Senators who are against the abolition of the  Seanad   Senator Ronan Mullen and Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames during a press brieifng on the plinth of Leinster House, Dublin, today. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former Fine Gael senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has accused the party of spreading “false propaganda” in its campaign to abolish the Seanad. Speaking as (...)

Ivana Bacik (Labour) welcomed the announcement of the setting up of the inquiry

A number of Fianna Fáil Senators questioned the Government’s proposed Oireachtas banking inquiry. Paschal Mooney (FF) asked if it would be a political(...)

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