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#Maurice Cummins

# maurice-cummins - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Another by-election on the way as Senator Jimmy Harte resigns

The Donegal senator sustained serious head injuries in an accidental fall nearly two years ago.

# maurice-cummins - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

The government is having a really bad day in the Seanad

The coalition has a minority in the upper house at present.

# maurice-cummins - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Nine months after it was saved, the Seanad is finally being reformed

The proposals are intended to improve efficiency, but don’t address who can vote in Seanad elections.

# maurice-cummins - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Here's how the government could restore its majority on the banking inquiry Row

Here's how the government could restore its majority on the banking inquiry

The first meeting of the special Oireachtas Committee was due to get underway tomorrow but has now been postponed indefinitely amid a row over the number of government members on the inquiry.

# maurice-cummins - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

'Akin to Hamlet without the Prince': Senator concerned over Anglo 'exclusion' from banking inquiry

Senators have been debating changes to standing orders that will allow for the establishment of a banking inquiry in the coming months.

# maurice-cummins - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Five-day weekend: The Seanad sat for just two days this week

The uncertainty over the future of the upper house meant that there wasn’t much business organised for this week.

# maurice-cummins - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Senator accused of ‘talking through his derriere’ and ‘invoking memory of Bobby Ewing’ Seanad Recall This post contains videos

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.

# maurice-cummins - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Three Labour senators break ranks over plan to scrap Seanad

The three senators are now likely to be kicked out of the Labour Parliamentary Party after supporting an opposition motion.

Government defeated – twice – in Seanad votes over reform talks

Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and independent members join forces to force a debate on circumventing plans to scrap the Seanad.

# maurice-cummins - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

David Norris to lodge Seanad complaint over media treatment

David Norris says he has been subjected to abusive media tactics similar to those being discussed at the UK’s Leveson Inquiry.

# maurice-cummins - Monday 30 May, 2011

Seanad could sit more often than Dáil under new Leader's plans

Maurice Cummins wants to ensure that the Seanad sits on Fridays where possible – a practice not yet followed by the Dáil.