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# amendment

Last year
# Disability Allowance
Sinn Féin publish Disability Allowance amendment to extend payment following death of a child
It comes after a carer received a letter seeking repayment of the allowance due to it being claimed after her disabled son died.
All time
# law change
It's no longer possible to score a try against the post protector
Edinburgh went to extreme lengths against Munster last November.
'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.
# the eighth
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.
# come on in
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.
# Constitution
Controversial proposal to strip convicted terrorists of French nationality passed
It’s one of a tough set of measures proposed by President Francois Hollande.
# Abortion
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.
# Pledge
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.
# Vacancy
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.
# Who's Your Daddy?
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”.
# Coalition headache
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.
# Pantigate
Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?
What are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…
# Legislation
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.
# Seanad
Seanad votes to hold referendum on abolishing the Seanad
Today marked the final debate and vote on the Bill in the upper House.
# Abortion
Senators vote against fatal foetal abnormalities amendment
The amendment was defeated by 42 votes to 10. Here’s how the senators voted.
# Abortion
Dáil votes against first abortion bill suicide amendment
The debate on the bill will continue for another two hours in the Dáil.
# tfmr
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.
# Termination
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.
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.
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.
# Donations
New guidelines reduce maximum donations to political parties
The guidelines also address corporate donations to parties and include strict rules on transparency.
# Referendum
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.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added Shane Ross haircut
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Referendum
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.
# Referendum
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.
# Referendum
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”.
# New Zealand
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.
# Children's Rights
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.