# seanad-eireann - Friday 16 December, 2016
Immediate structural works are needed at Leinster House, beginning with the senator’s chamber.
# seanad-eireann - Wednesday 10 June, 2015
Flanagan didn’t hold back in his criticism.
# seanad-eireann - Wednesday 12 February, 2014
Some Irish emigrants can already vote in the election of representatives in Ireland… so long as they have the right degree, of course, write David Burns and Conor O’Neill.
# seanad-eireann - Friday 20 December, 2013
St Vincents are calling on Senator Crown to pass on whatever information he has relating to alleged fraud at the institution.
# seanad-eireann - Friday 11 October, 2013
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.
# seanad-eireann - Sunday 6 October, 2013
From the Justice Minister’s laughing fit, to Jim Walsh’s controversial comments on abortion. Say what you like about the chamber’s effectiveness; so far the current crop of senators have been anything but boring.
# seanad-eireann - Tuesday 1 October, 2013
Do you want the Seanad saved or abolished?
# seanad-eireann - Saturday 28 September, 2013
“The constitution did not make it a retirement home for failed politicians and a creche for aspiring ones – the political class did.”
Fine Gael’s Director of Elections for the Seanad Referendum on why he believes “undemocratic institution” has no place in modern Ireland.
# seanad-eireann - Friday 27 September, 2013
Professor John Crown, independent senator, answers the question with a timeline of a typical day in the life for him.
# seanad-eireann - Tuesday 30 July, 2013
With some in the Seanad behaving like they at auditions for the Muppet Show, before the public gets to vote on its future, senators did little to encourage us to save their bacon, writes Paul Allen.
# seanad-eireann - Wednesday 24 July, 2013
Two male politicians showed how sexism can come in many forms – post-modern with an ironic twist and just plain old-fashioned, writes Maura Adshead.
# seanad-eireann - Thursday 11 July, 2013
What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
# seanad-eireann - Wednesday 10 July, 2013
It’s going to be a long evening with the vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Who will vote for and against – and potentially lose their party whip?
# seanad-eireann - Tuesday 9 July, 2013
Fianna Fáil want limits on how often – and how – financial institutions can contact indebted mortgage holders while CAP reform debate is sure to rile the agricultural community.
# seanad-eireann - Thursday 4 July, 2013
Pat Rabbitte will be shooting the breeze with senators on the sustainability of the postal service and post offices around Ireland. Abortion is still up for debate in committees and will the financial regulator get some teeth?
# seanad-eireann - Wednesday 3 July, 2013
Remember David Norris’s impassioned speech on possible Seanad abolition last week? Guess what’s back on the cards today…
# seanad-eireann - Tuesday 2 July, 2013
With the Anglo Tapes still in the headlines, all eyes are on the final stage of legislation that might provide the means to hold an inquiry into Ireland’s banking fiasco. There is also the matter of a certain first vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill…
# seanad-eireann - Thursday 27 June, 2013
No major votes today though, as Thursday means Eamon Gilmore takes Leaders’ Questions
# seanad-eireann - Wednesday 26 June, 2013
The Taoiseach told senators today that abolishing the upper house is the biggest package of reform since the passing of the Constitution in 1937.
Lar Bradshaw – a former Anglo director and director of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority – is at the PAC today.
# seanad-eireann - Tuesday 25 June, 2013
The final Dáil vote on whether to proceed with a constitutional referendum will be held just after 10:30pm this evening.
# seanad-eireann - Thursday 20 June, 2013
The fate of one house will be in the fate of the other today, before debate begins on the divisive abortion legislation.
# seanad-eireann - Friday 14 June, 2013
Shane Ross has tabled an unusual motion – seeking a vote trying to delay Seanad abolition until reform is introduced first.
# seanad-eireann - Thursday 13 June, 2013
The Government says it was aware of allegations against Coláiste na bhFíann founder Domhnall Ó Lubhlaí.
The Red C poll for Paddy Power also shows a four-point boost for Fine Gael in the last few weeks.
# seanad-eireann - Tuesday 11 June, 2013
# seanad-eireann - Friday 7 June, 2013
The Europinions poll for TV3, with a margin of error of 3pc, cites the cost of the chamber as the main reason to close it.
The Referendum Commission will be chaired by Justice Elizabeth Dunne, whenever the Oireachtas passes the referendum bill.
# seanad-eireann - Thursday 6 June, 2013
The formal legislation to change the Constitution and delete the Seanad is out today. So what’s in it?
# seanad-eireann - Wednesday 5 June, 2013
A referendum to overhaul the Oireachtas and abolish the Seanad is planned for early October.
# seanad-eireann - Sunday 12 May, 2013
Feargal Quinn and Katherine Zappone will call a vote this Wednesday on plans to overhaul how the chamber is elected.
# seanad-eireann - Monday 6 May, 2013
We have a look at how the constitution may need rewriting if the second House of the Oireachtas is binned.
# seanad-eireann - Friday 19 April, 2013
Norris has called for an inquiry into whether the conservative think-tank misrepresented a study about child parenting.
# seanad-eireann - Wednesday 27 March, 2013
A Fianna Fáil senator comes out in defence of Enda Kenny after his inclusion in a Labour ‘get out the vote’ leaflet.
# seanad-eireann - Sunday 3 March, 2013
Professor John Crown’s Seanad Electoral Reform Bill will be debated by Senators this Wednesday evening.
# seanad-eireann - Thursday 7 February, 2013
TDs voted by 113 votes to 35 to wind down the former Anglo, laying off its employees with immediate effect.
Watch live from the Seanad Chamber as members deliberate on whether to immediately wind down the former Anglo.
Here’s the total voting chart for how the Dáil divided on its final decision to liquidate the former Anglo Irish Bank.
Catch up with text commentary from the Dáil as TDs voted to wind up the former Anglo.