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# lorraine-higgins - Friday 18 March, 2016

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

# lorraine-higgins - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill

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'

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'

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...

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

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

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

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'

Lorraine Higgins also received death threats.

# lorraine-higgins - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

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

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

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

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

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

The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.

# lorraine-higgins - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge The politician parking scandal intensifies Ah Here

The politician parking scandal intensifies

Come on now!

# lorraine-higgins - Monday 19 May, 2014

MEP hopeful says she will report poster vandalism to gardaí

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

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'

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'

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

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

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