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Health insurance company under fire for not offering cancer drug
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Health insurance company under fire for not offering cancer drug

Jun 18th 2013, 6:59 PM 9,777 Views 7 Comments

Senator Professor John Crown said that the decision by GloHealth means private patients are having to be put into public health care.

Column: Abortion legislation can’t open the floodgates – no matter what some TDs say
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Column: Abortion legislation can’t open the floodgates – no matter what some TDs say

Apr 27th 2013, 9:19 PM 138 Views 291 Comments

The Constitution is clear and unambiguous when it comes to the implications of abortion legislation – and pro-life parliamentarians should not try to distort it, write law lecturers Fiona de Londras and Laura Graham.

Former Fianna Fáil senator Bernard McGlinchey dies
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Former Fianna Fáil senator Bernard McGlinchey dies

Apr 12th 2013, 4:53 PM 4,781 Views 9 Comments

The former senator ran for the Dáil on four occasions but was unsuccessful each time.

US Senator speaks for 13 hours in old-style filibuster
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US Senator speaks for 13 hours in old-style filibuster

Mar 7th 2013, 10:28 AM 8,288 Views 50 Comments

THIRTEEN HOURS.

The Evening Fix... now with added Star Trek mixed with Sex and the City
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The Evening Fix... now with added Star Trek mixed with Sex and the City

Jan 23rd 2013, 8:00 PM 7,669 Views 3 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

I won’t choose taxis driven by a foreign driver, says Fianna Fáil Senator
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I won’t choose taxis driven by a foreign driver, says Fianna Fáil Senator

Jan 23rd 2013, 7:35 PM 34,354 Views 251 Comments

Pascal Mooney apologised for his comments after he told the Seanad that “obvious non-national” drivers often don’t know directions around Dublin city.

Fidelma Healy Eames fined €1,850 for driving without tax
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Fidelma Healy Eames fined €1,850 for driving without tax

Dec 19th 2012, 2:20 PM 13,913 Views 84 Comments

The Fine Gael Senator was not in Galway District Court this morning as she is debating the Social Welfare Bill in The Seanad.

Lone parent to ‘swap lives’ with senator
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Lone parent to ‘swap lives’ with senator

Oct 20th 2012, 8:30 AM 10,096 Views 56 Comments

Single mother Andrea Galgey and Senator John Gilroy will see how the other side lives for a new project.

Party delegations meet the Troika today
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Party delegations meet the Troika today

Oct 17th 2012, 8:09 AM 4,351 Views 89 Comments

Delegations from Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are meeting the Troika this morning.

My favourite speech: Senator and academic Ivana Bacik
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My favourite speech: Senator and academic Ivana Bacik

Aug 19th 2012, 5:00 PM 6,653 Views 62 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Ivana Bacik picks a speech by Ireland’s first female president, Mary Robinson.

My favourite speech: executive director of Amnesty International Colm O'Gorman
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My favourite speech: executive director of Amnesty International Colm O'Gorman

Aug 11th 2012, 5:00 PM 3,702 Views 7 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Colm O’Gorman picks the first major speech of the president who saw Czechoslovakia become the Czech Republic.

Healy Eames drops appeal against €100 train ticket fine
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Healy Eames drops appeal against €100 train ticket fine

Jul 25th 2012, 7:15 AM 8,162 Views 33 Comments

Fidelma Healy Eames has dropped her train fine appeal and has paid the €100 in full.

Pyrite bill to be introduced next week
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Pyrite bill to be introduced next week

Jul 16th 2012, 10:56 AM 6,626 Views 15 Comments

The new bill would give homeowners more time to bring a case about pyrite in their homes to court.

The Evening Fix: Friday
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The Evening Fix: Friday

Jul 13th 2012, 8:02 PM 10,614 Views 2 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors
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Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors

Jun 7th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,084 Views 8 Comments

The Justice for Magdalenes group said that survivors and family members of survivors met with the Senator to discuss state interaction with the Magdalene Laundries.

Column: I've always fought for those who have the least. That's why I'm voting Yes.
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Column: I've always fought for those who have the least. That's why I'm voting Yes.

May 28th 2012, 12:00 PM 25 Views 49 Comments

Writing for TheJournal.ie, Independent Senator Katherine Zappone explains why she has decided to vote Yes in Thursday’s referendum.

The Daily Fix: Friday
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The Daily Fix: Friday

May 25th 2012, 8:04 PM 3,257 Views 0 Comments

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Humanist marriage ceremonies on track to being legally recognised
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Humanist marriage ceremonies on track to being legally recognised

May 1st 2012, 10:11 AM 3,684 Views 23 Comments

Currently, humanist ceremonies are not recognised – but an amendment to the Civil Registration Bill 2004 is expected to change this.

Mullen: Reports I smirked at abortion meeting “entirely untrue”
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Mullen: Reports I smirked at abortion meeting “entirely untrue”

Apr 23rd 2012, 4:39 PM 7,146 Views 74 Comments

The independent Senator says he is “taken aback” by suggestions he was ‘smirking’ when addressing women in Leinster House.

In full: Rónán Mullen’s statement rejecting ‘smirking’ allegation
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In full: Rónán Mullen’s statement rejecting ‘smirking’ allegation

Apr 23rd 2012, 4:39 PM 3,192 Views 0 Comments

The full text of a statement issued by Senator Rónán Mullen to Newstalk’s Lunchtime show, and subsequently shared with us.

Ronan Mullen horrified at 'nasty' suggestions over abortion debate
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Ronan Mullen horrified at 'nasty' suggestions over abortion debate

Apr 21st 2012, 1:49 PM 19,565 Views 364 Comments

The Senator has spoken to TheJournal.ie as his name trends on Twitter over allegations that he was the ‘nasty’ politician referred to during last night’s Late Late Show.

Column: People don't believe it but Senators work hard. Really.
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Column: People don't believe it but Senators work hard. Really.

Apr 11th 2012, 11:29 AM 11 Views 54 Comments

Senators are sittings ducks: damned if they do and damned if they don’t, writes Senator John Whelan.

Seanad "should reflect in silence before daily prayer"
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Seanad "should reflect in silence before daily prayer"

Feb 23rd 2012, 11:56 AM 2,982 Views 59 Comments

A proposal on introducing 30 seconds of silence before the daily prayer was reached by compromise between Senators Ivana Bacik and Ronan Mullen.

Senator says we should allow fracking - to create jobs
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Senator says we should allow fracking - to create jobs

Jan 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,617 Views 117 Comments

Feargal Quinn suggests that companies could be asked to put up a bond equal to the clean-up cost of any possible environmental damage.

New law could allow 10,000 Irish a year work in America
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New law could allow 10,000 Irish a year work in America

Dec 13th 2011, 2:26 PM 6,824 Views 42 Comments

A US Senator is proposing a bill today which would grant work visas to thousands of Irish people every year.

Dáil Aid: TDs and Senators record a song for charity
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Dáil Aid: TDs and Senators record a song for charity

Nov 14th 2011, 4:15 PM 1,736 Views 23 Comments

The Oireachtas members recorded Bridge Over Troubled Water (complete with solos) at the weekend. Will you be tempted to buy a copy?

Senator takes a spin in a coffin…for charity
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# Coffin Up

Senator takes a spin in a coffin…for charity

Nov 5th 2011, 8:45 AM 766 Views 7 Comments

Limerick’s James Heffernan played dead for more than 40 minutes as locals guessed the identity of the “deceased”.

Fianna Fáil senator says signs saying he is still TD “not misleading”
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Fianna Fáil senator says signs saying he is still TD “not misleading”

Aug 27th 2011, 9:30 AM 5,618 Views 99 Comments

Thomas Byrne lost his Meath East Dáil seat in February but told constituent that “there’s plenty of people around who wish I was still a TD”.

Column: Abortion is a reality in Ireland – now we need to legislate for it
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Column: Abortion is a reality in Ireland – now we need to legislate for it

Jul 15th 2011, 7:30 AM 97 Views 73 Comments

Senator Ivana Bacik and her student union colleagues were threatened with jail in 1989 for giving out information on abortion. She argues that public opinion has turned and that the Government must confront reality.

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm
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The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm

Feb 27th 2011, 11:25 PM 1,187 Views 0 Comments

EVERY hour – on the half hour –TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

Kick Ivor out
# Ivor The Terrible
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# Ivor The Terrible

Kick Ivor out

Jul 21st 2010, 5:11 PM 94 Views 0 Comments

Will Ivor face the Gardaí?
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Will Ivor face the Gardaí?

Jul 15th 2010, 9:16 AM 225 Views 0 Comments

First a Seanad committee, but what next?