Terry Leyden

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These days, the Seanad is temporarily housed in an oversized room on loan from the National Museum. It is mere minutes away from the Dáil chamber, thanks to the OPW knocking down a party wall. Photograph: MaxwellPhotography.ie

It’s the little things that count. Fine Gael’s Martin Conway was most gratified when Leo Varadkar made his first visit to the Upper House since land(...)

Senator David Norris said he thought he was the first person in Ireland to include abortion in a manifesto. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fail Senator Terry Leyden has said the media should realise any abortion legislation must be voted on by the Seanad as well as the Dáil. “It m(...)

 A Tesla electric car parks at a charging station. A new grant to support installation of home charger points for buyers of new and second-hand electric vehicles will be rolled out next year.  Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA/

The Government is rolling out a series of measures to accelerate deployment of electric vehicles in Ireland, according to the Minister for Climate Act(...)

Ciara Kelly of Newstalk: in her first week Kelly has already left her searing stamp on her lunchtime slot

It’s a new show fronted by a rising presenter with a voice and backstory that stand apart from most of her career-broadcaster colleagues’. Yet as Ciar(...)

Railway Union’s Niamh Byrne carries during a Women’s AIL clash with Old Belvedere. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Fianna Fáil senator Terry Leyden has said he regrets comments he made last week suggesting rugby is bad for women’s “health and wellbeing.” As report(...)

At the EU summit in Brussels, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was busy collecting the mobile-phone numbers of the other prime ministers. Photograph: Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images

In a face-off with Martin O’Neill and the Republic of Ireland squad, team Leo knows there can only be one winner. And it won’t be Fine Gael. Not ever(...)

An  anti-fracking campaign group in jubilant mood after the fracking Bill was passed  banning all fracking in Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Hydraulic fracturing is set to be banned in Ireland after the Seanad passed legislation on Wednesday outlawing the practice. The House supported a Pr(...)

RTÉ’s campus in Donnybrook, which is set to get smaller. But should it make a clean break from Montrose? Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times.

There were many fine words about the importance of public service broadcasting in the Seanad this week, as Minister for Communications Denis Naughten (...)

David Norris: “Now we have to fob in, but the Ministers who started this, they don’t have to fob in. It is demeaning to be treated like cattle.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sometimes it’s too easy. Sometimes you should just walk away. But it’s difficult, particularly when some Senators are complaining about not getting (...)

Haughey family members including Seán Haughey (left) and Ciarán Haughey (right) escort the remains of Maureen Haughey at her funeral at Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Maureen Haughey (91), who died on St Patrick’s Day, used to joke that her late father, former taoiseach Seán Lemass, could never pronounce the word lo(...)

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