Seanad Eireann

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Former senator Brendan Ryan meeting Fidel Castro in Havana, Cuba,  in 1981.

A former senator who met Fidel Castro has defended President Michael D Higgins, following his comments praising the former Cuban leader who died on Fr(...)

National Museum of Ireland - earmarked as a temporary home for the Seanad

Uninspiring, lazy and wasteful. Three words to describe plans by an unreformed Seanad Éireann to grab for itself part of the National Museum of Irelan(...)

‘Senator Michael McDowell brought   innocence and intrigue in the Seanad.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

The Leas-Chathaoirleach of the Seanad was rendered red-faced and speechless on Tuesday when Michael McDowell blew the whistle on his brazen attempt to(...)

A demonstration against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) in Brussels last month. Photograph: Reuters

It seems that provisional application of Ceta, the controversial Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada, might now be pushed(...)

Would a more pragmatic, creative solution not be both less expensive and less destructive of the National Museum of Ireland’s capacities? Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The National Museum of Ireland in Kildare Street, Dublin, is one of our premier cultural heritage institutions. It is the treasure house of our nation(...)

 The National Museum on  Kildare Street.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The former director of the National Museum says staff are so upset about the impending arrival of the Seanad to the building that they have been “weep(...)

The victorious Dublin team following the All-Ireland senior football championship final replay in  Croke Park, Dublin. Fine Gael Seanad members have accused the GAA of discriminating against Senators. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Fine Gael Seanad members have accused the GAA of discriminating against Senators by failing to give them the chance to purchase All-Ireland football f(...)

The Illawarra Pipe Band perform during the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Sydney: why couldn’t the diaspora’s Australian senator use the Irish embassy in Canberra as his or her administrative base and for video links to meetings of the chamber? Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

As the Oireachtas reconvenes, the newly elected members of Seanad Éireann have been fast off the mark in pushing the proposed reforms of the second ch(...)

Bridget Perrier, Fiona Broadfoot, Ne’cole Daniels and Rachel Moran, who gave testimonies about having survived prostitution, at the launch of the Turn Off The Red Light campaign at Leinster House  on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Women formerly involved in the sex industry have spoken of their experience of abuse, extreme violence and rape to lend their voices to a campaign fo(...)

Dr Bryan Alton meets Irish president Éamon de Valera and his wife

The first big auction of the autumn season in Dublin will feature a collection of art and antiques owned by the personal physician to Éamon de Valera(...)

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