Mark Daly

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The National Management Agency (Nama) is under Garda investigation, Fianna Fail senator Darragh O’Brien has claimed.Mr O’Brien told the Seanad today h(...)

Marc MacSharry: “It would do a great service in increasing the usefulness of the Oireachtas and would help to connect people with Europe, which we have never achieved.”

Marc MacSharry (FF) called for greater scrutiny of EU directives and regulations.He said that last year there were 53 Acts of the Oireachtas and 590 (...)

Senator Katherine Zappone, who has called for the Taoiseach to address the Seanad within a month on his plans for reform. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A call has been made for Taoiseach Enda Kenny to address the Seanad within a month on his plans for reform of the Dáil and Upper House.Taoiseach’s nom(...)

There was widespread criticism of the two ballot papers which seemed to have caused confusion among voters in 6,000 centres. The ballot papers made reference only to the 32nd and 33rd amendments to the Constitution without stating in full the propositions. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Voting has closed in the two referendums on the abolition of the Seanad and a new Court of Civil Appeal. Turnout was low across the country and will s(...)

Series of Seanad tributes to Seamus Heaney, a “wordsmith of monumental and global proportions”.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan described the late Seamus Heaney as “Ireland’s supreme cultural ambassador” in a series of Seanad tributes.Heaney’s w(...)

Senators Fidelma Healy Eames and Paul Bradford outside the Dáil after voting against the Government during the recalled Seanad debate on Organ Donation Standards . 

Two Fine Gael Senators may face further internal sanctions after voting against the Government at the conclusion of an emergency debate on organ reten(...)

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames and Senator Paul Bradford outside the Dail after voting against the Government yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The inaugural session of the Seanad Summer School opened in Kildare Street yesterday.This year’s theme: Whither the Upper House?They’ll know the answe(...)

FF health spokesman Billy Kelleher: backing the campaign

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have joined forces to press for a recall of the Dáil this month to debate the issue of organ donation. Fianna Fáil health sp(...)

Fianna Fáil Health spokesman Billy Kelleher has announced he is backing a campaign initiated by his party colleague Senator Mark Daly to press for a recall of the Dáil this month to debate the issue of organ donation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have joined forces to press for a recall of the Dáil this month to debate the issue of organ donation.Fianna Fáil Health spo(...)

Fianna Fail senator Mark Daly: called for an early recall of the Seanad to debate the issue.

The Irish Kidney Association has expressed its disappointment with the Government’s approach to legislation on organ donation. The newly appointed cha(...)

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