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# seanad - Friday 27 May, 2016

Here's who the Taoiseach has chosen to fill the remaining Seanad seats

The Taoiseach picked some Fine Gael TDs who lost their seats in February’s general election.

Poll: Should the Seanad have been scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Seanad have been scrapped?

The Taoiseach’s nominees to the upper house will be announced today.

# seanad - Friday 20 May, 2016

"The Taoiseach is moving far too slowly" - Labour senator hits out at Enda for delay in Seanad nominations

Kevin Humphreys said that the Seanad appointments and ministerial appointments would amount to “jobs for the boys”.

# seanad - Monday 9 May, 2016

Fianna Fáil senator says he filed expense claims "as honestly as he could"

Brian Ó Domhnaill claimed expenses for attending events in different locations on the same days.

# seanad - Sunday 1 May, 2016

What does it mean to be a republican in 2016? We asked this Sinn Féin senator 1916 Pride This post contains videos

What does it mean to be a republican in 2016? We asked this Sinn Féin senator

Fintan Warfield thinks ‘you don’t have to be a Shinner to be a republican’.

# seanad - Friday 29 April, 2016

Lynn Ruane: 'I never had a desire to move into politics'

Ruane says she hopes to champion the causes that are close to her heart.

# seanad - Thursday 28 April, 2016

'Young trans people don't turn trans when they're 18, they deserve so much better' Gender Recognition This post contains videos

'Young trans people don't turn trans when they're 18, they deserve so much better'

Newly-elected Sinn Féin senator Fintan Warfield thinks a lot still needs to be done to help young trans people living in Ireland.

# seanad - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Averil Power loses out to Lynn Ruane in battle for Seanad seat

There’ll be plenty of familiar faces in the upper house.

# seanad - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Is today's Seanad election a pointless exercise in futility?

If we don’t get a government deal, then yes, probably.

# seanad - Monday 25 April, 2016

This musician and LGBT activist is the first senator elected to the new Seanad

Sinn Féin’s Warfield became the mayor of South Dublin after being elected to the council in 2014.

# seanad - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Seanad Debate FactCheck: Did David Norris really once get 1,000,000 retweets?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck was paying close attention to TV3′s Seanad debate last night. Here’s who told the truth, and who lied.

# seanad - Monday 28 March, 2016

Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland

The Seanad election is underway. But how does it all work and how many people actually get a vote?

# seanad - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

'I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil' Next Best Thing This post contains videos

'I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil'

Last month Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he wasn’t going to “kick around the Seanad’ if he lost his Dáil seat. Now he’s changed his mind.

# seanad - Friday 18 March, 2016

Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Kevin Humphreys and Ged Nash are all seeking a Leinster House comeback.

# seanad - Friday 11 March, 2016

Senator arrested after walking into Temple Bar crime scene

James Heffernan was released an hour and a half later.

# seanad - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Here's who's running for the Seanad's university panels

The postal ballot will begin from 21 March.

# seanad - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Dragon's Den star Peter Casey wants to give rural Ireland a boost if he gets into the Seanad

He announced today that he will run in the elections for the upper house of the Oireachtas.

# seanad - Thursday 11 February, 2016

'Home to what?': Emigrants want a say in who runs the show while they're living abroad

Barry Johnston says emigrants are exercised about having no say in the kind of country they would one day like to return to.

# seanad - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Joan Burton survives motion of no confidence as TDs attack Labour in heated debate

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Enda Kenny will be hanging out with a lot of billionaires today

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism'

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Labour TD criticises Burton for giving David Begg state board role without public process

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

TDs are back from their Christmas break - and they've got one thing on their minds

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

An election is around the corner, but will Enda be Taoiseach again?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Thursday 17 December, 2015

An 1871 law catering for 'lunatics' was FINALLY repealed today

A new law will repeal the Lunacy Regulations Act, which has been on Ireland’s statute books for 144 years.

# seanad - Monday 14 December, 2015

January surprise? Joan is on high alert for an early election

Could Enda go to the country before the end of next month?

# seanad - Thursday 10 December, 2015

'The abortion holocaust': Senator condemned for 'horrific' language Seanad This post contains videos

'The abortion holocaust': Senator condemned for 'horrific' language

Jim Walsh has drawn condemnation for remarks made in the Seanad earlier.

Senator Jim Walsh tells Senator Ivana Bacik to "get treatment for haemorrhoids" Bottom Line This post contains videos

# seanad - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Clearly there is a heightened risk of something going wrong'

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Senator regrets if people were offended by controversial abortion comments

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

# seanad - 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”.

# seanad - Friday 13 November, 2015

Joan Burton lashes 'online warriors' as Mairia Cahill becomes a Labour senator

The abuse victim has won a seat on the Seanad’s Industrial and Commercial Panel.

# seanad - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Mairia Cahill 'deeply regrets and is deeply sorry' for dissident involvement

The Labour Seanad candidate has broken her silence.

Security at Leinster House to be beefed up after increased risk to TDs State Of The Nation This post contains videos

Security at Leinster House to be beefed up after increased risk to TDs

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Former minister reportedly investigated over child sex abuse claims

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# seanad - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Mairia Cahill is refusing to talk about her past dissident links

The Labour Seanad candidate is coming under pressure over her refusal to debate.

# seanad - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Labour is taking legal advice over an email about Mairia Cahill

The email was sent to every TD and Senator overnight by the independent Seanad by-election candidate Jerry Beades.

# seanad - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Watch the historic moment same-sex marriage moved a step closer Weddings By Christmas This post contains videos

Watch the historic moment same-sex marriage moved a step closer

Applause broke out in the Seanad as the Marriage Bill passed all stages today

David Norris: I am not in favour of incest, I never have been

The independent senator has sought to clarify remarks he made in the Seanad on Tuesday.

# seanad - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

David Norris says that gay cousins should be allowed to marry each other

“It wouldn’t take a feather out of me if two cousin married each other. What’s the problem with that. Really?”