Seanad

Seanad passes climate bill

Seanad passes climate bill

The Seanad has today (Friday, July 9), after nearly six hours of debate, passed the Climate Action and Low Carbon...

July 9, 2021

Seanad bye-election: Fine Gael’s Maria Byrne takes seat on Agricultural Panel

Seanad bye-election: Fine Gael’s Maria Byrne takes seat on Agricultural Panel

Fine Gael’s Maria Byrne has today (Wednesday, April 21) been elected to the Agricultural Panel of the Seanad. Bye-elections were...

April 21, 2021

Marshall formally challenges for Seanad agricultural panel

Marshall formally challenges for Seanad agricultural panel

Nomination papers for Ian Marshall, former President of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), have been lodged with the clerk of...

March 15, 2021

Polls to close on April 21 for new senator on agricultural panel

Polls to close on April 21 for new senator on agricultural panel

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien has said that orders have been made directing that bye-elections be...

March 8, 2021

Senator calls for continued farmer access to livestock medicine

Senator calls for continued farmer access to livestock medicine

Independent senator Victor Boyhan has called for continued access for farmers to essential livestock medicine. He spoke in the Seanad...

November 25, 2020

Local authorities need more funding to promote biodiversity – senator

Local authorities need more funding to promote biodiversity – senator

Fine Gael senator Aisling Dolan has urged Minister of State with responsibility for land use and biodiversity Pippa Hackett to...

November 6, 2020

Deering announces candidacy for Seanad by-election

Deering announces candidacy for Seanad by-election

Former Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine chairman Pat Deering has announced his candidacy for the Seanad...

September 29, 2020

Lombard appointed Fine Gael agri spokesperson in Seanad

Lombard appointed Fine Gael agri spokesperson in Seanad

Fine Gael senator Tim Lombard as been appointed the party’s spokesperson on agriculture, food and the marine in the Seanad....

July 13, 2020

Seanad Election: Who got in – and who missed out – on the Agriculture Panel

Seanad Election: Who got in – and who missed out – on the Agriculture Panel

The Seanad Election was held yesterday, Tuesday, March 31, to elect 43 of the 60 members for the upper house...

April 1, 2020

Former ICSA president nominated for Seanad seat

Former ICSA president nominated for Seanad seat

The former president of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has been nominated for a seat in the...

March 19, 2020

Grandson of 1916 leader nominated for Seanad’s Agriculture Panel

Grandson of 1916 leader nominated for Seanad’s Agriculture Panel

A grandson of a general in the 1916 Rising has been nominated for a seat in the Seanad on the...

March 3, 2020

Green Party agri spokesperson elected to Seanad

Green Party agri spokesperson elected to Seanad

The Green Party spokesperson for agriculture, Pippa Hackett, has been elected to the Seanad. Commenting earlier today, Friday, November 1,...

November 1, 2019

Former Ulster farming president Ian Marshall to take seat in Seanad

Former Ulster farming president Ian Marshall to take seat in Seanad

Co. Armagh farmer Ian Marshall has been elected to the Irish Seanad in today’s by-election. Markethill man Marshall was put...

April 27, 2018

Former UFU president ‘honoured’ by Taoiseach’s Seanad nomination

Former UFU president ‘honoured’ by Taoiseach’s Seanad nomination

Ian Marshall, former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, says he is “honoured” to be considered for a seat in Seanad...

February 16, 2018

Ministers to appear before Seanad to discuss farm safety

Ministers to appear before Seanad to discuss farm safety

A greater effort is needed by the government to help promote farm safety across the country, according to Fianna Fail’s...

October 2, 2017

Report proposes free trade for agri goods under Brexit

Report proposes free trade for agri goods under Brexit

The Seanad report on Brexit has proposed that a free trade agreement, for “vulnerable sectors” like agriculture, should be considered...

July 4, 2017

26 illegal fires recorded during the closed season in 2016

26 illegal fires recorded during the closed season in 2016

A total of 27 wild fires were recorded by the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) during the bird nesting season in...

March 1, 2017