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A Donegal-based activist will make history at the National Convention Centre in Dublin today when she becomes the first female traveller to sit in the Seanad.   Eileen Flynn, who currently lives in Ardara, grew up on a Traveller site in Ballyfermot in Dublin.   She is one of the…

A North Leitrim Councillor has called on those seeking a Seanad seat to suspend face to face canvasing with immediate effect.   Manorhamilton Municipal District Councillor Sean McDermott has made the calls in light of the recent restrictions that have been put in place to try and stop the spread…

“3,000 people have lost their lives through drowning over the past decade.” That’s according to former green party local election candidate, Leslie O’Hora who is calling for free and mandatory swimming lessons across the North West. Research by Ireland’s Childhood Mortality Register suggests that drowning occurs more commonly with young…

A Donegal Councillor is calling for Fianna Fail Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill to resign completely. The Donegal Senator resigned the Fianna Fail party whip after he was found by the Standards in Public Office Commission to be in breach of ethics laws. The findings published last week found that he…

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced his 11 appointments to the 25th Seanad. Six of those appointed are former Fine Gael TDs – James Reilly, Paudie Coffey, Michelle Mulherrin, Ray Butler, John O’Mahony and Frankie Feighan. Five of the appointees are independents and include Joan Freeman the founder of Pieta House…

Enda Kenny is to appoint his 11 Senators later today. The move will allow the upper house of the Oireachtas sit for the first time, as early as next week. 49 Senators were elected to the Seanad a month ago but the upper house can’t meet until the Taoiseach makes…