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# paddy-burke - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Not happy - Fine Gael senators have been giving out about All Ireland tickets... again

The Seanad was today discussing a bill concerning its own reform, and ended up covering some well-trodden ground.

# paddy-burke - Thursday 18 June, 2015

The government got a (very brief) scare in the Seanad today Seanadigans This post contains videos

The government got a (very brief) scare in the Seanad today

The opposition has managed to force Arts Minister Heather Humphreys to come into the house later today.

# paddy-burke - Thursday 3 October, 2013

'The question is carried, isn't it?': The moment the government was defeated in the Seanad

It wasn’t the first time the government has lost a vote in the upper house but it came with the referendum just two days away.

# paddy-burke - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

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.

# paddy-burke - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Orange Order leader to address Seanad next week

The historical speech has been hailed a significant step in the reconciliation process.

# paddy-burke - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Former FF senator given €3,100 expenses for role he couldn't fulfil

Pat Moylan was paid €3100.05 in expenses across April and May – for being the Cathaoireach of a Seanad that no longer existed.

# paddy-burke - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

'Father' David Norris inspires Seanad maiden speeches Seanad This post contains images

'Father' David Norris inspires Seanad maiden speeches

Veteran senator warns that current crop of colleagues have to prove their worth ahead of next year’s proposed referendum on keeping the Seanad Éireann.

First meeting for possibly the last ever Seanad

The 24th Seanad convenes for the first time today, amid government plans to scrap the upper house of the Oireachtas for good.

# paddy-burke - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Big FF names tumble in second Seanad election

Former junior ministers Martin Mansergh and Sean Connick both fail in bids to win election to the Administrative panel.

# paddy-burke - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Ivor asked to leave Seanad after demanding time for personal statement Ivor The Terrible This post contains images

Ivor asked to leave Seanad after demanding time for personal statement

The final sitting of the Seanad is called to a halt after the controversial Callely seeks time to explain his expenses claims.