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Ceann Comhairle to visit Kyiv and address Ukrainian Parliament
The trip is due to take place next week.
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German reunification a 'useful example' of how planned Irish reunification could work, says Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin has launched a document on why there are economic benefits to a united Ireland.
Where's Fianna Fáil's promised 12-point plan on a United Ireland?
In 2017, Fianna Fáil said it planned to publish a white paper on unification.
Ó Cuív on that 'rogue' NI candidate launch: 'I knew what I was doing. I'm happy to take the punishment. I did it for the greater good'
The Galway West TD says he has no regrets about losing his seat on the frontbench.
Micheál needed to take action after two politicians went 'rogue' - but is he facing a storm over FF's northern merger?
The sacking of two FF politicians from their roles this week was a headache for Micheál Martin.
FF's deputy leader says it was 'premature' for McAnespy to be told she would be a candidate in NI elections
There was confusion within the party last night as Councillor Sorcha McAnespy was announced at an event in Tyrone.
Eamon Ó Cuiv goes rogue to announce candidate for NI elections without party backing
The candidate, Councillor Sorcha McAnespy, was announced at an event in Tyrone tonight.
Department accused of wanting to delay report on the cost of a united Ireland until 'after Brexit'
The new research shows that Northern Ireland would have a near balanced budget in a unification situation.
Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today
The bill is expected to pass through all stages of the Dáil today.
Plaque to honour Irish diaspora added to Washington Monument
Memorial stones are accepted only in very rare circumstances.
Should the Irish State hold the copyright to Amhrán na bhFiann? Fianna Fáil thinks it should
What do you think?
"Confusion and chaos" reign as Irish politicians struggle to attend trial of Ibrahim Halawa
The teenager is facing another hearing on Sunday.
The government is having a really bad day in the Seanad
The coalition has a minority in the upper house at present.
Sports Film Of The Week: Catch Me If You Can
This BBC Panorama doc has sparked fresh controversy around the methods of high-profile athletics coach Alberto Salazar.
Shock in Kerry as John O'Donoghue tells family he won't run for Fianna Fáil
The former Ceann Comhairle has told family he won’t be seeking to run in the next general election
Senator says no one in Fianna Fáil told him he was expelled
Mark Daly claimed he hadn’t heard from anyone in the party after he defied the whip early on Saturday morning.
Heather Humphreys faced new claims about 'McNulty-gate' in the Seanad tonight
New claims of a meeting between the Taoiseach and John McNulty in June have been dismissed this evening.
Ireland is one step closer to a ban on smoking near children in cars
A bill will go to the Dáil next week, and has government support.
Senator claims 'discrimination' as row erupts over sign language interpreter in the Dáil
A spokesperson for the Oireachtas has denied the claim.
Calls for interpreters to be present when Deaf people attend the Dáil
The Irish Deaf Society has asked the Government to ensure that Irish Sign Language interpreters are present in the Dáil and Seanad this week.
Senators pass law banning smoking in cars with children - and the government's backing it
The bill now moves to the Dáil where it will have government support.
Seanad votes No on annulling transplant legislation
The chairman of the Seanad used his casting vote to break a 22-22 tie on a vote that would have annulled a statutory instrument on organ transplantation.
Senator accused of ‘talking through his derriere’ and ‘invoking memory of Bobby Ewing’
The Seanad is debating an emergency motion to annul legislation on organ transplantation.
Seanad to debate annulling organ transplant law that cannot be annulled
The State’s first organ transplant legislation was signed into law a year ago but a Fianna Fáíl senator says it is flawed and “people will die” because the proper systems are not in place.
Minister: There is no reason to annul the organ transplant legislation
Minister of State Alex White has hit back at calls for the organ transplant legislation to be annulled ahead of a Seanad debate on the matter next week.
"Legislature should not be excluded from transplant debate" - Micheál Martin
Micheál Martin accused the Government of trying to “dominate who debates what” in the Oireachtas.
Attorney General says Dáil recall to debate transplant legislation is 'redundant'
Senator Mark Daly said that “this is the first time in the history of the State the government has published advice from the Attorney General”.
The Seanad is coming back on 20 August to debate transplant legislation
Minister for Health James Reilly had best not book any holidays…
Seanad to be recalled to debate transplant legislation
The Minister for Health James Reilly will be recalled from his holidays to face questions from the Seanad on transplant legislation after a Fianna Fáil senator acquired the necessary signatures to a petition calling for the Seanad to reconvene.
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.
Fianna Fáil senator: 'I oppose this legislation because it is anti-women'
Jim Walsh was among those to contribute to the continuing debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill this afternoon.
Senators received nearly €2 million in expenses in 2012
The average senator received €32,695 in allowances last year – equal to nearly half of their basic salary.
Obama pledges new drive on US immigration reform
Obama’s second term could be good news for the estimated 50,000 Irish people living illegally in the United States.
Poll: Should smoking in cars when children are present be banned?
Three senators are hoping to introduce legislation that would ban smoking while driving in cars but critics would argue people should be allowed the choice or that such laws would be hard to enforce. What do you think?
Senator's bill would make 'corporate manslaughter' a criminal offence
Legislation proposed by FF senator Mark Daly would criminalise companies who breach a duty of care to a person who then dies.
Fianna Fáil meeting will decide party's Áras intentions
One senator appeared to call for MEP Brian Crowley to re-enter the race although that appears unlikely with talk that members could back David Norris.
Ezra Nawi rape conviction went unreported in Israel: report
The story which has ended the presidential hopes of David Norris has only come to light 14 years later.
Michael D Higgins says previous support for Ezra Nawi was a "human rights issue"
Higgins and Senator Mark Daly “did not know” of Norris ex-partner’s rape conviction when they backed David Norris in a 2009 Oireachtas Joint Committee motion for support of Nawi in Israeli defence forces’ attack claim.