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#Jim Walsh

# jim-walsh - Thursday 10 December, 2015

'The abortion holocaust': Senator condemned for 'horrific' language Seanad This post contains videos

'The abortion holocaust': Senator condemned for 'horrific' language

Jim Walsh has drawn condemnation for remarks made in the Seanad earlier.

Senator Jim Walsh tells Senator Ivana Bacik to "get treatment for haemorrhoids" Bottom Line This post contains videos

# jim-walsh - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Is Fianna Fáil really completely opposed to abortion?

Analysis: Micheál Martin has said Fianna Fáil “are not going there” on the 8th Amendment.

# jim-walsh - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No Marriage Referendum This post contains videos

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No

Do you support same-sex marriage?

# jim-walsh - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Senator suggests marriage referendum money better spent testing gay people for HIV Controversial This post contains videos

Senator suggests marriage referendum money better spent testing gay people for HIV

Senator Jim Walsh told the Seanad the idea was put to him by a gay man he met last weekend.

# jim-walsh - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Conservative senator Jim Walsh resigns from Fianna Fáil parliamentary party

He does not agree with certain aspects of new family law.

# jim-walsh - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Senator warns against encouraging gay people to believe "sameness" achievable

Encouraging LGBT people to believe full equivalence is possible will “only cause more harm than good to them” he said.

# jim-walsh - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

The Brian Crowley debacle is yet another blow to Micheál Martin's authority

Analysis: Defiance of the party leader is now a common occurrence in Fianna Fáil and it’s not good in the long run for the former Cabinet minister.

# jim-walsh - Sunday 6 October, 2013

‘Fannies’, ‘prats’ and ‘clowns’: 10 bizarre moments from the 24th Seanad

From the Justice Minister’s laughing fit, to Jim Walsh’s controversial comments on abortion. Say what you like about the chamber’s effectiveness; so far the current crop of senators have been anything but boring.

# jim-walsh - Thursday 18 July, 2013

'Disgusting and insensitive': Fianna Fáil senators condemn... Fianna Fáil senators

Meanwhile, the Seanad has passed committee stage of the abortion bill by 33 votes to 14 meaning it moves to its final stages next week.

Video: Labour senator in emotional appeal over graphic abortion language Abortion This post contains videos

Video: Labour senator in emotional appeal over graphic abortion language

Tensions are running high in the Seanad as the debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill continues.

# jim-walsh - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Senator Jim Walsh criticised for abortion description Abortion This post contains videos

Senator Jim Walsh criticised for abortion description

Walsh says his graphic description was based on the evidence of a US doctor who had carried out over 1,200 abortions.

# jim-walsh - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Here are the 15 senators who opposed the abortion legislation

There was opposition from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and independent senators as the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill passed second stage in the upper house today.

Fianna Fáil senator: 'I oppose this legislation because it is anti-women'

Jim Walsh was among those to contribute to the continuing debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill this afternoon.

# jim-walsh - Monday 24 June, 2013

Pro-life TDs and Senators to host cross-party meeting ahead of abortion vote

A number of TDs and Senators have organised a cross-party meeting for colleagues tomorrow evening, billing it as “one of the last occasions to discuss one of the most important decisions of your political life with like-minded colleagues”.

# jim-walsh - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill

With a free vote, at least a dozen TDs and senators from the main opposition party are likely to oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, according to a survey carried out by TheJournal.ie.

# jim-walsh - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Laws will make abortion ‘pervasive’ in Ireland: Warning from pro-life TDs Exclusive

A cross-party group from both sides of the border says real-life examples illustrate the ‘floodgates’ effect.

# jim-walsh - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Seanad rejects motion calling for Pope visit to Ireland

Fianna Fáil Senator Jim Walsh said he was “extremely disappointed” that the motion had been defeated.

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