Seanad Eireann


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Seanad Éireann

(ˈʃænəð ˈeːrən)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the Republic of Ireland) the upper chamber of parliament; the Senate
[from Irish, literally: senate of Ireland]
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Noun1.Seanad Eireann - the upper house of the parliament of the Irish Republic
house - an official assembly having legislative powers; "a bicameral legislature has two houses"
Oireachtas - the parliament of the Irish Republic
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Speaking after her win yesterday she beamed: "I am extremely proud to have been elected to Seanad Eireann in this by-election.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign today congratulated Seanad Eireann on passing a motion which calls on the Irish Government to formally recognise the State of Palestine.
LAST week I spent some time reading transcripts of proceedings in Seanad Eireann on 12 March 1997, when the state of the Irish racing industry was put under scrutiny by members of the Upper House of the Oireachtas.
McGuinness, who later became a member of both Dail and Seanad Eireann in the government of the Free State, was a prosperous and prominent businessman in the garrison town of Longford, and supported (until 1916) John Redmond's Parliamentary Party.
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Things moved slowly back then and it was two years later, on July 12 1988, that senator John Magnier made a speech in Seanad Eireann in which he formally asked the House to take note of the report.
He said: "I suppose you could say the attitude of the Fianna Fail party towards Seanad Eireann was epitomised a few years ago when the Senate was adjourned so the members could go and participate in the Oireachtas golf competition.