Marc Macsharry

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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(...)

Fianna Fáil senator Mark Daly who has secured the signatures of one third of Senators supporting recall of the Seanad.

The Seanad is likely to be recalled from holidays before the end of this month to discuss the law on organ donation which is covered by an EU directiv(...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes: “These are not the last days of the Weimar Republic, as some would have us believe.”

One last push . . . and the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill was passed. The result was never in doubt. The handful of Senators who spent hou(...)

How the Seanad voted on the Thirty-Second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Eireann) Bill 2013, allowing a referendum on the future o(...)

There were heated exchanges in the Seanad today as the House considered the final stages of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson.

There were heated exchanges in the Seanad today as the House considered the final stages of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.Fianna Fáil S(...)

Even by the Seanad’s high standards, Marc MacSharry’s capacity for pomposity is quite something.

Senator Marc MacSharry from Sligo has a big interest in amateur dramatics, but he isn’t very good at it.Hams have been known to ask him for his autogr(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Marc MacSharry: “We see him clowning around Europe, acting like a clown, and turning the Government and his office into a circus ring.’’

A claim by Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry that Taoiseach Enda Kenny was acting like a clown led to heated exchanges in the Seanad.Mr MacSharry, referrin(...)

Senator Diarmuid Wilson said the AGSI members who had walked out during the Minister for Justice’s speech at the association’s annual conference had been mandated by their branches to do so. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda commissioner was obviously just a mouthpiece for Minister for Justice Alan Shatter, Diarmuid Wilson (FF) said. It would be a s(...)

Senator Ivana Bacik said Jimmy Walsh’s honesty, accuracy and impartiality had done the Seanad and Leinster House a great service.

Senators paid tribute to journalist Jimmy Walsh for his coverage for The Irish Times of the(...)

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