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#Upper House

# upper-house - 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 39,884 Views 40 Comments

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

FF and FG seek to share the spoils as two Senators will be elected today
# Upper House
# Upper House

FF and FG seek to share the spoils as two Senators will be elected today

Apr 21st 2021, 6:00 AM 10,865 Views 26 Comments

The government parties have a voting pact to support each other’s candidate, as well as their own.

# upper-house - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Lynn Ruane, David Norris and Michael McDowell to return to the Seanad
# Seanad Election
# Seanad Election

Lynn Ruane, David Norris and Michael McDowell to return to the Seanad

Apr 2nd 2020, 12:05 PM 19,384 Views 55 Comments

Counting continues to fill seats on the Industrial and Commercial panels.

# upper-house - 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 42,790 Views 108 Comments

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

# upper-house - Monday 30 March, 2020

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 12,969 Views 49 Comments

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

# upper-house - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Senators are back today, and they have some new digs
# New Home
# New Home

Senators are back today, and they have some new digs

Sep 26th 2017, 6:05 AM 9,518 Views 7 Comments

The old Seanad chamber is closed for essential renovation works.

# upper-house - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

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

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

Apr 27th 2016, 8:55 PM 71,880 Views 111 Comments

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

# upper-house - Monday 28 March, 2016

Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland
# The Other House
# The Other House

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

Mar 28th 2016, 9:30 PM 38,895 Views 48 Comments

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

# upper-house - Friday 13 November, 2015

Joan Burton lashes 'online warriors' as Mairia Cahill becomes a Labour senator
# By-election
# By-election

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

Nov 13th 2015, 3:08 PM 30,879 Views 414 Comments

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

# upper-house - Monday 13 April, 2015

Check out these VERY radical proposals to reform the Seanad
# Totally Rad
# Totally Rad

Check out these VERY radical proposals to reform the Seanad

Apr 13th 2015, 10:45 PM 18,931 Views 56 Comments

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

# upper-house - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Over a year after the Seanad referendum, there will be reforms
# The Upper Room
# The Upper Room

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

Dec 7th 2014, 4:02 PM 5,641 Views 23 Comments

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

# upper-house - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

'A right pain in the bum': Most senators are coming back tomorrow... but some are on holidays
# Total Recall
# Total Recall

'A right pain in the bum': Most senators are coming back tomorrow... but some are on holidays

Jul 30th 2014, 12:35 PM 14,047 Views 69 Comments

We contacted all members of the Seanad to find out if they’ll be coming back for debates on Gaza and Ukraine tomorrow.

# upper-house - Friday 11 July, 2014

The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad, but will pass a law to fix that today
# Vacancy
# Vacancy

The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad, but will pass a law to fix that today

Jul 11th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,081 Views 22 Comments

Fine Gael hopes to fill the vacant Seanad seat when TDs and Senators return from their holidays in September.

# upper-house - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

The government has lost another Seanad vote - and it could delay free GP care for children
# Coalition Headache
# Coalition Headache

The government has lost another Seanad vote - and it could delay free GP care for children

Jul 9th 2014, 6:15 PM 11,144 Views 29 Comments

Senator John Crown’s amendment to free GP care legislation has been passed – against the government’s wishes.

# upper-house - Friday 11 October, 2013

Column: Politics in Ireland is eating itself
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Politics in Ireland is eating itself

Oct 11th 2013, 7:30 PM 46 Views 52 Comments

The Government has been burned twice in apparently straightforward attempts to reform the political system due to a misguided, blanket rejection of all politicians by the public, writes Colm Ó Broin.

# upper-house - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Five-day weekend: The Seanad sat for just two days this week
# Seanad
# Seanad

Five-day weekend: The Seanad sat for just two days this week

Oct 10th 2013, 7:20 AM 4,488 Views 72 Comments

The uncertainty over the future of the upper house meant that there wasn’t much business organised for this week.

# upper-house - Friday 20 September, 2013

FG: Scrapping the Seanad saves €20m. Oireachtas: Um, there's no way to know
# Fight Fight Fight
# Fight Fight Fight

FG: Scrapping the Seanad saves €20m. Oireachtas: Um, there's no way to know

Sep 20th 2013, 9:59 PM 6,498 Views 51 Comments

The €20 million saving has been a central plank of Fine Gael’s pro-abolition campaign – but now the Oireachtas says there’s no way to know how much will be saved if the Seanad goes.

# upper-house - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?

Oct 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 5,192 Views 22 Comments

The government has committed to abolishing the upper house but where do the parties stand on whether it should stay or go? We asked them and here is what they told us…

# upper-house - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

A bluffer's guide to the Seanad election count
# Seanad Éireann
# Seanad Éireann

A bluffer's guide to the Seanad election count

Apr 26th 2011, 9:04 AM 1,879 Views 0 Comments

Did you vote in the Seanad elections? Relax – you probably didn’t have one. Here’s how the whole thing works.