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# paul-bradford - Saturday 27 February, 2016

It looks like Renua might not win any Dáil seats

Party leader Lucinda Creighton faces a battle to hold her seat in Dublin Bay South.

# paul-bradford - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

'I was walking around with my baby growing inside me knowing she could die at any moment'

Arlette Lyons writes about her experience of having to travel to Liverpool to have a termination when she found out her baby had no chance of survival.

Senator regrets if people were offended by controversial abortion comments

The Renua senator was responding to criticism of his remarks in the Seanad yesterday.

# paul-bradford - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Paul Bradford: "There are no such babies as babies with fatal foetal abnormalities"

The Senator said that there are babies with “life-limiting conditions”.

# paul-bradford - Friday 13 March, 2015

Here's everything we know about Renua Ireland (and its policies) Re-Who-a? This post contains videos

Here's everything we know about Renua Ireland (and its policies)

Lucinda Creighton’s new political party has finally been launched. Here’s what we know…

# paul-bradford - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

'Lucinda or Shane never knocked at my door ... they probably knew better'

So, are any Senators going to join the new alliance or party?

# paul-bradford - Friday 2 January, 2015

Lucinda Creighton is set to announce a new political party today

She will be joined by four other Reform Alliance members.

# paul-bradford - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party

The former junior minister has confirmed she will not be renewing her membership of the party.

# paul-bradford - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Lucinda Creighton gives birth to baby girl

The Reform Alliance member and her husband Paul Bradford had announced the pregnancy last November.

# paul-bradford - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Here's why the government could lose more Seanad votes in the coming months

A wafer-thin majority and ‘the three amigos’ could all spell trouble for the coalition…

# paul-bradford - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Government beaten as senators vote to ban upward only rent reviews

There was applause in the chamber, but not from Fine Gael or Labour senators.

# paul-bradford - 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.

# paul-bradford - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Conference must show that Reform Alliance is about more than just abortion issue

The alliance exists because its members voted against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, but can it gain wider appeal? Today’s conference at the RDS will be a key indicator.

# paul-bradford - Sunday 5 January, 2014

‘Everybody will be invited’: Reform Alliance to hold conference at the RDS this month

The alliance consists of five Fine Gael TDs and two senators, most of whom lost the party whip over their vote against abortion legislation last July.

# paul-bradford - Saturday 14 September, 2013

"Our priorities are the country's priorities" - Reform Alliance

Direct election of the Ceann Comhairle, automatic addition to the electoral register and Attorney General certification for guillotined bills top the agenda for the Fine Gael rebels.

Rebels meet today but Peter Mathews insists: 'There's no new party. I'm a Fine Gael member'

Peter Mathews and Fidelma Healy-Eames are two of the members in the new Reform Alliance group which is meeting today to discuss strategy and policies for the future.

# paul-bradford - Friday 13 September, 2013

The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance

Fine Gael TDs expelled from the parliamentary party are forming an alliance ahead of the new Dáil term.

'Politics is no Cinderella game': No way back for Fine Gael rebels, Kehoe insists

Paul Kehoe has said it’s not nice to have to expel the five TDs and two Senators over the abortion vote but insisted that “politics is no kind of Cinderella game”.

# paul-bradford - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Exiled Fine Gael TDs and Senators have "no plans" to form a new party - "at the moment"

Paul Bradford, the temporary spokesperson for the group of eight Fine Gael TDs and Senators, says that government should be “grown up” and allow the rebels speaking rights in the Dáil and Seanad.

# paul-bradford - Monday 26 August, 2013

Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group

The government chief whip has told TheJournal.ie that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.

# paul-bradford - Friday 19 July, 2013

Videos: Senator says he's been asked to 'act like a robot' as FF stages walkout Seanad This post contains videos

# paul-bradford - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Senators fail to delay referendum as Norris slams ‘its most disgraceful night’

The Seanad adjourned debate on abolishing itself without a vote tonight.

# paul-bradford - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

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.

# paul-bradford - Monday 15 July, 2013

# paul-bradford - Monday 10 June, 2013

Lucinda Creighton: 'I have two very important men in my life - my husband and my Taoiseach'

“I don’t want to start a row with either,” the Junior Minister explained this morning when asked about the Seanad referendum.

# paul-bradford - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Laws will make abortion ‘pervasive’ in Ireland: Warning from pro-life TDs Exclusive

A cross-party group from both sides of the border says real-life examples illustrate the ‘floodgates’ effect.

# paul-bradford - Friday 1 October, 2010

FG refuses to abide by four-year plan - but seeks 'truce'

FG refuses to abide by four-year plan - but seeks 'truce'

The finance spokesperson says the government can’t hold the opposition to its plans – while senators seek co-operation.