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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(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor said she believed the House could agree on the principle behind the Competition (Amendment) Bill. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government has accepted the principle of Labour-sponsored Seanad legislation providing collective bargaining rights for freelance workers. Minist(...)

Members of the public celebrating the life of late British MP Jo Cox beside the Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Friends and former colleagues of the murdered Labour Party MP Jo Cox attended a memorial gathering on Wednesday in Dublin to remember her and to celeb(...)

 Senator David Norris with colleagues before the first sitting of 25th Seanad at LeInster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Independent Senator David Norris called UK Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson a “liar’’ in a Seanad debate on the eve of the referendum. “We all know B(...)

Joan Burton TD, Marriage Equality Chairwoman Gráinne Healy, Graham Herterich from The Cupcake bloke (who made the cake), Ger O’Keefe from the Yes Campaign, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties  Mark Kelly, Glen chairman Kieran Rose, executive director of Amnesty International in Ireland Colm O Gorman with supporters and campaigners for marriage equality mark the first anniversary of the passing of the referendum at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Politicians mingled with newlyweds, families and Yes campaigners in Dublin Castle on Sunday as the sun shone down on the one-year anniversary celebrat(...)

A recent study suggested that it was more difficult for women to break into certain areas of the legal profession, such as criminal, commercial and constitutional law. Photograph: Getty Images

Results of a recent survey by the Bar of Ireland highlighting the issue of sexism in the profession have met with a mixed response by female Barrister(...)

David Norris has been elected to the Seanad on the University of Dublin panel. He was elected on the first count with 4070 votes late on Tuesday night

David Norris has been elected to the Seanad on the University of Dublin panel. He was elected on the first count with 4070 votes late on Tuesday nigh(...)

There are 16 candidates on the Trinity Seanad panel. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sabina Brennan When she started university as a mature student of 43, Brennan became the first member of her family to go to third level and gradua(...)

Maura Hopkins busy canvassing in Wicklow town for the upcoming Seanad Éireann election 2016. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

On April 12th at around midday, Daithí de Róiste pulled up his car at the Springhill Hotel on the outskirts of Kilkenny. As he parked, he noted that(...)

Trinity College Seanad candidate Sean Melly has written to the Taoiseach expressing his surprise and disappointment that Fine Gael “would attempt to politicise the Trinity College or National University of Ireland panels”.

Fine Gael has rejected claims that acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the party have undermined the integrity of the Upper House by asking members to vot(...)

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