Jane Suiter

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Reform Alliance members Lucinda Creighton and Billy Timmins. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Reform Alliance has not discussed becoming a political party but hopes that ideas arising from its first conference can contribute to debates in t(...)

Independent Senator Katherine Zappone said the group’s reform proposals could be achieved by way of legislation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Six principles to reform the Seanad will be put forward today by the group Democracy Matters, which successfully opposed its abolition in last year’s (...)

Everyone, it seems, wants the game rigged their way. Before Christmas, I attended a broadcasting-related conference at which, after a couple of presen(...)

The announcement in the Dáil on December 17th by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter that the referendum on same-sex marriage will occur in 2015 will br(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin

Minister for Public Reform Brendan Howlin has strongly defended amendments to freedom of information legislation which will lead to increased fees for(...)

Sinn Féin spokesperson on finance Pearse Doherty  launched an attack on Fianna Fáil at a seminar of the Kennedy Summer School in New Ross. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A public debate on the future of the Seanad, billed as the first between senior politicians during the current senate abolition referendum campaign, h(...)

We Irish are a nation of radio listeners. Just look at the headlines garnered by Pat Kenny’s recent departure from RTÉ.

Tune into the radio and whose voices will you hear? If you’re listening to news and current affairs the answer is generally men’s. Radio, and particul(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald , at the Convention on the Constitution, at Malahide, Co Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fine Gael parliamentary chairman Charlie Flanagan has said he will raise with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan what he(...)

Constitutional Convention  chairman Tom Arnold described as “overwhelming” the vote  in favour of retaining the electoral system status quo. Photograph: Alan Betson

Members of the Constitutional Convention have voted by a large majority to retain Ireland’s existing electoral system of electing TDs. The result, des(...)

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