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# amendment - Saturday 26 May, 2018

'Ireland in 2018 is not just a post-Catholic country, it's a pro-choice country'

It’s a very new day and a very new dawn for Ireland.

# amendment - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Charity's warning ahead of referendum: 'Stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome'

Down Syndrome Ireland said use of images could cause stress for parents.

# amendment - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Why is the government arguing to let UK boats fish off Ireland's coasts?

Fishing limits could become a contentious issue after Brexit, as quotas and fishing territories are renegotiated.

# amendment - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Controversial proposal to strip convicted terrorists of French nationality passed

It’s one of a tough set of measures proposed by President Francois Hollande.

# amendment - Monday 18 August, 2014

Explainer: What is the 8th Amendment? Abortion This post contains a poll

Explainer: What is the 8th Amendment?

There are calls for a referendum on the amendment to be held after a woman was refused an abortion under our current laws.

# amendment - Thursday 17 July, 2014

The government says children under six will have free GP care later this year

Legislation passed today includes an amendment to ban gagging orders on doctors that was put forward by Senator John Crown.

# amendment - Friday 11 July, 2014

The government doesn't have a majority in the Seanad, but will pass a law to fix that today

Fine Gael hopes to fill the vacant Seanad seat when TDs and Senators return from their holidays in September.

# amendment - Thursday 10 July, 2014

New law would make it complusory for fathers' names to be included on birth certs

The new Bill has been described as “the most important reform of family law for a generation”.

# amendment - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

The government has lost another Seanad vote - and it could delay free GP care for children Coalition Headache This post contains videos

The government has lost another Seanad vote - and it could delay free GP care for children

Senator John Crown’s amendment to free GP care legislation has been passed – against the government’s wishes.

# amendment - Friday 11 April, 2014

Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?

What are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…

# amendment - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

How will the new Freedom of Information charges compare to other countries?

We look at how Ireland compares to the two other countries that charge upfront for FOI requests.

# amendment - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Seanad votes to hold referendum on abolishing the Seanad

Today marked the final debate and vote on the Bill in the upper House.

# amendment - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Senators vote against fatal foetal abnormalities amendment

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

# amendment - 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.

# amendment - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

TDs vote against extending abortion bill to include fatal foetal abnormalities

The amendment tabled by WUAG TD Seamus Healy was defeated at committee stage tonight.

# amendment - Thursday 20 June, 2013

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.

# amendment - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Column: Here's a win for all sides in the abortion debate

The 8th amendment, which protects the right to life of the unborn, is loved and hated in equal measure by both pro-life and pro-choice campaigners, writes Jane Horgan-Jones. It’s time to have a referendum on it.

# amendment - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Column: Change to the Constitution is needed in order to protect women’s lives

The recently completed HSE report into the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar’s death has pointed to Ireland’s unworkable legal situation as a significant factor in her medical treatment, writes Clara Fischer.

# amendment - Friday 11 January, 2013

New guidelines reduce maximum donations to political parties

The guidelines also address corporate donations to parties and include strict rules on transparency.

# amendment - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Catholic Bishops give cautious welcome to Referendum

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference said the amendment offers a ‘reasonable and balanced approach’ to children’s rights.

# amendment - Friday 19 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Shane Ross haircut

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

# amendment - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Opposition parties likely to support Children's Rights referendum

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin welcome the wording, but SF says it wants to consult legal advisors before giving the referendum full approval.

Children's referendum 'not a charter for breaking up families' - Fitzgerald

Frances Fitzgerald says there is “no evidence” that Irish courts would seek to take children from parents if the referendum is approved.

Wording for children's referendum released

The wording has been published by Minister Frances Fitzgerald TD, who said the debate on the referendum is “a debate for all of us”.

# amendment - Thursday 26 July, 2012

New Zealand to vote on gay marriage

The country’s lawmakers will vote on whether to allow marriage between two people regardless of sex, gender identity or orientation.

# amendment - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Children's rights referendum for next year welcomed

The Minister for Children has said that the government is planning to hold the much-delayed referendum in 2012.