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French senator Francoise Laborde: praised Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s reaction to the Seanad referendum loss. Photograph:

The French senator Francoise Laborde has praised “the will of the Irish people to preserve bi-cameralism” as shown by their refusal to abolish Seanad (...)

Taoiseach Seán Lemass with President de Valera in 1969. De Valera had been anxious to ensure the long-term dominance of Fianna Fáil.  Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Does history suggest that a referendum defeat suffered by a government knocks it off course, or has it been the case that, after the wounds were nurse(...)

Sean O’Rourke’s (left) programme has an audience of almost 230,000 while Pat Kenny had hoped either Mr Noonan or Mr Howlin would have been made available for his new Newstalk programme.

Government Ministers have refused to ‘move the dial’ for their traditional post-budget phone-in and have confirmed they will appear on Sean O’Rourke’s(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny berated for not attending campaign meetings. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and backbench TD John Deasy became embroiled in a tense spat over the Seanad referendum defeat at tonight’s meeting of the Fine G(...)

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(...)

Senators returned to the saved Seanad this afternoon with a relatively low key response to the outcome of the referendum on its abolition.Jubilation w(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: bought a little time to work out a response to the crushing Seanad referendum defeat: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his Government colleagues bought a little time to work out a response to the crushing Seanad referendum defeat by saying a pe(...)

Enda Kenny: he said yesterday he would look to see how the Seanad could become “more effective” and indicated he might favour a reform agenda that would take place without constitutional change. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has acknowledged publicly for the first time that Seanad reform will be on the Government’s agenda following the defeat of the(...)

There was a high level of support for the No side in the “breakfast-roll man” Dublin commuter belt constituencies, with 54.6 per cent of voters rejecting the proposal here. Photograph: Alan Betson

There has been a lot of emphasis in recent days on the low voter turnout levels in last Friday’s referendums and the likely impact that had on (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  walks away after a  press conference at Dublin Castle on Saturday following the No vote in the referendum on the abolition of the Seanad. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is anxious to see the Seanad become an effective watchdog to hold the Government to account. Still reeling from what (...)

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