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#Lorraine Higgins

# lorraine-higgins - Friday 18 March, 2016

Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad
# Next Best Thing
# Next Best Thing

Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad

Mar 18th 2016, 6:08 PM 24,401 Views 95 Comments

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Kevin Humphreys and Ged Nash are all seeking a Leinster House comeback.

# lorraine-higgins - Thursday 10 December, 2015

'We can’t have a law that excludes things just because somebody’s offended'
# Cyberbullying
# Cyberbullying

'We can’t have a law that excludes things just because somebody’s offended'

Dec 10th 2015, 9:00 PM 14,945 Views 45 Comments

Communications Minister Alex White has spoken out against proposals from some within his own party to legislate against cyberbullying.

# lorraine-higgins - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

I've seen more than my fair share of abuse online, but Lorraine Higgins' bill isn't the answer
# Opinion
# Opinion

I've seen more than my fair share of abuse online, but Lorraine Higgins' bill isn't the answer

Jul 22nd 2015, 8:49 PM 686 Views 117 Comments

The abuse Senator Higgins has received is utterly unacceptable, but her solution is ill conceived, writes Tom Murphy of Boards.ie.

# lorraine-higgins - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill
# Freedom Of Speech
# Freedom Of Speech

Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill

Jul 1st 2015, 8:07 PM 21,312 Views 121 Comments

Under the proposed law, a person could face 12 months in jail or a €5,000 fine.

# lorraine-higgins - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Senator cracks down on cyberbullying after being told she'd be 'hatcheted in the face'
# Death Threats
# Death Threats

Senator cracks down on cyberbullying after being told she'd be 'hatcheted in the face'

Apr 16th 2015, 4:07 PM 15,887 Views 127 Comments

Lorraine Higgins was also told she should have been aborted.

# lorraine-higgins - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Senator told her head would be ripped off and shoved 'where the sun don't shine'
# Threats
# Threats

Senator told her head would be ripped off and shoved 'where the sun don't shine'

Mar 19th 2015, 11:01 AM 24,430 Views 157 Comments

Lorraine Higgins said she believes the threat was a direct result of comments she made about jailed water protesters on Prime Time.

# lorraine-higgins - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Does missing the Irish Water deadline mean no €100 grant? A lot of people weren't clear on Monday...
# Clear As Mud
# Clear As Mud

Does missing the Irish Water deadline mean no €100 grant? A lot of people weren't clear on Monday...

Feb 5th 2015, 12:00 PM 18,334 Views 64 Comments

There was widespread confusion about whether those who did not register by the Monday midnight deadline would qualify for the water conservation grant.

# lorraine-higgins - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road
# Galway
# Galway

Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road

Jan 27th 2015, 8:26 PM 27,226 Views 22 Comments

Confidential documents were scattered on the Tuam to Athenry road.

# lorraine-higgins - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

A war of words has broken out between Fine Gael and Labour
# Simon Says
# Simon Says

A war of words has broken out between Fine Gael and Labour

Jan 21st 2015, 4:10 PM 19,081 Views 87 Comments

A Labour senator has accused Fine Gael of ‘trying to hijack’ the party’s policies.

# lorraine-higgins - Monday 24 November, 2014

A Labour senator thinks Ireland has become a lawless utopia in the past week
# WORRIED
# WORRIED

A Labour senator thinks Ireland has become a lawless utopia in the past week

Nov 24th 2014, 9:01 AM 37,126 Views 345 Comments

Lorraine Higgins is worried that water protests and other incidents will damage Ireland’s ability to attract foreign direct investment.

# lorraine-higgins - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Labour Senator deletes Facebook page after being told she 'should have been aborted'
# Death Threats
# Death Threats

Labour Senator deletes Facebook page after being told she 'should have been aborted'

Nov 18th 2014, 3:50 PM 25,606 Views 93 Comments

Lorraine Higgins also received death threats.

# lorraine-higgins - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum

Aug 19th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,547 Views 214 Comments

There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.

# lorraine-higgins - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

'Hatchet' threat against MEP candidate to be examined --- Rabbitte
# Death Threat
# Death Threat

'Hatchet' threat against MEP candidate to be examined --- Rabbitte

Jun 24th 2014, 5:28 PM 7,392 Views 31 Comments

Labour senator Lorraine Higgins was told she would be “hatcheted in the face” during the recent European election campaign.

# lorraine-higgins - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

May 27th 2014, 4:50 PM 10,536 Views 4 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Senator: I was told I'd be hatcheted in the face as a way of murdering me
# Death Threat
# Death Threat

Senator: I was told I'd be hatcheted in the face as a way of murdering me

May 27th 2014, 10:36 AM 21,961 Views 127 Comments

Labour senator Lorraine Higgins claims she has been subjected to a death threat on her Facebook page.

# lorraine-higgins - Monday 26 May, 2014

Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West

May 26th 2014, 6:00 AM 8,614 Views 15 Comments

The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.

# lorraine-higgins - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

The politician parking scandal intensifies
# Ah Here
From The Daily Edge
# Ah Here

The politician parking scandal intensifies

May 20th 2014, 2:25 PM 5,820 Views 4 Comments

Come on now!

# lorraine-higgins - Monday 19 May, 2014

MEP hopeful says she will report poster vandalism to gardaí
# Abortion
# Abortion

MEP hopeful says she will report poster vandalism to gardaí

May 19th 2014, 1:30 PM 18,971 Views 95 Comments

Lorraine Higgins’s posters were defaced with the message ‘Pro Abort’.

# lorraine-higgins - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Rónán Mullen dancing to Pharrell and 5 other slightly odd campaign videos
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Rónán Mullen dancing to Pharrell and 5 other slightly odd campaign videos

May 14th 2014, 2:32 PM 10,043 Views 46 Comments

The campaign trail is proving to be an increasingly odd place to be.

# lorraine-higgins - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'

May 8th 2014, 2:44 PM 42,072 Views 214 Comments

An image, posted by Lorraine Higgins’s social media accounts, branded Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan a “turkey”.

# lorraine-higgins - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Labour European elections candidate: 'The EU isn't a retirement ground'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Labour European elections candidate: 'The EU isn't a retirement ground'

Mar 22nd 2014, 10:00 AM 6,213 Views 53 Comments

Lorraine Higgins is running in the Midlands North-West elections for the EU Parliament.

# lorraine-higgins - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Here's who could run for Fine Gael in Ireland South now John Bryan has ruled himself out
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Here's who could run for Fine Gael in Ireland South now John Bryan has ruled himself out

Feb 8th 2014, 5:23 PM 10,947 Views 29 Comments

The former IFA president’s surprise decision not to seek the Fine Gael nomination leaves the party examining other options.

# lorraine-higgins - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Ulster Bank: petition calls for free banking until 2013
# Technical Glitch
# Technical Glitch

Ulster Bank: petition calls for free banking until 2013

Jul 11th 2012, 2:25 PM 6,419 Views 24 Comments

A cross-party petition signed by almost 100 Oireachtas members was delivered to Ulster Bank today.

# lorraine-higgins - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Women of the west urged to take first step into political life
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

Women of the west urged to take first step into political life

Jun 16th 2012, 3:51 PM 3,165 Views 32 Comments

The Women for Election Galway Inspire event kicked off this morning.

# lorraine-higgins - Friday 13 January, 2012

Senator: Bank workers should be taught suicide awareness
# Debts
# Debts

Senator: Bank workers should be taught suicide awareness

Jan 13th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,362 Views 20 Comments

Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins has said that banks have “moral and legal responsibilities to customers”, who may be under “untold pressure” to repay debts.

# lorraine-higgins - 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 1,403 Views 0 Comments

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

# lorraine-higgins - Monday 14 February, 2011

Daily Fix: Monday
# GE11
# GE11

Daily Fix: Monday

Feb 14th 2011, 8:00 PM 2,511 Views 0 Comments

The latest highlights from the campaign trail – including: who’s the fairest of them all?