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# paul-bradford - Saturday 27 February, 2016

It looks like Renua might not win any Dáil seats
# New Party Struggles
# New Party Struggles

It looks like Renua might not win any Dáil seats

Feb 27th 2016, 4:15 PM 42,634 Views 106 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 2nd 2015, 9:05 PM 2,968 Views 52 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

Senator regrets if people were offended by controversial abortion comments

Dec 2nd 2015, 6:43 PM 13,036 Views 90 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"
# Seanad
# Seanad

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

Dec 1st 2015, 10:16 PM 42,945 Views 313 Comments

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?
# Re-Who-a?

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

Mar 13th 2015, 11:21 PM 62,081 Views 161 Comments

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'
# To Join Or Not To Join
# To Join Or Not To Join

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

Jan 21st 2015, 10:00 AM 21,675 Views 46 Comments

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
# Party Time
# Party Time

Lucinda Creighton is set to announce a new political party today

Jan 2nd 2015, 8:05 AM 17,809 Views 119 Comments

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
# Gone For Good
# Gone For Good

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

Apr 29th 2014, 3:47 PM 12,425 Views 24 Comments

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
# New Arrival
# New Arrival

Lucinda Creighton gives birth to baby girl

Mar 27th 2014, 9:51 AM 24,390 Views 111 Comments

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
# Political Wallop
# Political Wallop

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

Mar 1st 2014, 8:45 AM 5,516 Views 13 Comments

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
# Opposition Wins
# Opposition Wins

Government beaten as senators vote to ban upward only rent reviews

Feb 26th 2014, 4:02 PM 15,209 Views 44 Comments

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
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

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

Feb 5th 2014, 3:48 PM 5,441 Views 0 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Jan 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,768 Views 47 Comments

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 RA
# The RA

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

Jan 5th 2014, 7:54 PM 18,002 Views 124 Comments

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
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

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

Sep 14th 2013, 3:20 PM 7,408 Views 72 Comments

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'
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

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

Sep 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,001 Views 23 Comments

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
# Reform Alliance
# Reform Alliance

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

Sep 13th 2013, 10:20 AM 14,735 Views 111 Comments

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
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

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

Sep 13th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,677 Views 54 Comments

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"
# Rebel Rebel
# Rebel Rebel

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

Aug 27th 2013, 8:18 AM 6,254 Views 26 Comments

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
# Speaking Rights
# Speaking Rights

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

Aug 26th 2013, 10:40 AM 6,492 Views 32 Comments

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
# Seanad

Videos: Senator says he's been asked to 'act like a robot' as FF stages walkout

Jul 19th 2013, 5:15 PM 8,627 Views 41 Comments

More uproar in the Seanad today…

# paul-bradford - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 17th 2013, 10:05 PM 14,230 Views 94 Comments

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
# Abortion Vote
# Abortion Vote

Here are the 15 senators who opposed the abortion legislation

Jul 16th 2013, 5:27 PM 10,786 Views 54 Comments

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

The Seanad will spend most of this week debating the abortion legislation
# Abortion
# Abortion

The Seanad will spend most of this week debating the abortion legislation

Jul 15th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,208 Views 25 Comments

… and some of next week too.

# paul-bradford - Monday 10 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 10th 2013, 3:53 PM 19,643 Views 79 Comments

“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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Apr 27th 2013, 7:45 AM 10,696 Views 362 Comments

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'

Oct 1st 2010, 1:58 PM 344 Views 1 Comment

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