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The Seanad chamber at Leinster House: the proposal by Senator David Norris at the constitution convention that it should seek to address the abolition of the Seanad lead to sharp exchanges between members

The constitutional convention voted not to consider abolition of the Seanad before the referendum on its future. At the convention’s mee(...)

Senator David Norris at the Convention on the Constitution during the session meeting in January. Mr Norris todayproposed the convention  should write to Taoiseach Enda Kenny asking for its terms of reference to be changed so as allow it to discuss the abolition of the Seanad ahead of a planned referendum on the issue. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The constitutional convention has voted not to discuss the abolition of the Seanad before the referendum on the future of the upper house. Some(...)

A picture of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky is seen on his grave in the Preobrazhensky cemetery in Moscow

An Oireachtas committee has backed down from sanctioning Russian officials involved in the death of a lawyer there. A motion to list officials (...)

Fine Gael TD for Cork South West Jim Daly, who had a spot of good luck thanks to his doctor  who alerted him to a suspicious blemish on his face

Most politicians are happy to escape with just a minor mauling after a studio session with Vincent Browne. One Fine Gael TD though is pe(...)

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