Eileen Flynn

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 Senator Eileen Flynn has appealed for all maternity hospitals to allow partners of pregnant women attend medical appointments with them. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A pregnant Senator has appealed for all maternity hospitals to allow partners of pregnant women attend medical appointments with them, amid variations(...)

Hazel Chu was endorsed by several Green Party politicians. File photograph: The Irish Times

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin has signed nomination papers for Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu whose nomination for the Seanad the party h(...)

Independent Senator Eileen Flynn  called for the Minister for Health to assist the Traveller community in securing proper sanitation and clean water. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Department of Health is to be asked to take action to deal with an outbreak of Hepatitis A at a halting site after an emotional appeal in the Sean(...)

Minister of State Anne Rabbitte said the vaccine supply chain situation was ‘dynamic’ and an ‘agile plan’ would have to be employed to react to  changes. File photograph: Alan Betson

The target to have every adult resident in the State inoculated against Covid-19 by September is contingent on existing commitments for the delivery o(...)

Senator Eileen Flynn said she was ‘honoured’ to take the chair of the Joint Committee on key issues affecting the Traveller community. Photograph: Alan Betson

Independent Senator Eileen Flynn was elected chair of the Joint Committee on key issues affecting the Traveller community on Thursday, making her the (...)

Minister of State Malcolm Noonan: said he understood senators’ ‘frustration and impatience’ at delay. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s decision to delay debate on Seanad reform for another year is not an exercise in “kicking the can down the road”, Minister of State M(...)

Eileen Flynn: ‘A lot of my teachers believed in me.’  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A member of the Traveller community, Ballyfermot-born Eileen Flynn was no stranger to challenges from a young age. Twenty years ago, when she was just(...)

Eileen and Billie.

“I didn’t believe that I had to go with someone because of culture,” Senator Eileen Flynn says speaking about her husband Liam Whyte. “It was actually(...)

Senator Eileen Flynn told the Seanad ‘the word ‘patriot’ has been used as something to divide rather than unite us’. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

A warning has been issued about the threat to Irish society from growing far-right activity and the need for solidarity to prevent its development. I(...)

Senator Eileen Flynn photographed outside Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Traveller activist and recently appointed senator Eileen Flynn (30) says a piece of paper is no proof of anyone’s ability to make a success of themsel(...)

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