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#Senator

# senator - Friday 4 January, 2019

Former senator found guilty of assaulting 3 gardaí

Heffernan appeared in court on charges brought following events relating to 31 July/ 1 August 2016.

# senator - Friday 23 November, 2018

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.

# senator - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Mitt Romney, who Trump branded a 'stone cold loser', wins Senate seat

The former presidential nominee lost out to Barack Obama in 2012.

# senator - Saturday 4 August, 2018

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.

# senator - Monday 23 July, 2018

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.

# senator - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

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.

# senator - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

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.

# senator - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

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.

# senator - Thursday 22 February, 2018

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.

# senator - Thursday 18 January, 2018

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.

# senator - Thursday 4 January, 2018

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.

# senator - Thursday 30 November, 2017

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.

# senator - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

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.

# senator - Thursday 16 November, 2017

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.

'Bring it on': Republican candidate Roy Moore 'adamantly' denies latest allegations

Two more women have accused US Senate candidate Roy Moore of inappropriate conduct.

# senator - Friday 10 November, 2017

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”.

# senator - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'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.

# senator - Saturday 13 May, 2017

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.

# senator - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'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.

# senator - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'Darkness Into Light allows us to talk about the wound left by suicide' Pieta House This post contains videos

'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’.

# senator - Monday 6 March, 2017

"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.

# senator - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Poll: Should pubs be allowed open on Good Friday? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# senator - Monday 30 January, 2017

A Fine Gael politician has not fully repaid the large allowance he was given after losing his Dáil seat Exclusive

Senator Ray Butler received the payment after he lost his Dáil seat in Meath.

# senator - Sunday 22 January, 2017

It has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims Exclusive

Sipo has ruled that Brian Ó Domhnaill contravened ethics legislation, something he has strongly denied.

# senator - Friday 30 December, 2016

Aodhan Ó Riordáin's life online: 'I accidentally tweeted one word - #horny'

Well-known Irish names tell us about their life on the internet.

# senator - Thursday 15 December, 2016

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”.

# senator - Monday 21 November, 2016

"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.

# senator - Saturday 22 October, 2016

It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims Exclusive

The disputed expense claims date back to 2006 and 2007, when Brian Ó Domhnaill was a member of Donegal County Council.

# senator - Saturday 23 July, 2016

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.

# senator - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

It has cost almost €300k to investigate this senator's €2k expense claims Exclusive

Legal and translation fees connected with the case have added up to a significant amount.

# senator - Thursday 30 June, 2016

"If he says black is white, I say, indeed it is Dad" - Rónán Mullen on his father's dementia

"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.

# senator - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

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.

# senator - 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.

# senator - 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’.

# senator - 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.

# senator - Monday 7 December, 2015

Senator distances herself from 'a huge story of corruption and fraud' Rté Investigates This post contains videos

Senator distances herself from 'a huge story of corruption and fraud'

“This scandal about councillors seeking out bribes has absolutely nothing to do with me.”

# senator - 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”.

# senator - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

"I understand it's very nice": Senator says we should move Seanad to Farmleigh

“I understand it’s very nice from television.”

Poll: Would you support a seagull cull? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a seagull cull?

Or should the protected birds be left alone?

# senator - Monday 6 July, 2015

Fidelma Healy-Eames: Wiffy is French for wifi

The senator said the ‘mispronunciation’ incident has kickstarted her General Election campaign.

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