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 Susan O’Keeffe and Eamon Gilmore. Photograph: Alan Betson

Government Seanad leader Maurice Cummins has described the selection of two Opposition Senators for the banking inquiry committee as a “democratic de(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and  Eamon Gilmore once played the beautiful game called democracy. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Taoiseach Enda Kenny: got their way with the Oireachtas Committee

Day one of World Cup 2014, and before a ball was kicked or a beer cracked open we were already embroiled in a match-fixing scandal. And to think we on(...)

Fianna Fail spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has said the argument over which politicians should be represented on the banking inquiry should end and the long-awaited investigation should proceed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has accused the Government of trying to control the banking inquiry “lock, stock and barrel”.He said the(...)

Labour Senator Susan O’ Keeffe who said the reason she did not attend a committee meeting last week was because she was supporting her daughter through her Leaving Certificate.

The status of the long-awaited banking inquiry could be damaged if a row over which politicians should sit on the investigation is not resolved, the c(...)

Independent Trinity Senator Sean Barrett has been voted onto the banking inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government’s majority on the banking inquiry is in doubt after a Seanad committee voted to place two Opposition Senators on the long-awaited inves(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

Minister For Health James Reilly: care had to be taken with legislation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

MARIE O’HALLORAN Minister for Health James Reilly has defended the delay in the passage of legislation to prevent smoking in ve(...)

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan accepted the second stage of Senator Feargal Quinn’s Bill. Photograph: David Sleator

The Government has accepted legislation by Independent Senator Feargal Quinn requiring the installation of ca(...)

Senator David Norris: “Nothing could demonstrate more clearly that the Government proposes to invade these seats.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has been accused of preparing for political parties to “invade” the six Seanad’s university seats (...)

 Pope Francis:   Mr Norris  referred to Pope Francis’s links with Ireland and said he was partially educated at Milltown Park in Dublin. Photograph: EPA/Fabio Frustaci

A formal request to Pope Francis to visit Ireland moved a step closer after the Seanad unanimously agreed a motion inviting hi(...)

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