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#Katherine Zappone

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Members launch plan to reform Seanad and prevent abolition
# Seanad Reform
# Seanad Reform

Members launch plan to reform Seanad and prevent abolition

May 12th 2013, 4:11 PM 6,312 Views 45 Comments

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

# katherine-zappone - Friday 25 January, 2013

Column: The Seanad must be a real balance to Government power
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Seanad must be a real balance to Government power

Jan 25th 2013, 1:00 PM 77 Views 33 Comments

Legislation is not being properly vetted because the Government can simply force it through, writes Senator Katherine Zappone.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

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

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

Sep 26th 2012, 9:14 AM 1,617 Views 9 Comments

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

# katherine-zappone - Monday 23 July, 2012

Former members call for Seanad to be reformed instead of abolished
# Seanad
# Seanad

Former members call for Seanad to be reformed instead of abolished

Jul 23rd 2012, 9:24 AM 2,694 Views 27 Comments

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.

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Column: I’m not in a “same-sex marriage”. I’m in a marriage.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I’m not in a “same-sex marriage”. I’m in a marriage.

Jul 15th 2012, 2:00 PM 53 Views 115 Comments

Small changes in language could make a world of difference at the Constitutional Convention, writes Senator Katherine Zappone – so let’s get it right.

# katherine-zappone - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Zappone and Gilligan launch fresh legal challenge to same-sex marriage ban
# High Court
# High Court

Zappone and Gilligan launch fresh legal challenge to same-sex marriage ban

Jun 6th 2012, 12:11 PM 3,688 Views 41 Comments

The pair married in Canada in 2003, but are fighting to have that marriage legally recognised in Ireland.

# katherine-zappone - Monday 28 May, 2012

Column: I've always fought for those who have the least. That's why I'm voting Yes.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I've always fought for those who have the least. That's why I'm voting Yes.

May 28th 2012, 12:00 PM 25 Views 49 Comments

Writing for TheJournal.ie, Independent Senator Katherine Zappone explains why she has decided to vote Yes in Thursday’s referendum.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 18 May, 2012

Department promises 'mopping up' measures to give tax equality to same-sex couples
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Department promises 'mopping up' measures to give tax equality to same-sex couples

May 18th 2012, 11:35 AM 1,511 Views 15 Comments

The Department of Finance commits to making the final changes necessary to give equal treatment to same-sex partners.

# katherine-zappone - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Two senators nominated by Enda Kenny critical of Budget 2012
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Two senators nominated by Enda Kenny critical of Budget 2012

Dec 8th 2011, 5:37 PM 2,879 Views 8 Comments

Katherine Zappone has questioned ‘external pressure’ on the Government’s choice of cuts while Jillian van Turnhout says it was not a child-friendly document.

Column: The right choices - was this an Irish Budget?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The right choices - was this an Irish Budget?

Dec 8th 2011, 5:37 PM 10 Views 25 Comments

Independent Senator Katherine Zappone argues that the Government succumbed to external pressure to put the requirements of the troika over greater collective recovery and sustainability.

# katherine-zappone - Sunday 23 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Oct 23rd 2011, 8:23 PM 1,269 Views 4 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Dozens killed in Turkish earthquake, more campaigning in the Áras race, and ten ways in which the future has already arrived…

Gilligan and Zappone vow to continue with Supreme Court appeal
# Courts
# Courts

Gilligan and Zappone vow to continue with Supreme Court appeal

Oct 23rd 2011, 2:45 PM 2,663 Views 22 Comments

The Supreme Court denies the lesbian couple permission to add a claim of unconstitutionality to their long-running appeals.

# katherine-zappone - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?

Sep 20th 2011, 6:40 PM 2,268 Views 54 Comments

David Norris would appear to have the best chance of being on the ballot paper but he faces an uphill task. We crunch the numbers to find out who independent TDs and Senators are supporting.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 22 July, 2011

Two more senators will nominate Norris... but they won't vote for him
# Norris
# Norris

Two more senators will nominate Norris... but they won't vote for him

Jul 22nd 2011, 11:23 AM 1,342 Views 21 Comments

Fiach Mac Conghail and Katherine Zappone say they will vote for someone else to be president instead.

# katherine-zappone - Friday 20 May, 2011

President's husband among Taoiseach's 11 Seanad nominees
# Seanad Éireann
# Seanad Éireann

President's husband among Taoiseach's 11 Seanad nominees

May 20th 2011, 8:15 PM 1,404 Views 0 Comments

Dr Martin McAleese will become a member of the new Seanad – as will Eamon Coughlan and Fiach MacConghail.

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