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#Abortion bill

# abortion-bill - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

'I find it extraordinarily distasteful': Proposed amendment requiring post-abortion burials voted down

The committee has been considering changes to the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 this week.

# abortion-bill - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act comes into force today

It is just one of the measures kicking in today – others include changes to VAT, DIRT and tax credits for single parents.

# abortion-bill - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Minister Paschal Donohoe hopes for route back to FG for TDs who left party

Donohoe replaced Lucinda Creighton as Minister of State for EU Affairs.

# abortion-bill - Friday 4 October, 2013

'An end to a fairly long saga': Mathews' departure not mourned in Fine Gael

Peter Mathews’ decision to resign from Fine Gael had been brewing for a long time.

# abortion-bill - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Sinn Féin's 'prodigal son' won't return to the party until next year

Peadar Tóibín has been suspended from the party since he voted against the abortion bill in the summer.

# abortion-bill - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Chief Whip has no regrets over 5am Dáil sitting, says FG could have lost 10 TDs

Paul Kehoe has dismissed suggestions that Fine Gael faced losing up to 25 TDs over the abortion bill and has criticised the repetition by TDs during the debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

# abortion-bill - Monday 9 September, 2013

TDs who feel discouraged from seeking Communion 'should speak to their priest'

A spokesperson for the Catholic Church was responding to a report at the weekend that TDs were being warned off seeking Communion by their priests.

# abortion-bill - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about the sad death of Colm Murray, the tragic case of the Chada brothers, and Michael D signing the abortion bill into law.

Some welcome President passing abortion bill, others not so much

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore described it as a “key milestone”, while the Pro Life Campaign said it was a “very sad day”.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# abortion-bill - Monday 29 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everybody’s talking about what the President’s decision will be on the abortion bill, two missing boys found dead and Pope Francis accepts gay people.

In pics: President Michael D Higgins concludes meeting with the Council of State Abortion Bill This post contains images

In pics: President Michael D Higgins concludes meeting with the Council of State

The President has not yet made an announcement on whether he’ll sign the the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law or refer it to the Supreme Court.

Tánaiste will swear oath ‘in the presence of Almighty God’ despite being agnostic

Eamon Gilmore will take the oath required of all members of the Council of State today despite being agnostic and lobbying from Atheist Ireland.

# abortion-bill - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?

The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. explains what it’s all about…

# abortion-bill - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Sinn Féin says Dáil bar opening hours referred to Oireachtas committee

The recent late-night sitting of the Dáil to discuss the abortion bill and the infamous lapgate incident has reignited debate about the appropriateness of bar opening hours in Leinster House.

# abortion-bill - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

President Higgins to convene Council of State over abortion bill

Áras an Uachtaráin has said that a meeting will be held next Monday where members of the Council and the President will consider the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# abortion-bill - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Over to you Mr President: Seanad passes abortion bill

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has passed all stages of the Oireachtas and now goes to President Michael D Higgins.

# abortion-bill - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Senators vote against fatal foetal abnormalities amendment

The amendment was defeated by 42 votes to 10. Here’s how the senators voted.

# abortion-bill - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Which Senators are going to vote against the abortion bill?

Senators are due to make their first vote on the bill today. But which senators will be voting against it?

# abortion-bill - Friday 12 July, 2013

'A historic moment in Ireland, but not one to be celebrated' - reaction to the passing of the abortion bill Abortion Bill This post contains videos

'A historic moment in Ireland, but not one to be celebrated' - reaction to the passing of the abortion bill

While the passing of abortion legislation has been widely welcomed, the Pro-Choice lobby has raised concerns about the scope and implementation of the bill.

Abortion bill passes final Dáil vote

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has passed the final stage of the Dáil this evening, after two day of heated debates.

# abortion-bill - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Dáil votes against first abortion bill suicide amendment

The debate on the bill will continue for another two hours in the Dáil.

# abortion-bill - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Abortion bill debate could go on until 5am Abortion This post contains videos

Abortion bill debate could go on until 5am

The vote passed by 103 votes to 54 – but Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said it reduced the situation to a ‘farce’.

# abortion-bill - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

165 amendments to abortion bill tabled

The amendments will be discussed prior to the final vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# abortion-bill - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Poll: Should TDs who vote against their party face expulsion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should TDs who vote against their party face expulsion?

If the junior minister votes against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill she will lose the Fine Gael party whip.

# abortion-bill - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Flanagan seeks removal of suicide clause from abortion bill

Meanwhile, Deputy Denis Naughten is seeking regulations for where a pregnant woman is unable to give informed consent.

# abortion-bill - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Two TDs vote to remove suicide clause from abortion bill

However, seven deputies and one minister voted to keep the section within the bill.

TD suggests pro-life experts be excluded from abortion panel

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett said there is a danger people might bring to bear their personal views and bias in making a judgement.

# abortion-bill - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Tóibín: Abortion bill has not received sufficient debate

The Sinn Féin TD was the only member of his party to vote against the bill tonight in the Dáil.

# abortion-bill - Monday 1 July, 2013

Kenny: Bill will not 'open floodgates to abortion on demand'

Kenny refuted allegations that the bill meant Fine Gael was ‘breaking a pre-election promise by legalising abortion’, saying this was not the case.

Pro Life Campaign poll looks at abortion 'as response to suicide'

The majority of the 984 respondents said they were ‘very unlikely’ or ‘unlikely’ to support abortion if it was clearly shown it is not a suitable treatment for a pregnant woman with suicidal feelings.

Gilmore: Abortion bill will 'fall short' on hard cases - but I'm voting for it

The Tánaiste said that the abortion bill will not offer compassion to victims of rape or incest.

# abortion-bill - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Billboard company discontinues Youth Defence campaign after Rape Crisis Centre incident

Mobile advertising company AdMobile says that the parking of an anti-abortion message opposite a rape support headquarters was an ‘innocent error’.

# abortion-bill - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

"It's undemocratic" - Labour councillor quits the party over abortion

Galway councillor Shaun Cunniffe said he believes the upcoming legislation will open the doors to “social abortion”.

# abortion-bill - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Walsh: We're being asked to choose between Fine Gael values and Fine Gael

The TD said today that the fact he did not support a motion by Deputy Peter Mathews had led some to believe he did not support a free vote.

Amendment to abortion bill on fatal foetal abnormalities handed to Govt

The Termination for Medical Reasons group submitted the amendment to Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett earlier this week.

# abortion-bill - Sunday 21 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Ricky the toy poodle

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

# abortion-bill - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: CIE debts, employment rights, abortion vote

Today’s business at Leinster House will include a debate on employment rights for immigrants of questionable working status.

# abortion-bill - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Abortion Bill, EU presidency, extra funding

Two Government departments, and two state bodies, are seeking extra funding in today’s business at Leinster House.

# abortion-bill - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Government unlikely to vote for independent TDs' abortion bill

A group of independent TDs introduced a bill to legislate for abortion in Ireland this week but the government will likely reject it before introducing its own legislation.