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#Anne Ferris

# anne-ferris - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Labour TD reveals 'absolutely disgusting' hate mail

Anne Ferris said she could wallpaper a room in her house with the abuse she has received.

# anne-ferris - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Renua says flat tax calculator taken down over 'technical issues' - but others aren't so sure

The party is proposing a radical overhaul of the tax system and the introduction of a single 23% rate.

# anne-ferris - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Anne Ferris has officially rejoined the Labour Party after five months

Ferris lost the whip in February but the Labour party agreed to let her come back in a unanimous vote taken today.

# anne-ferris - Friday 8 May, 2015

'The Dáil is full of men who will never need an abortion, we don't know what it's like'

A very passionate debate has just taken place in the Dáil.

# anne-ferris - Friday 10 April, 2015

Joan Burton made a new friend today

The Tánaiste is on the by-election campaign trail in Carlow-Kilkenny.

# anne-ferris - Monday 2 March, 2015

Labour will allow this TD back on one condition...

* As long as Anne Ferris votes with the government she will return to the parliamentary party in the autumn.

# anne-ferris - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Where else are abortion laws as strict as in Ireland?

We’re relatively unique in terms of developed countries.

# anne-ferris - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Will Anne Ferris be allowed to rejoin Labour?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# anne-ferris - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

'A shameful abandonment': Just one Labour TD defies party as Clare Daly's abortion bill voted down

The Dáil has voted to reject a bill providing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.

Some Labour TDs could miss today's abortion vote, no whip on Fianna Fáil deputies

Meanwhile, Anne Ferris said she is willing to face the consequences of being expelled from the Labour Party.

Will anyone else in Labour be as bold or brave as Anne Ferris?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# anne-ferris - Thursday 29 January, 2015

'Deeply wrong': Labour TD abstains from vote on mother and baby homes inquiry

Labour TD Anne Ferris abstained from the vote criticising the lack of objectivity of the investigation.

# anne-ferris - Thursday 18 December, 2014

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night

A large number of Labour deputies missed the vote on a bill to hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment.

# anne-ferris - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

# anne-ferris - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Philomena Lee deserves an apology from the state: Labour TD

Anne Ferris was opening a world adoption conference in UCC today.

# anne-ferris - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum

There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.

# anne-ferris - Thursday 17 July, 2014

'I never fought with her over toys': Here is Anne Ferris's moving Dáil speech about her sister

She was speaking during a Dáil debate on mother and baby homes.

# anne-ferris - Thursday 19 June, 2014

'One suicide within prison is too many'

The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.

# anne-ferris - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

'We'll establish who’s bogus and who’s not': Charity Regulator Chair promises reform

The body was set up in the wake of the controversies that surrounded the CRC and Rehab.

# anne-ferris - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Will Eamon Gilmore move from Foreign Affairs? 'It's a matter for himself' says Ferris

Gilmore says a reshuffle of the Cabinet is something that will most likely be discussed later this year.

# anne-ferris - Saturday 10 May, 2014

"For 23 years I lived with pain in my heart that I had lost my own baby"

The bill will allow adoptive parents and close blood relatives of an adopted child to agree access arrangements.

# anne-ferris - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Labour reminds us it wanted a Garda Authority 14 years ago

Lead author of a policy paper, TD Anne Ferris, denied this was an attempt by the party to take charge of government discussions on the establishment of the new body.

# anne-ferris - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Dáil to hear another attempt to end compulsory retirement age

A Bill put forward by Labour TD Anne Ferris would see the current compulsory retirement age of 65 scrapped.

# anne-ferris - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Labour TD 'felt very sore' after secret recording of his views on abortion

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin was one of two Labour TDs whose views on abortion were secretly recorded and published in a Sunday newspaper earlier this year.

# anne-ferris - Saturday 29 June, 2013

New committee report will ‘lift the lid’ on domestic abuse

Vice Chairperson of the committee, Anne Ferris, has urged victims to get in touch to share their experiences and tell them how the system can be improved.

# anne-ferris - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Column: I'm a pro-choice TD and I’ve never pretended to be anything else

Labour TD Anne Ferris says a Sunday Independent article ‘revealing’ her beliefs about abortion is irrelevant because she has gone on public record expressing her pro-choice beliefs.

Labour TD says newspaper 'sting' job on abortion beliefs was intended to mislead

A Sunday newspaper published transcripts from taped conversations between Anne Ferris and another Labour TD regarding their views on abortion legislation – but Ferris says the supposed ‘sting’ adds nothing new to her public position on the matter.

# anne-ferris - Friday 28 December, 2012

Column: It’s time to scrap the 30-year rule on State documents

Slashing the time these crucial records stay secret would help the cause for transparency, writes Labour TD Anne Ferris.

# anne-ferris - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?

A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.

# anne-ferris - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Prostitution programme 'showed the appalling abuse of women' - Taoiseach

Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that the government intends to introduce legislation to clamp down on the prostitution industry in Ireland.

# anne-ferris - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Ahern claimed €377k in expenses since leaving office

Details provided to Wicklow TD Anne Ferris show that the ‘Teflon Taoiseach’ has claimed over €10,000 in phone expenses alone.

# anne-ferris - Thursday 18 August, 2011

TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics

The Labour TD for Wicklow / East Carlow says women face five particular challenges they need met, before they can consider running for election, and we can achieve balance.

# anne-ferris - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected

A full recount will get underway in Galway West this afternoon with five candidates already elected but not yet declared.