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From TheJournal.ie Seanad votes to continue serious organised crime trials to be heard without a jury for another year Special Criminal Court

Seanad votes to continue serious organised crime trials to be heard without a jury for another year

New Justice Minister Helen McEntee addressed senators today on why the legislation should be extended.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly has been elected Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann Seanad

Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly has been elected Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann

Daly is succeeding Senator Dennis O’Donovan in the role.

From TheJournal.ie High Court rejects case from Senators who wanted clarity on rules for Seanad sittings Seanad

High Court rejects case from Senators who wanted clarity on rules for Seanad sittings

The issue raised in a case against the State no longer remains, but the court said it “could arise again” in the future.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees Seanad

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces his 11 Seanad nominees

The Seanad is due to meet at the Dublin Convention Centre on Monday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees Courts

Senators go to High Court to seek declaration that Seanad can sit without Taoiseach's appointees

There have been concerns that legislation could not be passed without a full complement of senators in place.

From TheJournal.ie Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat Seanad

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat

DeSouza was involved in a legal battle with the UK Home Office until last month.

From TheJournal.ie Senators to seek High Court determination if Taoiseach won't set date for next Seanad sitting Oireachtas

Senators to seek High Court determination if Taoiseach won't set date for next Seanad sitting

A group of 10 Senators have written to Leo Varadkar urging action two months after the Seanad elections have concluded.

From TheJournal.ie Here are all the Senators elected to the 26th Seanad with all seats filled The Seanad

Here are all the Senators elected to the 26th Seanad with all seats filled

The identities of the 11 Taoiseach’s nominees will remain unknown.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan and Independent Rónán Mullen elected to the Seanad Upper House

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan and Independent Rónán Mullen elected to the Seanad

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

From TheJournal.ie Three former TDs elected to the Seanad as counting continues Seanad

Three former TDs elected to the Seanad as counting continues

Sinn Féin’s Fintan Warfield and Fine Gael councillor John McGahon also won a seat.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you pay attention to the Seanad general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you pay attention to the Seanad general election?

Counting in the Seanad general election begins today.

From TheJournal.ie Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted Upper House

Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins Coronavirus

'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins

The Bill will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government Coronavirus

Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government

More emergency legislation is expected to be needed next week.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins after passing in the Seanad Coronavirus

Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins after passing in the Seanad

The bill provides a range of emergency measures to help deal with the Covid-19 outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar Election

'Some validity' in criticism of Fine Gael Seanad candidates, says Varadkar

The party has 11 female candidates running for election in the Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie Former MEP Lynn Boylan among seven candidates on Sinn Féin ticket for Seanad elections Seanad 2020

Former MEP Lynn Boylan among seven candidates on Sinn Féin ticket for Seanad elections

Boylan is joined by a councillor, a former mayor of Derry and four sitting senators running for Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie FG’s Catherine Noone gets the nod, but Kate O’Connell loses out on Seanad nomination The Other Election

FG’s Catherine Noone gets the nod, but Kate O’Connell loses out on Seanad nomination

The Seanad election takes place on 30 March.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should voting in the Seanad election be extended? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should voting in the Seanad election be extended?

Many people view the upper house as elitist and in need of being reformed or scrapped altogether.

From TheJournal.ie Your Seanad election guide: How you can (or why you can't) vote for the next batch of senators Another Election
From TheJournal.ie Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat Ge2020

Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat

A number of former TDs are expected to launch Seanad bids.

From TheJournal.ie Any tariff increases would 'decimate' Ireland's food and drink imports to the UK - Brexit committee report Seanad

Any tariff increases would 'decimate' Ireland's food and drink imports to the UK - Brexit committee report

Dublin Port expects the number of freight units from outside the EU to rise from 200,000 to 1 million after Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Filibustering of Judicial Appointments Bill 'led by lawyers' says Ross Jobs For Judges

Filibustering of Judicial Appointments Bill 'led by lawyers' says Ross

The Bill passed in the Seanad by a slim margin of 25 votes to 23.

From TheJournal.ie Senators to move back to their old digs as Ceramics Room to be returned to the National Museum Moving House

Senators to move back to their old digs as Ceramics Room to be returned to the National Museum

The refurbishment of Leinster House is set to cost in the region of €17 million.

From TheJournal.ie 'We live in a strange world': Michael McDowell criticises Fine Gael TD over injury lawsuit Seanad This post contains videos

'We live in a strange world': Michael McDowell criticises Fine Gael TD over injury lawsuit

McDowell referenced the case before the Circuit Civil Court in the Seanad yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad Residential Tenancies Bill

Bill to regulate rent pressure zone properties passes through Seanad

The Residential Tenancies Bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.

From TheJournal.ie Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings Costs

Minister commits to taking action on free sanitary products in public buildings

The Seanad heard that in many public buildings, such as Leinster House, tampons and sanitary pads cost €2 each.

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill Trouble Ahead

Independent Alliance to seek a free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill

The proposed legislation is due before the Dáil in the new year.

From TheJournal.ie 'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad Eighth Amendment

'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad

The legislation will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion legislation has passed the Dáil and it's now on to the Seanad, so what next? January Deadline

Abortion legislation has passed the Dáil and it's now on to the Seanad, so what next?

The Seanad will now sit on Monday in order to get the legislation over the line by the Christmas deadline.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week Edging Closer

Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week

It is likely the landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil at the earliest next week.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad passes Occupied Territories Bill despite government opposition Trade Restrictions

Seanad passes Occupied Territories Bill despite government opposition

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

From TheJournal.ie New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad briefly suspended over 'misogyny' row Spin Units

Seanad briefly suspended over 'misogyny' row

Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford-Lee clashed with Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol Bill, first published in 2015, finally passes through Oireachtas Minimum Pricing

Alcohol Bill, first published in 2015, finally passes through Oireachtas

The legislation provides for changes such as minimum pricing and restrictions on advertising.

From TheJournal.ie Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month Constitution

Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month

Charlie Flanagan said the reference to blasphemy in the Constitution incorrectly identifies Ireland “as a country that does not value freedom of expression”.

From TheJournal.ie Trouble ahead? Independent minister undecided on Israeli goods trade ban bill Cabinet Split

Trouble ahead? Independent minister undecided on Israeli goods trade ban bill

A division has emerged around the Cabinet table between Fine Gael members and independent ministers.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral' Occupied Territories Bill

Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral'

The Embassy of Israel said the boycott will not facilitate Ireland’s role or influence in the Middle East.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott Palestine

'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott

Martin said his party is considering a Bill tabled in the Seanad that aims to prohibit Ireland from trading with any companies originating in an occupied territory.

From TheJournal.ie 'A deceptive practice': Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapies passes second stage of Seanad Lgbtq Rights

'A deceptive practice': Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapies passes second stage of Seanad

The Prohibition of Conversion Therapies Bill 2018 has passed through its second stage in the Seanad and has further stages to go through.

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