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# seanad - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Minister for Children apologises on behalf of Government for illegal birth registrations
# RODERIC O GORMAN
# RODERIC O GORMAN

Minister for Children apologises on behalf of Government for illegal birth registrations

Updated May 10th 2022, 6:59 PM 26,778 Views 15 Comments

A report made to the Government in September called for a state apology and a full inquiry into illegal adoptions.

# seanad - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Ceann Comhairle to visit Kyiv and address Ukrainian Parliament
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ceann Comhairle to visit Kyiv and address Ukrainian Parliament

May 3rd 2022, 10:26 AM 13,423 Views 44 Comments

The trip is due to take place next week.

# seanad - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Security analyst Tom Clonan wins the Trinity Seanad by-election
# Seanad
# Seanad

Security analyst Tom Clonan wins the Trinity Seanad by-election

Updated Mar 31st 2022, 10:15 PM 84,411 Views 81 Comments

Tom Clonan, a disability campaigner, beat out Maureen Gaffney in the final count by 160 votes.

# seanad - Saturday 12 February, 2022

'You could do it overnight': Referendum on letting TDs vote remotely described as 'unnecessary'
# Remote Voting
# Remote Voting

'You could do it overnight': Referendum on letting TDs vote remotely described as 'unnecessary'

Feb 12th 2022, 8:00 AM 12,577 Views 29 Comments

A bill seeking to amend the Constitution by allowing remote voting to take place is going before the Dáil today.

# seanad - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Bill seeking to remove 'child pornography' term from Irish legislation to be debated in Seanad
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Bill seeking to remove 'child pornography' term from Irish legislation to be debated in Seanad

Feb 3rd 2022, 4:16 PM 16,129 Views 7 Comments

Senator Eileen Flynn’s private members’ bill would replace the term with “child sexual exploitation material”.

# seanad - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Date for Seanad by-election to fill Ivana Bacik's seat set for March
# By-election
# By-election

Date for Seanad by-election to fill Ivana Bacik's seat set for March

Jan 27th 2022, 5:37 PM 10,091 Views 8 Comments

Ballot papers will be issued on 25 February and the poll will close at 11 am on 30 March.

# seanad - Thursday 16 December, 2021

Seanad passes motion calling on Government to support vaccine intellectual property waiver
# Trips Waiver
# Trips Waiver

Seanad passes motion calling on Government to support vaccine intellectual property waiver

Dec 16th 2021, 10:31 AM 11,972 Views 12 Comments

The Government withdrew their counter-motion after two coalition Senators refused to support it.

# seanad - Monday 29 November, 2021

New peat legislation slammed as ‘incompatible’ with climate targets and EU law
# Peat Sake
# Peat Sake

New peat legislation slammed as ‘incompatible’ with climate targets and EU law

Nov 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,966 Views 31 Comments
  • Legal experts argue that new peat legislation disregards strict EU environmental law, writes Niall Sargent as part of Noteworthy investigation of peat extraction
  • Bill would give planning exemption to peat extraction for horticulture and pause any ongoing enforcement action until at least 2026
  • Peatland experts are also concerned the Bill is ' not compatible' with our climate action goals

# seanad - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Legislation to mandate companies to report emissions moves forward in the Seanad
# Climate
# Climate

Legislation to mandate companies to report emissions moves forward in the Seanad

Nov 24th 2021, 3:24 PM 4,776 Views 6 Comments

The Government had wanted a stay on the Bill that would delay its introduction by at least a year.

# seanad - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

The cost of funding TDs climbed to €47.49 million last year
# Cost Of Politics
# Cost Of Politics

The cost of funding TDs climbed to €47.49 million last year

Jul 7th 2021, 1:22 PM 11,575 Views 36 Comments

The accounts also disclose that sales at the Dáil bars and restaurants last year plunged by 70% from €1.4 million to €424,513.

# seanad - Monday 24 May, 2021

Seanad passes extension of emergency Covid-19 powers until November, but SF to push for earlier July review date
# Emergency Powers
# Emergency Powers

Seanad passes extension of emergency Covid-19 powers until November, but SF to push for earlier July review date

May 24th 2021, 4:58 PM 19,012 Views 41 Comments

Sinn Féin intends to put down amendments tomorrow curtailing the emergency period to 9 July rather than 9 November.

# seanad - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

FF-FG voting pact steamrolls two-seat Seanad race as there's disappointment for Hazel Chu 
# Upper House
# Upper House

FF-FG voting pact steamrolls two-seat Seanad race as there's disappointment for Hazel Chu 

Apr 21st 2021, 4:38 PM 40,074 Views 40 Comments

Fine Gael’s Maria Byrne and Fianna Fáil’s Gerry Horkan have both been elected.

# seanad - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Not so rosy in the garden: Why are the Greens arguing amongst themselves again and why does it matter?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Not so rosy in the garden: Why are the Greens arguing amongst themselves again and why does it matter?

Mar 25th 2021, 6:34 PM 21,373 Views 26 Comments

A row about a Seanad by-election has stolen attention away from a big political win – here’s why.

# seanad - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Green senators table no confidence motion in Hazel Chu following decision to run in Seanad by-election
# Green Shade
# Green Shade

Green senators table no confidence motion in Hazel Chu following decision to run in Seanad by-election

Mar 24th 2021, 6:09 PM 50,177 Views 64 Comments

The Lord Mayor announced her nomination on Monday.

# seanad - Monday 22 March, 2021

Green Party councillor Hazel Chu to run as independent candidate in Seanad by-election
# Lord Mayor
# Lord Mayor

Green Party councillor Hazel Chu to run as independent candidate in Seanad by-election

Mar 22nd 2021, 9:52 PM 27,463 Views 58 Comments

She did not receive backing from her party to run.

# seanad - Friday 5 March, 2021

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says
# Legislation
# Legislation

Bill to allow child murder victims to be named could be made law by end of March, McEntee says

Mar 5th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,093 Views 12 Comments

The Bill has passed through all stages of the Seanad.

# seanad - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests

Feb 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,226 Views 14 Comments

Opposition parties have urged the Taoiseach and the government to prevent any further delay right after the 40th anniversary of the disaster.

# seanad - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

No paramilitary involvement in threats to port workers, says PSNI
# Northern Ireland Assembly
# Northern Ireland Assembly

No paramilitary involvement in threats to port workers, says PSNI

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 8:13 PM 42,164 Views 55 Comments

The EU asked its officials in Northern Ireland not to go to work and condemned ‘any threats’ to port staff

# seanad - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

Dr Maeve O'Rourke: Here's a full analysis of the problems with the Government's Mother and Baby Homes Bill

Oct 21st 2020, 3:35 PM 62,224 Views 15 Comments

Lecturer Maeve O’Rourke analyses the government’s nine main arguments in relation to the Bill.

# seanad - Friday 16 October, 2020

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes
# Seanad
# Seanad

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 5:29 PM 60,614 Views 28 Comments

Senators are debating legislation related to records compiled by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

# seanad - Friday 21 August, 2020

'Serious lapse of judgement': Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer resigns as Leas Cathaoirleach of the Seanad
# Golf Event
# Golf Event

'Serious lapse of judgement': Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer resigns as Leas Cathaoirleach of the Seanad

Aug 21st 2020, 10:12 AM 53,511 Views 118 Comments

Buttimer was one of the attendees at the Oireachtas Golf Society event.

# seanad - Monday 29 June, 2020

Seanad votes to continue serious organised crime trials to be heard without a jury for another year
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Seanad votes to continue serious organised crime trials to be heard without a jury for another year

Jun 29th 2020, 10:42 PM 15,238 Views 30 Comments

New Justice Minister Helen McEntee addressed senators today on why the legislation should be extended.

Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly has been elected Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann
# Seanad
# Seanad

Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly has been elected Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann

Jun 29th 2020, 3:47 PM 20,483 Views 25 Comments

Daly is succeeding Senator Dennis O’Donovan in the role.

High Court rejects case from Senators who wanted clarity on rules for Seanad sittings
# Seanad
# Seanad

High Court rejects case from Senators who wanted clarity on rules for Seanad sittings

Jun 29th 2020, 2:16 PM 8,747 Views 14 Comments

The issue raised in a case against the State no longer remains, but the court said it “could arise again” in the future.

# seanad - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees
# Seanad
# Seanad

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees

Jun 27th 2020, 9:04 PM 69,774 Views 86 Comments

The Seanad is due to meet at the Dublin Convention Centre on Monday morning.

# seanad - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees
# Courts
# Courts

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees

Jun 16th 2020, 12:53 PM 5,957 Views 0 Comments

There have been concerns that legislation could not be passed without a full complement of senators in place.

# seanad - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat
# Seanad
# Seanad

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat

Updated Jun 13th 2020, 7:28 PM 40,400 Views 74 Comments

DeSouza was involved in a legal battle with the UK Home Office until last month.

# seanad - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Senators to seek High Court determination if Taoiseach won't set date for next Seanad sitting
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Senators to seek High Court determination if Taoiseach won't set date for next Seanad sitting

Jun 6th 2020, 12:23 PM 10,280 Views 13 Comments

A group of 10 Senators have written to Leo Varadkar urging action two months after the Seanad elections have concluded.

# seanad - Friday 3 April, 2020

Here are all the Senators elected to the 26th Seanad with all seats filled
# The Seanad
# The Seanad

Here are all the Senators elected to the 26th Seanad with all seats filled

Updated Apr 3rd 2020, 10:20 PM 77,916 Views 101 Comments

The identities of the 11 Taoiseach’s nominees will remain unknown.

# seanad - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan and Independent Rónán Mullen elected to the Seanad
# Upper House
# Upper House

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan and Independent Rónán Mullen elected to the Seanad

Updated Apr 1st 2020, 3:58 PM 42,810 Views 108 Comments

Former TDs Michael D’Arcy and Eugene Murphy have been elected.

# seanad - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Three former TDs elected to the Seanad as counting continues
# Seanad
# Seanad

Three former TDs elected to the Seanad as counting continues

Updated Mar 31st 2020, 12:58 PM 49,623 Views 73 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Fintan Warfield and Fine Gael councillor John McGahon also won a seat.

# seanad - Monday 30 March, 2020

Poll: Will you pay attention to the Seanad general election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you pay attention to the Seanad general election?

Mar 30th 2020, 7:55 AM 22,837 Views 53 Comments

Counting in the Seanad general election begins today.

Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted
# Upper House
# Upper House

Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted

Mar 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 12,997 Views 49 Comments

This has been an election like none other for candidates hoping for a seat in the upper house.

# seanad - Friday 27 March, 2020

'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins

Updated Mar 27th 2020, 10:35 PM 107,160 Views 186 Comments

The Bill will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

# seanad - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government

Mar 25th 2020, 6:05 AM 29,978 Views 55 Comments

More emergency legislation is expected to be needed next week.

# seanad - Friday 20 March, 2020

Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins after passing in the Seanad
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins after passing in the Seanad

Updated Mar 20th 2020, 9:12 PM 65,141 Views 43 Comments

The bill provides a range of emergency measures to help deal with the Covid-19 outbreak.

# seanad - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar
# Election
# Election

'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar

Mar 7th 2020, 6:48 PM 32,331 Views 44 Comments

The party has 11 female candidates running for election in the Seanad.

# seanad - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Former MEP Lynn Boylan among seven candidates on Sinn Féin ticket for Seanad elections
# Seanad 2020
# Seanad 2020

Former MEP Lynn Boylan among seven candidates on Sinn Féin ticket for Seanad elections

Mar 1st 2020, 5:14 PM 25,850 Views 49 Comments

Boylan is joined by a councillor, a former mayor of Derry and four sitting senators running for Sinn Féin.

# seanad - Friday 28 February, 2020

FG’s Catherine Noone gets the nod, but Kate O’Connell loses out on Seanad nomination
# The Other Election
# The Other Election

FG’s Catherine Noone gets the nod, but Kate O’Connell loses out on Seanad nomination

Feb 28th 2020, 3:05 PM 40,458 Views 59 Comments

The Seanad election takes place on 30 March.

# seanad - Monday 17 February, 2020

Poll: Should voting in the Seanad election be extended?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should voting in the Seanad election be extended?

Feb 17th 2020, 9:18 AM 19,369 Views 61 Comments

Many people view the upper house as elitist and in need of being reformed or scrapped altogether.

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