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#Anne Ferris

# anne-ferris - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Labour TD reveals 'absolutely disgusting' hate mail
# Abortion
# Abortion

Labour TD reveals 'absolutely disgusting' hate mail

Jan 30th 2016, 1:44 PM 21,265 Views 330 Comments

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
# Flat Tax
# Flat Tax

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

Dec 8th 2015, 4:55 PM 15,449 Views 39 Comments

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
# Back In
# Back In

Anne Ferris has officially rejoined the Labour Party after five months

Jul 15th 2015, 9:53 PM 10,173 Views 32 Comments

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'
# The 8th Amendment
# The 8th Amendment

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

May 8th 2015, 11:56 AM 21,816 Views 119 Comments

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

# anne-ferris - Friday 10 April, 2015

Joan Burton made a new friend today
# Red Rooster
# Red Rooster

Joan Burton made a new friend today

Apr 10th 2015, 6:25 PM 12,480 Views 89 Comments

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...
# Reprieve
# Reprieve

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

Mar 2nd 2015, 2:00 PM 10,903 Views 29 Comments

* 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?
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Where else are abortion laws as strict as in Ireland?

Feb 14th 2015, 8:30 AM 31,792 Views 184 Comments

We’re relatively unique in terms of developed countries.

# anne-ferris - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Will Anne Ferris be allowed to rejoin Labour?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Will Anne Ferris be allowed to rejoin Labour?

Feb 11th 2015, 9:00 AM 6,720 Views 33 Comments

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
# All Over
# All Over

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

Feb 10th 2015, 10:48 PM 43,246 Views 228 Comments

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
# Labour's Way
# Labour's Way

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

Feb 10th 2015, 12:14 PM 40,033 Views 162 Comments

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?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

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

Feb 10th 2015, 9:00 AM 6,693 Views 20 Comments

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
# Unmarried Mothers
# Unmarried Mothers

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

Jan 29th 2015, 9:15 AM 14,842 Views 68 Comments

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
# Absent
# Absent

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night

Dec 18th 2014, 2:05 PM 11,734 Views 51 Comments

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?
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?

Oct 16th 2014, 11:58 AM 4,267 Views 17 Comments

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

# anne-ferris - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Philomena Lee deserves an apology from the state: Labour TD
# The Hardest Word
# The Hardest Word

Philomena Lee deserves an apology from the state: Labour TD

Sep 4th 2014, 2:17 PM 8,837 Views 15 Comments

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
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

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

Aug 19th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,547 Views 214 Comments

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
# SPeaking From The Heart
# SPeaking From The Heart

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

Jul 17th 2014, 6:08 PM 35,367 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

'One suicide within prison is too many'

Jun 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,560 Views 27 Comments

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
# Public Confidence
# Public Confidence

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

Jun 18th 2014, 4:31 PM 4,919 Views 6 Comments

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
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

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

May 20th 2014, 11:22 AM 4,456 Views 19 Comments

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"
# Open Adoption Bill
# Open Adoption Bill

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

May 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 16,407 Views 9 Comments

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
# Taking The Lead
# Taking The Lead

Labour reminds us it wanted a Garda Authority 14 years ago

Apr 8th 2014, 10:27 AM 4,443 Views 27 Comments

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
# Anne Ferris
# Anne Ferris

Dáil to hear another attempt to end compulsory retirement age

Apr 3rd 2014, 7:15 AM 9,158 Views 38 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Aug 21st 2013, 6:55 AM 11,271 Views 214 Comments

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
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

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

Jun 29th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,245 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

May 2nd 2013, 7:00 PM 7,893 Views 46 Comments

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.

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

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

May 2nd 2013, 7:00 PM 19 Views 78 Comments

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.

# anne-ferris - Friday 28 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 28th 2012, 8:15 AM 76 Views 24 Comments

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?
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Nov 29th 2012, 4:49 PM 17,127 Views 51 Comments

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
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

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

Feb 8th 2012, 12:25 PM 5,184 Views 48 Comments

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
# Taoisigh
# Taoisigh

Ahern claimed €377k in expenses since leaving office

Oct 5th 2011, 11:45 AM 47,304 Views 86 Comments

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
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics

Aug 18th 2011, 6:12 PM 933 Views 14 Comments

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
# GE11
# GE11

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

Mar 1st 2011, 7:58 AM 981 Views 0 Comments

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