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The Irish Times
Senator Lynn Ruane: 'At 14 I listed off all the drugs I’d been taking but she wasn’t listening'one of them was to have a child by the age of 15 and another was to become a se
Senator Lynn Ruane: 'At 14 I listed off all the drugs I’d been taking but she wasn’t listening'
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
one of them was to have a child by the age of 15 and another was to become a senator. She did both. Before getting to the Seanad, Senator Ruane trained as a drug counsellor and set up an addiction service in Dublin’s Bluebell, which she fought... Read more
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The Irish Times
Ruling on undocumented in US ‘devastating’ for Irishmillions of undocumented immigrants from deportation as “devastating”. Senator
Ruling on undocumented in US ‘devastating’ for Irish
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation as “devastating”. Senator Billy Lawless, who was appointed to the Seanad by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in May, said he was disappointed for undocumented Irish people living in the US. US president... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Planes, trains and automobiles - the journey to Lyon could be a tricky oneFrance. Ryanair has arranged an extra six return flights to Lyon for the game
Planes, trains and automobiles - the journey to Lyon could be a tricky one
Irish Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
France. Ryanair has arranged an extra six return flights to Lyon for the game - but costs run into hundreds of euros. The Seanad leader Jerry Buttimer says it's important that fans aren't fleeced for trying to support the national team. “It’s a... Read more
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RTE News
Irish soccer fans hunt match, travel ticketsnumber of Fine Gael senators have called on Irish airlines to keep the costs of
Irish soccer fans hunt match, travel tickets
RTE News / Posted 5 days ago
number of Fine Gael senators have called on Irish airlines to keep the costs of travelling to the game on Sunday down. Seanad leader Jerry Buttimer said that Irish fans have been renowned across Europe throughout the competition and it is a... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Irish ministers plead for UK to stayvote, Irish ministers have again urged voters to do all they can to ensure Brit
Irish ministers plead for UK to stay
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
vote, Irish ministers have again urged voters to do all they can to ensure Britain votes to stay in the EU. During a Seanad debate, Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said he wanted “our closest neighbour and partner to remain a member... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fine Gael's Gabrielle McFadden becomes first female Government Chief Whip in Seanad | Irish Examiner Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 06:18 pm Fine Gael's Gabrielle
Fine Gael's Gabrielle McFadden becomes first female Government Chief Whip in Seanad
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
| Irish Examiner Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 06:18 pm Fine Gael's Gabrielle... Read more
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RTE News
Seagulls 'don't understand bedtime', Seanad hearsThe issue of problem seagulls has landed on the Seanad agenda again, writes Míc
Seagulls 'don't understand bedtime', Seanad hears
RTE News / Posted 5 days ago
The issue of problem seagulls has landed on the Seanad agenda again, writes Mícheál Lehane of our political staff. Two years ago Senator Ned O'Sullivan sent the media into a flap with his declaration that the birds had lost the run of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
They've been talking about seagulls in the Seanad again | Irish Examiner Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 02:03 pm Seagulls have been ra
They've been talking about seagulls in the Seanad again
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
| Irish Examiner Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 02:03 pm Seagulls have been raised in the Seanad again, with a call for a repulsive spray... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Irish senator calls on Republic of Ireland to rejoin Commonwealthsince 1996 An Irish Senator has suggested that the Republic of Ireland should
Irish senator calls on Republic of Ireland to rejoin Commonwealth
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
since 1996 An Irish Senator has suggested that the Republic of Ireland should rejoin the Commonwealth. Speaking in the Seanad, Roscommon senator Frank Feighan said consideration should be given to the merits of Ireland rejoining the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Adams hits out at Fianna Fáil support for bin charges price freezebin charges for one year, instead of scrapping them, is “reprehensible”. The S
Adams hits out at Fianna Fáil support for bin charges price freeze
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
bin charges for one year, instead of scrapping them, is “reprehensible”. The Sinn Fein leader is bringing a motion to the Seanad today in order to annul the legislation for the new pay-by-weight charges. However, Gerry Adams has said that even in... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Ireland should re-join Commonwealth says FG Senator Feighanthan six decades would lead to a strengthening of Ireland’s “economic and cultu
Ireland should re-join Commonwealth says FG Senator Feighan
Irish Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
than six decades would lead to a strengthening of Ireland’s “economic and cultural ties internationally”. Speaking on the Seanad Order of Business, Mr Feighan said: “Among the Commonwealth’s many noble objectives is the promotion of democracy,... Read more
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The Irish Times
Barcelona is easy to love as a tourist, but what’s it like to live there?came in. I know people have doubts about having expats vote in Dáil elections b
Barcelona is easy to love as a tourist, but what’s it like to live there?
The Irish Times / Posted 8 days ago
came in. I know people have doubts about having expats vote in Dáil elections but I believe we should have a voice in Seanad and presidential elections. Those institutions are separate from day-to-day politics and should reflect the Irish... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Sinn Féin hoping to annul bin charges law in Seanad | Irish Examiner Monday, June 20, 2016 - 08:40 am Sinn Féin says it will b
Sinn Féin hoping to annul bin charges law in Seanad
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
| Irish Examiner Monday, June 20, 2016 - 08:40 am Sinn Féin says it will bring a motion to the Seanad on Wednesday, which it hopes will annul... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Varadkar promises ‘control measures’ to prevent fraud of new Paternity Leave paymentyear. The Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said she is con
Varadkar promises ‘control measures’ to prevent fraud of new Paternity Leave payment
Irish Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
year. The Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said she is confident the legislation will pass through the Seanad and Dáil over the next 4 weeks as it has support from all sides of the house. Varadkar has said prevention measures... Read more
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Herald.ie
Kenny plans to give vote to emigrantsLondon, Liverpool, Scotland and so on." The issue of extending voting rights i
Kenny plans to give vote to emigrants
Herald.ie / Posted 10 days ago
London, Liverpool, Scotland and so on." The issue of extending voting rights is due to be debated in the Dail and Seanad in the coming weeks. Under the current system, citizens still hold on to their vote for 18 months after they leave... Read more
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RTE News
Minister to discuss charges with waste operatorsOpposition has accused the Government of failing to act on the matter. The iss
Minister to discuss charges with waste operators
RTE News / Posted 11 days ago
Opposition has accused the Government of failing to act on the matter. The issue will be debated in the Dáil and Seanad next week. From next month, consumers will 'pay by weight' for their black and brown bins. The aim of the new... Read more
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Herald.ie
Bin charges fiasco 'is another Irish Water in the making'now "a case for debating" whether the bin services should be nationalised again
Bin charges fiasco 'is another Irish Water in the making'
Herald.ie / Posted 11 days ago
now "a case for debating" whether the bin services should be nationalised again. Sinn Fein has threatened to put forward a Seanad motion to annul the Statutory Instrument which resulted in the new system and the AAA/PBP are planning a series of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
'No plan B' if hospitals can't resolve row over new National Maternity HospitalHarris has said there is no “plan B” if a row over the new National Maternity H
'No plan B' if hospitals can't resolve row over new National Maternity Hospital
Irish Examiner / Posted 13 days ago
Harris has said there is no “plan B” if a row over the new National Maternity Hospital is not resolved. Speaking in the Seanad this morning Mr Harris said he hoped an agreement around the governance of the new hospital will be reached as he said... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Cabinet approves suspension of water chargeslegislation to suspend water charges. The legislation is expected to go before
Cabinet approves suspension of water charges
Irish Examiner / Posted 14 days ago
legislation to suspend water charges. The legislation is expected to go before the Dáil next week and onwards then to the Seanad. The charges will be suspended for nine months while a commission examines them, and they are referred to an... Read more
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GAA Football & Hurling
Senator takes up the whistle at short noticeweek for well-known Mullingar auctioneer and St. Loman's GAA stalwart Aidan Dav
Senator takes up the whistle at short notice
GAA Football & Hurling / Posted 16 days ago
week for well-known Mullingar auctioneer and St. Loman's GAA stalwart Aidan Davitt. On Wednesday, he took his seat in the Seanad for the first time where he will act as Fianna Fail spokesman for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Then on Friday... Read more
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Herald.ie
O'Connell left isolated in Fine Gael row over 'jobs for boys'her colleagues. Dublin Bay South's Kate O'Connell heavily criticised the selec
O'Connell left isolated in Fine Gael row over 'jobs for boys'
Herald.ie / Posted 18 days ago
her colleagues. Dublin Bay South's Kate O'Connell heavily criticised the selections of Mr Kenny and said bias towards male Seanad nominee was the "final nail in the female coffin". However, several other high-profile women in the party have failed... Read more
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Irish Examiner
'Merry dance' Callely dodges jail after settling long-running debtof €4,207.45 at Leinster House, Kildare Street between November 2007 and Decemb
'Merry dance' Callely dodges jail after settling long-running debt
Irish Examiner / Posted 19 days ago
of €4,207.45 at Leinster House, Kildare Street between November 2007 and December 2009 while he was a member of the Seanad. A bench warrant for his arrest was issued on May 17 by Dublin District Court in an unrelated case. These... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Taoiseach appoints Jerry Buttimer as leader of the Seanad | Irish Examiner Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 01:37 pm The Taoiseach Enda Ke
Taoiseach appoints Jerry Buttimer as leader of the Seanad
Irish Examiner / Posted 20 days ago
| Irish Examiner Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 01:37 pm The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced Senator Jerry Buttimer as the leader of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Labour Party front bench members to cover at least two ministriesClimate Change and Natural Resources - Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and
Labour Party front bench members to cover at least two ministries
Irish Examiner / Posted 20 days ago
Climate Change and Natural Resources - Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform SENATORS Ivana Bacik - Seanad Group Leader - Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Development Kevin Humphreys - Seanad Whip - Spokesperson on... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Seanad to adjourn for a week after electing a Cathaoirleach | Irish Examiner Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 06:29 am The 25th Seanad will
Seanad to adjourn for a week after electing a Cathaoirleach
Irish Examiner / Posted 20 days ago
| Irish Examiner Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 06:29 am The 25th Seanad will meet for the first time today. However, after... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Government asked to examine soaring motor insurance coststo examine the soaring costs of motor insurance as consumers continue to be hit
Government asked to examine soaring motor insurance costs
Irish Examiner / Posted 21 days ago
to examine the soaring costs of motor insurance as consumers continue to be hit with huge hikes in their premiums. The Seanad is also scheduled to sit for the first time tomorrow and its 60 members will vote for its chairman. The first point of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Government asked to examine soaring motor insurance costsalong the lines of the former Motor Insurance Advisory Board which led to a fal
Government asked to examine soaring motor insurance costs
Irish Examiner / Posted 21 days ago
along the lines of the former Motor Insurance Advisory Board which led to a fall in insurance costs in previous years. The Seanad is also scheduled to sit for the first time tomorrow and its 60 members will vote for its chairman. The first point... Read more
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RTE News
16 Senators to watch in 2016Over 100 days since the General Election in February, Seanad Éireann will final
16 Senators to watch in 2016
RTE News / Posted 22 days ago
Over 100 days since the General Election in February, Seanad Éireann will finally convene this week for the first time. Ahead of the inaugural sitting of the 25th Seanad, Edel McAllister, Mícheál Lehane and Conor McMorrow of RTÉ’s political staff... Read more
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Herald.ie
Reilly to stay on as deputy leader of FGDoyle – 04 June 2016 02:30 AM Former minister James Reilly is to continue as d
Reilly to stay on as deputy leader of FG
Herald.ie / Posted 24 days ago
Doyle – 04 June 2016 02:30 AM Former minister James Reilly is to continue as deputy leader of Fine Gael when he enters the Seanad next week. It had been thought that Taoiseach Enda Kenny would appoint a new deputy after Dr Reilly lost his seat in... Read more
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The Irish Times
INM coverage of Moriarty focused less on O’Brien than Lowryof the studies examined broadcast coverage of stories in 2014: the controversy
INM coverage of Moriarty focused less on O’Brien than Lowry
The Irish Times / Posted 24 days ago
of the studies examined broadcast coverage of stories in 2014: the controversy surrounding the appointment of Fine Gael Seanad nominee John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and the allegation in 2014 that Gsoc offices had... Read more
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The Irish Times
Billy Lawless: the emigrant SenatorWhen Billy Lawless takes his seat for the 25th Seanad’s first meeting, on Wedne
Billy Lawless: the emigrant Senator
The Irish Times / Posted 25 days ago
When Billy Lawless takes his seat for the 25th Seanad’s first meeting, on Wednesday, he will be doing so as a representative of arguably the largest constituency of all: the diaspora. Lawless has had a lifelong passion for politics, but his early... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Senator denies claims of cronyism; Independent TD says appointment is 'a Fine Gael decision'TD, Finian McGrath, says he is "not disappointed" about allegations of cronyism
Senator denies claims of cronyism; Independent TD says appointment is 'a Fine Gael decision'
Irish Examiner / Posted 28 days ago
TD, Finian McGrath, says he is "not disappointed" about allegations of cronyism over Fine Gael's appointments to the Seanad. Mr McGrath says Enda Kenny's picks for the Seanad are a matter for himself and have nothing to do with the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Senator denies claims of cronyism after he helps Taoiseach's daughter get J130, 2016 - 09:00 am One of the country's newest Senators has rubbished claims
Senator denies claims of cronyism after he helps Taoiseach's daughter get J1
Irish Examiner / Posted 29 days ago
30, 2016 - 09:00 am One of the country's newest Senators has rubbished claims of cronyism linked to his appointment to the Seanad. A newspaper report yesterday suggested Billy Lawless was given the job by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny in return for... Read more
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Irish Central
New Irish emigrant senator under fire for Fine Gael, Kenny linkscitizens living abroad.” Lawless said he got a call from Enda Kenny “out of th
New Irish emigrant senator under fire for Fine Gael, Kenny links
Irish Central / Posted 30 days ago
citizens living abroad.” Lawless said he got a call from Enda Kenny “out of the blue” on Friday offering him a seat in the Seanad, which he was honored to accept. Lawless had close ties to the Obama administration and introduced the president at... Read more
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Irish Central
Billy Lawless named as first ever emigrant senator by Irish leaderhe told the audience of 18,000 people. So delighted to see VotingRights.ie cof
Billy Lawless named as first ever emigrant senator by Irish leader
Irish Central / Posted a month ago
he told the audience of 18,000 people. So delighted to see VotingRights.ie cofounder Billy Lawless appointed to the Seanad - A tireless advocate for the Irish abroad! “This is what we emigrants do,” he stated. Obama said Lawless and his... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Fianna Fáil Seanad candidates chosen to 'make a difference to people's lives' | Irish Examiner Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 07:47 am Fianna Fáil has defende
Fianna Fáil Seanad candidates chosen to 'make a difference to people's lives'
Irish Examiner / Posted a month ago
| Irish Examiner Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 07:47 am Fianna Fáil has defended its choice of... Read more
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Herald.ie
Kenny picks seven FG allies for the Seanad as Reilly makes comeback Barry Lennon – 28 May 2016 02:30 AM Fine Gael deputy leader and former Dubli
Kenny picks seven FG allies for the Seanad as Reilly makes comeback
Herald.ie / Posted a month ago
Barry Lennon – 28 May 2016 02:30 AM Fine Gael deputy leader and former Dublin-North TD James Reilly has been appointed to the Seanad by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny has... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Enda Kenny relinquishes three Seanad nominees to Fianna Fáil | Irish Examiner Taoiseach Enda Kenny has relinquished three of his Seanad
Enda Kenny relinquishes three Seanad nominees to Fianna Fáil
Irish Examiner / Posted a month ago
| Irish Examiner Taoiseach Enda Kenny has relinquished three of his Seanad nominees to Fianna Fáil as part of a special deal... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Latest: FF and FG accused of 'old backroom deals approach' to Seanad nominations | Irish Examiner Friday, May 27, 2016 - 05:03 pm Update 7.36pm: Sinn Féin
Latest: FF and FG accused of 'old backroom deals approach' to Seanad nominations
Irish Examiner / Posted a month ago
| Irish Examiner Friday, May 27, 2016 - 05:03 pm Update 7.36pm: Sinn Féin Senator... Read more
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Irish Examiner
FF and FG accused of 'backroom deals' as Seanad nominations announced | Irish Examiner Enda Kenny announces his eleven nominees to Seanad Éireann
FF and FG accused of 'backroom deals' as Seanad nominations announced
Irish Examiner / Posted a month ago
| Irish Examiner Enda Kenny announces his eleven nominees to Seanad Éireann Friday, May 27, 2016 - 05:03 pm Two former ministers have been chosen among the Taoiseach's 11... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Enda Kenny retains five colleagues who lost jobs after election The former TDs parachuted into Seanad Eireann by Enda Kenny (pictured) includ
Enda Kenny retains five colleagues who lost jobs after election
Belfast Telegraph / Posted a month ago
The former TDs parachuted into Seanad Eireann by Enda Kenny (pictured) include Dr James Reilly, former health and children's minister, and Mr Kenny's past constituency running mates... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Enda Kenny announces his eleven nominees to Seanad Éireann | Irish Examiner Friday, May 27, 2016 - 05:03 pm Two former ministers have
Enda Kenny announces his eleven nominees to Seanad Éireann
Irish Examiner / Posted a month ago
| Irish Examiner Friday, May 27, 2016 - 05:03 pm Two former ministers have been chosen among the Taoiseach's 11 nominees to the... Read more
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RTE News
Pieta House founder among Kenny's Seanad picksTaoiseach Enda Kenny has announced his eleven nominees to Seanad Éireann. Six
Pieta House founder among Kenny's Seanad picks
RTE News / Posted a month ago
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced his eleven nominees to Seanad Éireann. Six former Fine Gael TDs are on the list, including former ministers James Reilly and Paudie Coffey, along with Michelle Mulherrin, Ray Butler, Frank Feighan and John... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Taoiseach expected to name 11 Seanad appointees today | Irish Examiner Friday, May 27, 2016 - 07:09 am The Taoiseach is expected
Taoiseach expected to name 11 Seanad appointees today
Irish Examiner / Posted 1 months ago
| Irish Examiner Friday, May 27, 2016 - 07:09 am The Taoiseach is expected to announce his 11 nominees to the Seanad later today. The move... Read more

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