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#Seanad

# seanad - Monday 25 May, 2015

Averil Power launches scathing attack on Fianna Fáil as she quits party

The Senator described Micheál Martin as “a leader without any followers” and said the party is “simply not fit for government”.

# seanad - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Bertie and Enda to be quizzed about banking collapse

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

# seanad - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Why are Dáil suspensions happening so often?

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

# seanad - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

In mortgage arrears? Here's how the government plans to help

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

# seanad - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote State Of The Nation This post contains videos

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote

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

# seanad - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Public servants could be in for €800 windfall

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

# seanad - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Water charges will be taken from people's wages or dole

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

# seanad - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Will this man tell us why taxpayers had to repay bondholders?

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

# seanad - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Howlin: I'm amazed people criticised the spring statement, it's full of 'real meat'

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

# seanad - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Tax cuts and spending hikes: Are we back to the good times?

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

# seanad - Monday 20 April, 2015

Look at how incredibly complicated it is to elect Senators...

Our minds are blown. Our heads hurt.

# seanad - Monday 13 April, 2015

Check out these VERY radical proposals to reform the Seanad

The Seanad Working Group on Reform has published a report calling for overhaul of the upper house.

# seanad - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Senator suggests marriage referendum money better spent testing gay people for HIV Controversial This post contains videos

Senator suggests marriage referendum money better spent testing gay people for HIV

Senator Jim Walsh told the Seanad the idea was put to him by a gay man he met last weekend.

# seanad - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Conservative senator Jim Walsh resigns from Fianna Fáil parliamentary party

He does not agree with certain aspects of new family law.

7 things we learned from our VERY revealing interview with Ronan Mullen The High Table Interview This post contains videos

7 things we learned from our VERY revealing interview with Ronan Mullen

The independent senator talked same-sex marriage, adoption and being approached by Fine Gael in an interview with TheJournal.ie.

There was another entertaining episode of Joan v Mary Lou in the Dáil today Paulie Walnuts This post contains videos

There was another entertaining episode of Joan v Mary Lou in the Dáil today

The Sopranos featured twice at Leaders’ Questions today.

# seanad - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Enda will be the 'most popular man in the world' next week

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

# seanad - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine Abuse This post contains videos

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine

Fianna Fáil’s Averil Power also spoke to TheJournal.ie about Micheál Martin’s leadership.

# seanad - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

'If my daughter was raped I'd never force her to carry a child' Abortion This post contains videos

'If my daughter was raped I'd never force her to carry a child'

“I’m very conscious that I was an unwanted pregnancy.”

# seanad - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Where have you seen these political faces before?

They all have one place in common besides the Dáil.

# seanad - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Out of the frying pan: Which Senators want to become TDs?

‘People criticise using the Seanad as a platform to the Dáil … but it makes sense.’

# seanad - Monday 16 February, 2015

Lisbon Treaty vote (the 1st one) the most expensive referendum of past 15 years

They told us we’d save €20 million by scrapping the Seanad — but it cost us a fair chunk of change to hold the vote.

# seanad - Friday 13 February, 2015

Calls for Portlaoise Courthouse to be moved after 'mass gurrier brawl'

“Up to 60 people were involved in a wholesale chaotic brawl, fisticuffs and dangerous scenes of violence.”

# seanad - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

No cigarette-style warnings on betting slips ... for now Gambling This post contains a poll

No cigarette-style warnings on betting slips ... for now

Do you think they’re a good idea?

# seanad - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Is it true that Fianna Fáil has no policies? Well, not really...

It’s a constant claim thrown at the party, but it turns out it has more than a few ideas.

# seanad - Sunday 1 February, 2015

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist Most Unparliamentary This post contains videos

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist

The debate about sexism in Irish politics has been reignited by Michael Lowry and his controversial note this week.

# seanad - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Here's what Enda will be getting up to in Davos today

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

# seanad - 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?

# seanad - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Opinion: Government is making a mockery of democratic reform – so we're taking matters into our own hands

It’s shameful to think that a raggle-taggle group like ours, with day jobs and no money, are making a better go of inviting public opinion than the Government itself.

# seanad - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Fine Gael could have another Seanad headache on its hands

With independent senator Jillian van Turnhout in the running for Children’s Ombudsman there could be another vacancy in the upper house.

# seanad - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Enda Kenny might appoint a senator to the Cabinet*

*If he’s re-elected.

# seanad - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

QUIZ: How well do you really know these TDs and Senators?

Test your knowledge here.

# seanad - Monday 22 December, 2014

That's all folks: Applause from senators as 4 week Christmas break announced

Over in the Dáil, it’s a markedly shorter break. TDs will be back on 14 January.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Senator says no one in Fianna Fáil told him he was expelled

Mark Daly claimed he hadn’t heard from anyone in the party after he defied the whip early on Saturday morning.

# seanad - Saturday 20 December, 2014

The Seanad debated the Water Services Bill well into the wee hours

Senators are now expected to return on Monday to continue the debate.

# seanad - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Will the Seanad reject water charges?

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

# seanad - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?

“If the Seanad wants to be taken seriously it must do the right thing and not be merely a rubber stamp for the Government’s brutal austerity policies.”

# seanad - Sunday 7 December, 2014

6 of the dirtiest insults thrown across the floors of the Dáil and Seanad

Featuring: Scumbags, fannies, turnips and a certain future Taoiseach.

Over a year after the Seanad referendum, there will be reforms

A working group will report back to the government by March.