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#Coalition headache

# coalition-headache - Friday 11 July, 2014

The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad, but will pass a law to fix that today

Fine Gael hopes to fill the vacant Seanad seat when TDs and Senators return from their holidays in September.

# coalition-headache - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

The government has lost another Seanad vote - and it could delay free GP care for children Coalition Headache This post contains videos

The government has lost another Seanad vote - and it could delay free GP care for children

Senator John Crown’s amendment to free GP care legislation has been passed – against the government’s wishes.

# coalition-headache - Saturday 28 June, 2014

The government wants to sort out its Seanad problem before the summer holidays

Fine Gael is considering a number of newly-elected councillors and local election candidates in Dublin for the Seanad seat vacated by Deirdre Clune.

# coalition-headache - Saturday 21 June, 2014

The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad and has to change the law to get it back

Deirdre Clune’s election to the European Parliament creates a vacancy that won’t be filled until a new Dáil clerk is appointed – which requires a change in legislation.