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From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane, David Norris and Michael McDowell to return to the Seanad Seanad Election

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

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

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

Senators are back today, and they have some new digs

The old Seanad chamber is closed for essential renovation works.

From TheJournal.ie Averil Power loses out to Lynn Ruane in battle for Seanad seat Upper House

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about one of the most exclusive elections in Ireland The Other House

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton lashes 'online warriors' as Mairia Cahill becomes a Labour senator By-election

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Check out these VERY radical proposals to reform the Seanad Totally Rad

Check out these VERY radical proposals to reform the Seanad

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

From TheJournal.ie Over a year after the Seanad referendum, there will be reforms The Upper Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The government has lost another Seanad vote - and it could delay free GP care for children Coalition Headache This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Politics in Ireland is eating itself Opinion

Column: Politics in Ireland is eating itself

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.

From TheJournal.ie Five-day weekend: The Seanad sat for just two days this week Seanad

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand? Seanad Abolition

Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?

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…

From TheJournal.ie A bluffer's guide to the Seanad election count Seanad Éireann

A bluffer's guide to the Seanad election count

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