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#Fidelma Healy-Eames

# fidelma-healy-eames - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

One of Ireland's most colourful senators is retiring from politics
# Fidelma Healy-Eames
# Fidelma Healy-Eames

One of Ireland's most colourful senators is retiring from politics

Mar 16th 2016, 6:17 PM 30,545 Views 98 Comments

Fidelma Healy-Eames will not contest the forthcoming Seanad election.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Senator Jim Walsh tells Senator Ivana Bacik to "get treatment for haemorrhoids"
# Bottom Line
# Bottom Line

Senator Jim Walsh tells Senator Ivana Bacik to "get treatment for haemorrhoids"

Dec 10th 2015, 2:41 PM 28,526 Views 79 Comments

Really, he actually said that.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Galway city is so short on cash that it's not possible to be buried on a Sunday
# Funeral Embargo
# Funeral Embargo

Galway city is so short on cash that it's not possible to be buried on a Sunday

Nov 5th 2015, 10:28 AM 13,955 Views 44 Comments

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has been banging the funding drum this morning.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Senators want to criminalise offending people online – and they're dangerously misguided
# Opinion
# Opinion

Senators want to criminalise offending people online – and they're dangerously misguided

Jul 11th 2015, 8:00 AM 71 Views 97 Comments

Without the freedom to offend, freedom of expression does not exist.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Monday 6 July, 2015

Fidelma Healy-Eames: Wiffy is French for wifi
# Quelle Surprise
# Quelle Surprise

Fidelma Healy-Eames: Wiffy is French for wifi

Jul 6th 2015, 11:32 AM 39,421 Views 127 Comments

The senator said the ‘mispronunciation’ incident has kickstarted her General Election campaign.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Friday 3 July, 2015

People cannot get over Fidelma Healy-Eames and her 'wiffy code'
# There In A Wiffy
From The Daily Edge
# There In A Wiffy

People cannot get over Fidelma Healy-Eames and her 'wiffy code'

Jul 3rd 2015, 10:19 AM 5,577 Views 6 Comments

#pcgonemad #sexualorientation

# fidelma-healy-eames - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Looks like Senator Fidelma Healy Eames believes that Wi-Fi is pronounced 'wiffy'
# With It
# With It

Looks like Senator Fidelma Healy Eames believes that Wi-Fi is pronounced 'wiffy'

Jul 2nd 2015, 10:04 PM 34,264 Views 101 Comments

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

Fidelma Healy Eames pronounced WiFi as 'wiffy' and it was straight up mortifying
# Whiffy
From The Daily Edge
# Whiffy

Fidelma Healy Eames pronounced WiFi as 'wiffy' and it was straight up mortifying

Jul 2nd 2015, 8:22 PM 5,935 Views 4 Comments

“Do you have the wiffy code?”

# fidelma-healy-eames - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Senator: I don't think it's appropriate to teach children about same-sex marriage
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Senator: I don't think it's appropriate to teach children about same-sex marriage

May 19th 2015, 6:00 PM 25,078 Views 262 Comments

The No side has dismissed claims they’re using “dirty tactics”.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"

May 13th 2015, 6:10 PM 12,413 Views 175 Comments

The independent senator came on the plinth to dismiss No side claims about funding to groups campaigning for a Yes vote.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Friday 1 May, 2015

IDA boss didn't talk to the government before calling for a Yes vote
# Intervention
# Intervention

IDA boss didn't talk to the government before calling for a Yes vote

May 1st 2015, 4:55 PM 14,350 Views 105 Comments

Martin Shanahan’s call for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum has not gone down well with the No side.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Monday 23 March, 2015

Hozier absolutely owned Fidelma Healy Eames on Twitter over same-sex marriage
# Deep Burn
From The Daily Edge
# Deep Burn

Hozier absolutely owned Fidelma Healy Eames on Twitter over same-sex marriage

Mar 23rd 2015, 12:27 PM 14,907 Views 2 Comments

He didn’t hold back, anyway.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Monday 16 March, 2015

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames says THAT tweet was about starting an open debate
# Pcgonemad
# Pcgonemad

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames says THAT tweet was about starting an open debate

Mar 16th 2015, 5:26 PM 14,667 Views 58 Comments

Former Fine Gael senator was trending on Twitter yesterday.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Mar 15th 2015, 8:35 PM 23,792 Views 5 Comments

Claims against Sinn Féin, Ireland out of Cricket World Cup and #pcgonemad.

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames is trending again, this time about Mother's Day
# Pcgonemad
# Pcgonemad

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames is trending again, this time about Mother's Day

Mar 15th 2015, 8:33 PM 41,146 Views 97 Comments

She thinks that ‘political correctness has gone mad’.

Fidelma Healy Eames just dropped another clanger on Twitter
# Pc Gone Mad
From The Daily Edge
# Pc Gone Mad

Fidelma Healy Eames just dropped another clanger on Twitter

Mar 15th 2015, 11:39 AM 10,158 Views 7 Comments

Ah here.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Minister: Speed vans aren't about making money, honest
# Saving Lives
# Saving Lives

Minister: Speed vans aren't about making money, honest

Mar 4th 2015, 12:37 PM 11,997 Views 53 Comments

Dara Murphy denied the cameras are strategically located in areas where speed limits increase.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

'Lucinda or Shane never knocked at my door ... they probably knew better'
# To Join Or Not To Join
# To Join Or Not To Join

'Lucinda or Shane never knocked at my door ... they probably knew better'

Jan 21st 2015, 10:00 AM 21,670 Views 46 Comments

So, are any Senators going to join the new alliance or party?

# fidelma-healy-eames - Sunday 18 January, 2015

This Senator's unusual choice of hashtag is now trending
# Sexualorientation
# Sexualorientation

This Senator's unusual choice of hashtag is now trending

Jan 18th 2015, 8:27 PM 45,664 Views 36 Comments

‘Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and #sexualorientation’.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Friday 2 January, 2015

Lucinda Creighton is set to announce a new political party today
# Party Time
# Party Time

Lucinda Creighton is set to announce a new political party today

Jan 2nd 2015, 8:05 AM 17,807 Views 119 Comments

She will be joined by four other Reform Alliance members.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Thursday 18 December, 2014

This senator was struggling to keep his eyes open as the Seanad debated water charges

This senator was struggling to keep his eyes open as the Seanad debated water charges

Dec 18th 2014, 6:26 PM 16,736 Views 33 Comments

Seán Barrett’s had a long day.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?
# Close Call
# Close Call

'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?

Dec 16th 2014, 4:00 PM 13,049 Views 123 Comments

“If the Seanad wants to be taken seriously it must do the right thing and not be merely a rubber stamp for the Government’s brutal austerity policies.”

# fidelma-healy-eames - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Adoption group urges support for new law to stop adoptees 'feeling like pariahs'
# Birth Certs
# Birth Certs

Adoption group urges support for new law to stop adoptees 'feeling like pariahs'

Nov 19th 2014, 3:40 PM 7,342 Views 6 Comments

James Reilly has said that the Adoption Bill will benefit from further consultation.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Monday 17 November, 2014

'My son died believing I had rejected him': Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill
# ADOPTION RIGHTS
# ADOPTION RIGHTS

'My son died believing I had rejected him': Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill

Nov 17th 2014, 9:27 AM 10,112 Views 13 Comments

The Seanad is set to debate a Bill on the rights of adopted people this week.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Monday 28 July, 2014

Fidelma Healy Eames 'vindicated' by Irish Daily Mail apology
# Sorry
# Sorry

Fidelma Healy Eames 'vindicated' by Irish Daily Mail apology

Jul 28th 2014, 12:49 PM 13,074 Views 18 Comments

The newspaper published two stories in 2012 about volunteer work the Senator had done.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Sunday 20 July, 2014

'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X
# One Year On
# One Year On

'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X

Jul 20th 2014, 7:50 PM 29,385 Views 105 Comments

One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

A senator wants to stop the pre-budget 'kite flying'. Here's how...
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

A senator wants to stop the pre-budget 'kite flying'. Here's how...

Jun 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,915 Views 4 Comments

Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has proposed legislation that she says would put an end to the usual pre-budget speculation and leaks.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Do the RA want back in Fine Gael?: 'No' ... 'I don't know' ... 'Google it'
# Mixed Messages
# Mixed Messages

Do the RA want back in Fine Gael?: 'No' ... 'I don't know' ... 'Google it'

Jun 11th 2014, 8:30 PM 10,800 Views 24 Comments

Call them what you like: the Reform Alliance, ‘the Ra’, ‘Lucinda Creighton’s Reform Allilance’. Just don’t call them a party.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party
# Gone For Good
# Gone For Good

'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party

Apr 29th 2014, 3:47 PM 12,423 Views 24 Comments

The former junior minister has confirmed she will not be renewing her membership of the party.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Here's why the government could lose more Seanad votes in the coming months
# Political Wallop
# Political Wallop

Here's why the government could lose more Seanad votes in the coming months

Mar 1st 2014, 8:45 AM 5,514 Views 13 Comments

A wafer-thin majority and ‘the three amigos’ could all spell trouble for the coalition…

# fidelma-healy-eames - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue
# Analysis
# Analysis

Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue

Jan 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,764 Views 47 Comments

The alliance exists because its members voted against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, but can it gain wider appeal? Today’s conference at the RDS will be a key indicator.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Sunday 5 January, 2014

‘Everybody will be invited’: Reform Alliance to hold conference at the RDS this month
# The RA
# The RA

‘Everybody will be invited’: Reform Alliance to hold conference at the RDS this month

Jan 5th 2014, 7:54 PM 17,997 Views 124 Comments

The alliance consists of five Fine Gael TDs and two senators, most of whom lost the party whip over their vote against abortion legislation last July.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Sunday 29 December, 2013

‘The Bart Simpson defence’: Surprising pop culture references in the Dáil and Seanad
# Down With The Kids
# Down With The Kids

‘The Bart Simpson defence’: Surprising pop culture references in the Dáil and Seanad

Dec 29th 2013, 6:30 PM 12,473 Views 8 Comments

Everything from Miley Cyrus to Downton Abbey has been raised in the Dáil and Seanad chambers down the years…

# fidelma-healy-eames - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Horse owners 'should get financial help' to tackle unwanted equine problems
# Fidelma Healy-Eames
# Fidelma Healy-Eames

Horse owners 'should get financial help' to tackle unwanted equine problems

Nov 20th 2013, 8:43 AM 6,900 Views 46 Comments

Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has said that local authorities have spent millions on disposing unwanted horses.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Saturday 14 September, 2013

"Our priorities are the country's priorities" - Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

"Our priorities are the country's priorities" - Reform Alliance

Sep 14th 2013, 3:20 PM 7,404 Views 72 Comments

Direct election of the Ceann Comhairle, automatic addition to the electoral register and Attorney General certification for guillotined bills top the agenda for the Fine Gael rebels.

Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'

Sep 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 3,999 Views 23 Comments

Peter Mathews and Fidelma Healy-Eames are two of the members in the new Reform Alliance group which is meeting today to discuss strategy and policies for the future.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Friday 13 September, 2013

The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance

Sep 13th 2013, 10:20 AM 14,725 Views 111 Comments

Fine Gael TDs expelled from the parliamentary party are forming an alliance ahead of the new Dáil term.

'Politics is no Cinderella game': No way back for Fine Gael rebels, Kehoe insists
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

'Politics is no Cinderella game': No way back for Fine Gael rebels, Kehoe insists

Sep 13th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,674 Views 54 Comments

Paul Kehoe has said it’s not nice to have to expel the five TDs and two Senators over the abortion vote but insisted that “politics is no kind of Cinderella game”.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Monday 26 August, 2013

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group
# Speaking Rights
# Speaking Rights

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group

Aug 26th 2013, 10:40 AM 6,487 Views 32 Comments

The government chief whip has told TheJournal.ie that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.

# fidelma-healy-eames - Friday 19 July, 2013

Videos: Senator says he's been asked to 'act like a robot' as FF stages walkout
# Seanad
# Seanad

Videos: Senator says he's been asked to 'act like a robot' as FF stages walkout

Jul 19th 2013, 5:15 PM 8,621 Views 41 Comments

More uproar in the Seanad today…

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