Instead there would be one six-seat Seanad panel that would be elected by graduates of all universities and institutes of technology in Ireland.
Commercial rates were largely frozen during the recession in recognition of the fact that many businesses were struggling to survive, but at least six councils have voted to increase their commercial rates for businesses next year
Former Fine Gael TD and senator Maurice Manning said he was 'disappointed' that a recommendation for online registration and downloading of ballot papers appears to have been dropped
Sadiq Khan, who visited Dublin last week in the first official visit by a London mayor to the Irish capital, praised the authors of the Good Friday Agreement and castigated British ministers who, he said, did not grasp its importance
The former justice minister Alan Shatter criticised two tweets by Coveney last Monday, including one in which the Minister for Foreign Affairs accused the US ambassador to Israel, David M Friedman, of making 'another unhelpful statement'
In addition to concerns about its potential impact on French finances, the tax retreat raises questions about a set of reforms the French president has planned for next year
Though the former Sinn Féin TD has started well, there is little evidence that there is a huge desire among voters for a new party, or that they have grown tired of the existing ones
The DUP is committed to preserving the status quo - except for Britain’s membership of the EU. It could shape the Brexit deal, but what happens then for the party that doesn’t like to look too far ahead, as Britain goes through some seismic changes?