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

Dec 7th 2015, 5:27 PM 34,508 Views 92 Comments

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

Paul Bradford: "There are no such babies as babies with fatal foetal abnormalities"
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Paul Bradford: "There are no such babies as babies with fatal foetal abnormalities"

Dec 1st 2015, 10:16 PM 42,943 Views 313 Comments

The Senator said that there are babies with “life-limiting conditions”.

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

Jul 21st 2015, 5:45 PM 12,980 Views 46 Comments

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

Poll: Would you support a seagull cull?
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Poll: Would you support a seagull cull?

Jul 21st 2015, 9:05 AM 19,404 Views 74 Comments

Or should the protected birds be left alone?

Fidelma Healy-Eames: Wiffy is French for wifi
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Fidelma Healy-Eames: Wiffy is French for wifi

Jul 6th 2015, 11:32 AM 39,440 Views 127 Comments

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

Looks like Senator Fidelma Healy Eames believes that Wi-Fi is pronounced 'wiffy'
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Looks like Senator Fidelma Healy Eames believes that Wi-Fi is pronounced 'wiffy'

Jul 2nd 2015, 10:04 PM 34,296 Views 101 Comments

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

Our newest Senator is 'dismayed' at being denied entry to independent group
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Our newest Senator is 'dismayed' at being denied entry to independent group

Jun 3rd 2015, 6:40 PM 15,613 Views 45 Comments

Averil Power got the nod, but Gerard Craughwell did not.

Micheál Martin comes out swinging against Averil Power... and she's swung back
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# Not Going Quietly

Micheál Martin comes out swinging against Averil Power... and she's swung back

May 25th 2015, 4:10 PM 60,146 Views 127 Comments

It’s on.

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

May 25th 2015, 12:30 PM 52,566 Views 101 Comments

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

'Absolutely farcical': EPA report into Portlaoise waste facility slammed
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'Absolutely farcical': EPA report into Portlaoise waste facility slammed

May 13th 2015, 5:10 PM 10,094 Views 6 Comments

Senator John Whelan has called today’s interim EPA report into the Enva plant in the midlands town a “complete whitewash”.

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames is trending again, this time about Mother's Day
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Senator Fidelma Healy Eames is trending again, this time about Mother's Day

Mar 15th 2015, 8:33 PM 41,152 Views 97 Comments

She thinks that ‘political correctness has gone mad’.

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

Mar 3rd 2015, 8:30 PM 25,868 Views 25 Comments

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

Labour senator 'making good progress' from serious head injuries
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Labour senator 'making good progress' from serious head injuries

Jan 23rd 2015, 1:03 PM 12,255 Views 0 Comments

Jimmy Harte was found unconscious in Dublin in the early hours of 16 November, 2013.

This Senator's unusual choice of hashtag is now trending
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This Senator's unusual choice of hashtag is now trending

Jan 18th 2015, 8:27 PM 45,670 Views 36 Comments

‘Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and #sexualorientation’.

Fine Gael could have another Seanad headache on its hands
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Fine Gael could have another Seanad headache on its hands

Jan 13th 2015, 8:00 PM 17,029 Views 23 Comments

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

'I don't think the Government knows how serious this is'
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'I don't think the Government knows how serious this is'

Dec 29th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,179 Views 45 Comments

Sinn Féin has hit out at Government for allowing the Water Services Bill to be signed into law.

'My son died believing I had rejected him': Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill
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'My son died believing I had rejected him': Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill

Nov 17th 2014, 9:27 AM 10,132 Views 13 Comments

The Seanad is set to debate a Bill on the rights of adopted people this week.

Did you add to last night's Halloween litter? This Senator wants you to be fined...a LOT
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Did you add to last night's Halloween litter? This Senator wants you to be fined...a LOT

Nov 1st 2014, 7:30 AM 16,037 Views 55 Comments

“Everybody is fed up with littering on our streets and at Halloween it happens on an industrial scale.”

Galway senator responds to criticism after branding SVP donations to gay rights groups "unwise"
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Galway senator responds to criticism after branding SVP donations to gay rights groups "unwise"

Sep 11th 2014, 5:29 PM 18,707 Views 119 Comments

The comments come in relation to Saint Vincent de Paul approving funding to be given to a Galway-based LGBT group.

Disused Avon factory in Portarlington destroyed by massive blaze
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Disused Avon factory in Portarlington destroyed by massive blaze

Sep 3rd 2014, 9:26 AM 10,833 Views 17 Comments

It was previously feared that a fire at the site would require the town to be evacuated.

HSE accepts that hiring staff internally without interview isn't "desirable"
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HSE accepts that hiring staff internally without interview isn't "desirable"

Jul 21st 2014, 11:43 AM 10,767 Views 15 Comments

A senator had called for a review of how the HSE hires internally.

Wish pubs would open on Good Friday? It could become a reality
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Wish pubs would open on Good Friday? It could become a reality

Jul 3rd 2014, 5:53 PM 15,567 Views 96 Comments

A Fine Gael Senator, who is also a publican, thinks the current law is “a legacy of our past”.

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?
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Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?

Jun 23rd 2014, 2:55 PM 11,527 Views 66 Comments

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has said that if schools devote 30 minutes a day to exercise, it could “make a big difference for generations to come” in terms of obesity.

Just Senator Susan O'Keeffe, giving a radio interview... wait, WHAT?
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# Wash Your Mouth Out

Just Senator Susan O'Keeffe, giving a radio interview... wait, WHAT?

Jun 13th 2014, 11:54 AM 19,383 Views 18 Comments

One for everyone whose minds are stuck in the gutter. (Which includes us.)

Australian politician smuggles 'pipe bomb' into parliament buildings
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# Security

Australian politician smuggles 'pipe bomb' into parliament buildings

May 26th 2014, 6:00 PM 16,434 Views 13 Comments

Senator Bill Heffernan was making a point about lax security.

Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'
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Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'

May 8th 2014, 2:44 PM 42,083 Views 214 Comments

An image, posted by Lorraine Higgins’s social media accounts, branded Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan a “turkey”.

Updated: Terminal cancer patient has arrangement in place with AIB over mortgage arrears
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Updated: Terminal cancer patient has arrangement in place with AIB over mortgage arrears

Apr 10th 2014, 6:30 AM 22,124 Views 98 Comments

Senator Deirdre Clune is calling for the Central Bank to keep track of the number of people falling into arrears on mortgage-related insurance.

President Higgins pays tribute to former Senator Sam McAughtry
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President Higgins pays tribute to former Senator Sam McAughtry

Mar 30th 2014, 3:44 PM 5,911 Views 6 Comments

McAughtry, who was a writer and broadcaster, had played a role in the peace process throughout his life.

Lucinda Creighton gives birth to baby girl
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Lucinda Creighton gives birth to baby girl

Mar 27th 2014, 9:51 AM 24,390 Views 111 Comments

The Reform Alliance member and her husband Paul Bradford had announced the pregnancy last November.

Edward Haughey will be buried in Louth today
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Edward Haughey will be buried in Louth today

Mar 24th 2014, 6:45 AM 12,147 Views 12 Comments

Haughey, who was Northern Ireland’s richest man, was killed in a helicopter crash.

Labour European elections candidate: 'The EU isn't a retirement ground'
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Labour European elections candidate: 'The EU isn't a retirement ground'

Mar 22nd 2014, 10:00 AM 6,218 Views 53 Comments

Lorraine Higgins is running in the Midlands North-West elections for the EU Parliament.

David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliaments
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David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliaments

Feb 4th 2014, 11:20 PM 14,960 Views 0 Comments

Senator David Norris calls for debate on the issue in the Seanad while MEP Paul Murphy brings up the Irish row in Strasbourg.

Video: Crown doubles down on St Vincent’s claims in the Seanad
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Video: Crown doubles down on St Vincent’s claims in the Seanad

Dec 20th 2013, 10:08 PM 16,204 Views 22 Comments

St Vincents are calling on Senator Crown to pass on whatever information he has relating to alleged fraud at the institution.

NAMA calls on Senator to pass 'evidence of any impropriety' to gardaí
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NAMA calls on Senator to pass 'evidence of any impropriety' to gardaí

Dec 16th 2013, 6:33 PM 17,058 Views 77 Comments

Fianna Fáil Senator Daragh O’Brien said today he has information that he believes will ‘rock NAMA to its core’.

Horse owners 'should get financial help' to tackle unwanted equine problems
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# Fidelma Healy-Eames

Horse owners 'should get financial help' to tackle unwanted equine problems

Nov 20th 2013, 8:43 AM 6,902 Views 46 Comments

Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has said that local authorities have spent millions on disposing unwanted horses.

Seanad to debate law on management of missing persons' estates
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Seanad to debate law on management of missing persons' estates

Nov 19th 2013, 4:53 PM 4,591 Views 0 Comments

Fine Gael senator Colm Burke said the legislation would provide clarity for the families of those who have gone missing.

Column: What exactly does a senator do in a day?
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Column: What exactly does a senator do in a day?

Sep 27th 2013, 9:35 PM 1,023 Views 62 Comments

Professor John Crown, independent senator, answers the question with a timeline of a typical day in the life for him.

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Aug 30th 2013, 10:56 PM 11,018 Views 9 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the death of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and the US moving closer to military intervention in Syria.

Senator David Norris seriously ill with cancer
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Senator David Norris seriously ill with cancer

Jun 26th 2013, 9:12 AM 29,751 Views 112 Comments

He is undergoing treatment in St Vincent’s hospital but says he will return to the Seanad in the next few days.