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# Dublin City Council
Michael McDowell calls white-water rafting facility a 'grotesque vanity project'
The former Tánaiste called on the Government to intervene to stop the tendering process.
# Senator
Former junior minister won't engage 'in any lobbying activities' for 12 months as CEO of funds sector lobby group
D’Arcy is set to resign his Seanad seat to become chief executive of the Irish Association of Investment Management.
# Law
Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate
Eleven seats in the Seanad are vacant as a new Taoiseach has not yet been elected.
# Colm Burke
Gardaí investigating after brick thrown through FG Cork candidate's office window
Tánaiste Simon Coveney called the incident “a kind of thuggery” that “should not be part of elections or politics”.
'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension'
New research being launched today shows how vulnerable adults are falling through the cracks when it comes to safeguarding.
# James Heffernan
Former senator found guilty of assaulting 3 gardaí
Heffernan appeared in court on charges brought following events relating to 31 July/ 1 August 2016.
# Middle East
New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'
Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.
# Comeback
Mitt Romney, who Trump branded a 'stone cold loser', wins Senate seat
The former presidential nominee lost out to Barack Obama in 2012.
# Defamation
Australian senator sues colleague over comments about her sex life
The lawsuit is over what Leyonhjelm said in the media, as his upper house comments are protected by parliamentary privilege.
# gone
Gerard Craughwell says he's not running for the presidency because he can't afford it
The senator had previously been vocal about his desire to run against Michael D Higgins.
# Rás to the Áras
Gerard Craughwell says he'll do his utmost to challenge Michael D for the presidency
Michael D Higgins confirmed this morning that he would seek a second term in the Áras.
# Maire Devine
Sinn Féin senator who retweeted post calling IRA victim a 'sadist' makes 'sincere apology' in Seanad
Máire Devine has been suspended from Sinn Féin over her tweets about the late Brian Stack.
# lgbtq rights
Remarks between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said today that he would raise LGBT rights issues with the vice president.
# Investigation
Leo says 'bullying won't be tolerated in Fine Gael' following sexism allegations made by senator
The issue was raised as a passing comment at a private meeting where there was a larger debate about women in politics.
# On The Clock
Presidential hopeful defends advising local councillors about how to 'maximise' mileage expenses
Senator Gerard Craughwell said an email he sent to local politicians was in the public interest.
# st joseph's street
Investigation launched after life-saving defibrillator 'smashed' on Limerick street
The medical device is worth in the region of €2,000, and had been made available on the public street following a local fundraising drive.
# Trevor Ó Clochartaigh
Sinn Féin senator quits, alleging 'serious disciplinary issues' in the party
Trevor Ó Clochartaigh claims there were “serious breaches” of Sinn Féin’s code of conduct in Galway West.
# Disqualified
Another Australian politician has resigned from parliament over dual citizenship
Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore found out on Friday that her mother was born with a British citizenship.
# Inappropriate
US senator and former comedian accused of kissing and groping woman without consent
Leeann Tweeden also accused Al Franken of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept.
# Sexual Harassment
'Bring it on': Republican candidate Roy Moore 'adamantly' denies latest allegations
Two more women have accused US Senate candidate Roy Moore of inappropriate conduct.
# roy moore
Donald Trump: Republican 'will step aside' if sexual encounter with girl is true
Senate candidate Roy Moore has denied the allegations; his campaign called the story “fake news”.
# Hat in the Ring
'Running for president of Ireland is not something I would do willy-nilly, but we need a contest'
Michael D Higgins has refused to rule out the possibility of a second run for Áras an Uachtaráin.
# vandals
Those who destroy defibrillators could face five years in prison under proposed new laws
New legislation could also see vandals hit with a €50,000 punishment.
# Mental Health
'I'm surprised that the leader of our country had the neck to walk in Darkness Into Light'
Senator Joan Freeman originally praised the Taoiseach for his involvement, but took a different view today in the Seanad.
# Pieta House
'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide'
Senator Joan Freeman talks to us about mental health services and being ‘a pain in the government’s neck’.
# To be Frank
"Fully vindicated" - Frank Feighan is set to contest the next election for Fine Gael
Feighan had chosen to not contest last year’s general election after spending nine years in Dáil Éireann.
# Your Say
Poll: Should pubs be allowed open on Good Friday?
A senator has tabled a bill to end the practice of having to close pubs on that day.
# pay back
A Fine Gael politician has not fully repaid the large allowance he was given after losing his Dáil seat
Senator Ray Butler received the payment after he lost his Dáil seat in Meath.
# Donegal County Council
It has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims
Sipo has ruled that Brian Ó Domhnaill contravened ethics legislation, something he has strongly denied.
# my social media life
Aodhan Ó Riordáin's life online: 'I accidentally tweeted one word - #horny'
Well-known Irish names tell us about their life on the internet.
# Donegal
Standards Commission finds Fianna Fáil councillor wrongly claimed expenses
Brian Ó Domhnaill denied any wrongdoing and told the hearing he filled out his expense claims “as honestly as he could”.
# Social Media
"Water off a duck's back": TD responds to barrage of online criticism
A Fine Gael senator has hit out against the level of abuse politicians receive online.
It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims
The disputed expense claims date back to 2006 and 2007, when Brian Ó Domhnaill was a member of Donegal County Council.
# tim kaine
Hillary Clinton has picked this guy as her running mate for the presidency
Virginia senator Tim Kaine is seen as a popular centrist choice for a brutal electoral campaign.
# Donegal County Council
It has cost almost €300k to investigate this senator's €2k expense claims
Legal and translation fees connected with the case have added up to a significant amount.
"If he says black is white, I say, indeed it is Dad" - Rónán Mullen on his father's dementia
The independent senator has spoken of his family situation ahead of a campaign for more funding for sufferers.
# Suicide Prevention
Pieta House founder will donate €65k senator salary to the charity
Joan Freeman was named as one of the Taoiseach’s nominees to the Seanad last week.
# Donegal County Council
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.
# 1916 pride
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’.
# gender recognition
'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.