God Has No Country - The US Travel Ban

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Coghlan repeats words of O’Flaherty – “God Has No Country”


Fine Gael Kerry Senator, and Seanad Leas Cathaoirleach, Paul Coghlan, speaking during the Seanad Order of Business today (Tuesday) said “We hav...

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Govt has delivered more political reform than any other - Coghlan

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (1)


Thursday, February 13th 2014

Leading for the Government in a debate on political reform in the Seanad, Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Seanad Chief Whip, Paul Coghlan, said that this Government has delivered more political reform during its three years in office th...

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Coghlan welcomes ongoing review of judicial appointments

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Fine Gael Kerry Senator and Government Chief Whip in the Seanad, Paul Coghlan, has welcomed the ongoing review of how judges are appointed. Senator Coghlan was speaking this week in Seanad Eireann.


"I welcome the ongoing review of how judges are appointed which will consider the best way to protect the principle of...

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Article : Public Affairs Ireland : Where now for Seanad ?ireann?

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Following the recent constitutional referendum, Senator Paul Coghlan discusses the future role and function of the Seanad.

The result of the recent referendum on the Seanad has been accepted by the Government and the Taoiseach has publicly indicated that there will be no re run of the referendum campaign during the lifetime of ...

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Let's get back to business of running the Seanad - Coghlan

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Fine Gael Seanad Chief Whip and Kerry Senator, Paul Coghlan, has today (Wednesday 9th October 2013) siad that it's time that the Seanad got back to businesss following last week's referendum, saying that there is a busy session of the House ahead with the Budget, Finance and Social...

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Senator Coghlan speaking on the Order of Business

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)





I very much welcome the intended appointment of an independent planning consultant by the Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the 12 recommendations made in the review of the planning system in a number of local authorities. Clearly, there was a lack of guidance on how rules should be enforced and how the system should be administered.


The report raised serious issues,...

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Senator Paul Coghlan Speaking on the Mahon Tribunal Report

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)



It is important that we are dealing with this subject matter given the seriousness of the Report and the time taken to digest it. It is indeed a report of profound significance which arose out of the serious public concern in respect of allegations of corruption in relation to the planning process, parti...

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