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#Feargal Quinn

# feargal-quinn - Saturday 27 April, 2019

President among mourners as Feargal Quinn laid to rest RIP

President among mourners as Feargal Quinn laid to rest

Tributes have been paid to the popular businessman and politician.

# feargal-quinn - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'We have lost a giant of the retail world': Tributes paid to Superquinn founder Feargal Quinn RIP

'We have lost a giant of the retail world': Tributes paid to Superquinn founder Feargal Quinn

The supermarket founder was also a Senator for 23 years.

# feargal-quinn - Monday 29 June, 2015

The launch of a 'radical but responsible' political alliance didn't quite go to plan Rule Breakers This post contains videos

The launch of a 'radical but responsible' political alliance didn't quite go to plan

Things got a bit awkward for Shane Ross and co on the Leinster House plinth this morning.

# feargal-quinn - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Feargal Quinn proposes law to make strike action by utility companies illegal

Quinn’s bill comes with five-year punishments for anyone who disrupts a network, but has been criticised by the government.

# feargal-quinn - Monday 7 October, 2013

Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?

The Quinn-Zappone bill is being talked about a lot right now. But what’s in it? We take a look…

# feargal-quinn - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad

Why did the government lose a vote in the Seanad last night? Here’s what we’ve found out today.

'The question is carried, isn't it?': The moment the government was defeated in the Seanad

It wasn’t the first time the government has lost a vote in the upper house but it came with the referendum just two days away.

# feargal-quinn - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Senators fail to delay referendum as Norris slams ‘its most disgraceful night’

The Seanad adjourned debate on abolishing itself without a vote tonight.

# feargal-quinn - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Here are the 15 senators who opposed the abortion legislation

There was opposition from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and independent senators as the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill passed second stage in the upper house today.

# feargal-quinn - Monday 24 June, 2013

Pro-life TDs and Senators to host cross-party meeting ahead of abortion vote

A number of TDs and Senators have organised a cross-party meeting for colleagues tomorrow evening, billing it as “one of the last occasions to discuss one of the most important decisions of your political life with like-minded colleagues”.

# feargal-quinn - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Members launch plan to reform Seanad and prevent abolition

Feargal Quinn and Katherine Zappone will call a vote this Wednesday on plans to overhaul how the chamber is elected.

# feargal-quinn - Friday 4 January, 2013

Feargal Quinn the most admired entrepreneur among Irish SMEs

The Superquinn founder and independent senator tops a survey of Irish small and medium enterprises.

# feargal-quinn - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Social Welfare Bill passes committee stage in Seanad by three votes

The bill passed in the upper house this evening with Labour’s James Heffernan confirming his vote against the law and losing the party whip. Only businessman Feargal Quinn voted with the coalition.

# feargal-quinn - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: CIE debts, employment rights, abortion vote

Today’s business at Leinster House will include a debate on employment rights for immigrants of questionable working status.

# feargal-quinn - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Group's Seanad paper hopes to stimulate debate on possible reforms

A group including two current senators has published a booklet calling for reform of the Seanad rather than abolition.

# feargal-quinn - Monday 23 July, 2012

Former members call for Seanad to be reformed instead of abolished

A letter in today’s Irish Times calls for the upper house to be saved as the government looks to hold a referendum on abolishing it next year.

# feargal-quinn - Saturday 7 April, 2012

11 things we learned from the new Registers of Members’ Interests

The new registers of members’ interests have been published. Here’s some random things we learned from reading them.

# feargal-quinn - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Government blocks Seanad move to abolish unvouched independents’ allowance

An amendment moved by independent Senators making the ‘leaders’ allowance’ vouched has been defeated by the government.

# feargal-quinn - Friday 20 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

Senator says we should allow fracking - to create jobs

Feargal Quinn suggests that companies could be asked to put up a bond equal to the clean-up cost of any possible environmental damage.

# feargal-quinn - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

David Norris to lodge Seanad complaint over media treatment

David Norris says he has been subjected to abusive media tactics similar to those being discussed at the UK’s Leveson Inquiry.

# feargal-quinn - Monday 15 August, 2011

Feargal Quinn gives blessing to Superquinn sale

The founder of the Superquinn chain says he is “delighted” that the Musgrave Group is to buy the troubled supermarkets.

# feargal-quinn - Saturday 5 March, 2011

Independents to meet on running Seanad candidates

Independent TDs, senators, MEPs and councillors will attend a meeting to see if non-party candidates can win Seanad seats.