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Lynn Ruane with Róisín Ingle of the Irish Times on her election as president of TCD students’ union. Photograph: The Irish Times

Lynn Ruane, a single mother from Tallaght who left school at 15 and was elected president of Trinity College Dublin’s students union earlier this year(...)

Dr Eoin Daly of NUI Galway said arguments citing “constitutional barriers to change and reform” in the area of religion in schools “have been overstated”. File photograph: Getty Images

The Constitution was being used in a “bogus” way to allow State-funded schools discriminate on the basis of religion, a leading expert on constitution(...)

 A wing of St Patrick’s Institution in Dublin. The detention centre is to shut its doors 30 years after its closure was first recommend. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

Thirty years after its closure was recommended “the finishing school for bullying and developing criminal skills” is to finally shut its doors once le(...)

Fine Gael Seanad leader Maurice Cummins: “I question why the Bill was published in the first place when so many amendments have been produced”

Government leaders in the Seanad have criticised the Department of Justice for rushing legislation and making amendments immediately after publicatio(...)

“We know from the divorce and marriage equality campaigns that, in order to be passed, the effect of a referendum must be clearly spelt out in advance – people need to know what they are voting for.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

We need to repeal the Eighth Amendment. This amendment, passed in 1983, has cast a blight over an entire generation – our generation, too young to hav(...)

Senator David Norris: “It is a very serious charge and was leaked, I presume, by the Garda . . . it is very shocking stuff’’

Senators have strongly condemned the publication of a newspaper article on a Garda investigation into alleged abuse by a former minister. Independent(...)

Jimmy Deenihan: “It is abundantly clear that this House stands four square behind the French people in its time of national crisis”

The Seanad hit the right note. Dáil Éireann made a meal out of the occasion. Although to be fair to a lot of TDs, this was the Government’s idea. (...)

Almost 600 members of the Irish theatre community gathered at the Abbey Theatre on Thursday afternoon to lobby for equality for women working in the a(...)

Senator David Norris: “It is a little ironic that this was stopped by a combination of the Roman Catholic hierarchy and the DUP – strange bedfellows indeed”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Senators have expressed disappointment at the Democratic Unionist Party’s decision to block gay marriage but welcomed the vote by the Northern Ireland(...)

Senator David Norris: said the byelection  to fill Jimmy Harte’s seat was a  “complete farce with only 100 voters”

Seanad leader Maurice Cummins has told the Upper House there are at least four months to go before a general election. Mr Cummins said they had 28 Bi(...)

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