Senator Ned O’Sullivan said that one electoral area in Kerry involved three peninsulas. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Ned O’Sullivan (FF) called for increased allowances for county councillors representing large electoral areas. “We face huge county council constitue(...)

Senator David Norris: ‘The poster is a lie and there is no doubt about that.’

A demand by David Norris (Ind) that Fine Gael withdraw its Seanad referendum poster was supported by Government Senators. Mr Norris said the poster, s(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Fidelma Healy-Eames was one of two Fine Gael senators to defy the party whip on the legislation

The Government had an overwhelming majority of 41 to 15 in the first Seanad vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.Two Fine Gael senator(...)

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(...)

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