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# bill - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Brussels: 'It's up to Cyprus to come up with a revised bailout deal'

The European Commission says there’s nothing else it can do if the Cypriot parliament won’t approve the bailout it offered.

Cyprus minister: Troika rejects our Plan B, and banks might never re-open

The interior minister says the Troika has rejected alternative options put forward by Cyprus for securing its €10 billion loan.

Cyprus turns to Russia for help after MPs reject deposit tax

While President Nicos Anastasiades meets party leaders at home, the finance minister heads to Moscow with cap in hand.

# bill - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Cyprus MPs overwhelmingly reject tax on deposits

Thirty six voted against it, while there were 19 abstentions.

# bill - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Ming: I want my penalty points back

The Dáil deputy described what led up to him not receiving penalty points or a fine though he was caught by gardaí driving while on a mobile phone on two occasions.

# bill - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Trócaire "mystified" by "weak" draft climate change bill

The charity said it is disappointed at what it describes as a “row back” on the all-party draft bill on climate change.

# bill - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Bill giving amnesty to Irish WWII deserters presented to Dáil

Soldiers who deserted the Defence Forces to fight for the allied side were denied pay and pension rights.

# bill - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

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Have you done a random act of kindness today, like these people?

Would you pay a restaurant bill for total strangers?

# bill - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

France: Bill to legalise gay marriage and same-sex adoption approved

The bill will allow same-sex couples to adopt as well as marry, putting France on track to join about a dozen other nations that allow gay marriage.

# bill - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Hayes: "Substantial contingency planning" by government on IBRC

He also said that Ireland is the most likely country to get back to the markets due to the “extraordinary patience and hard work” of its people over the last five years.

Noonan: IBRC bill brought through due to "immediate risk" to bank

The Finance Minister also said that there “is no deal” with the ECB at this point.

# bill - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

No intention to cut people's water cut off, says Minister

The Seanad is currently hearing details of the Water Services Bill, which will introduce water charges.

# bill - Saturday 19 January, 2013

In detail: the 30 Bills the Government is planning this spring

The coalition has published a list of 30 Bills it’s hoping to get published before the end of April. Here’s the lot.

# bill - Monday 7 January, 2013

'Modern day slavery' to be criminalised

Alan Shatter defined the term ‘forced labour’ in the new Human Trafficking Bill.

# bill - Thursday 27 December, 2012

No concerns for Samaritans confidentiality under Children First bill

The organisation said that it is working with the Department of Children and relevant authorities to ensure its processes and procedures meet the proposed Children First legislation.

# bill - Monday 17 December, 2012

Taxis will have to take shortest route under proposed laws

The proposed bill would also mean that people found guilty of certain offences would be automatically disqualified from holding a taxi licence.

# bill - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Specialist judges to 'speedily' deal with insolvency applications

Minister Shatter said that this is due to the new work for the courts as a result of the Personal Insolvency Bill.

# bill - Friday 14 December, 2012

Social Welfare repayments could 'force people into destitution' under new Bill

FLAC has said it is concerned that changes to the Social Welfare Bill means that when the government recovers overpayments it will push people below the basic minimum income threshold.

# bill - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Labour "has not voted against idea of legislating for abortion", says TD

Deputy Ann Phelan made the comment following the defeat of Clare Daly TD’s abortion bill in the Dáil last night.

# bill - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Daly abortion bill: How each TD voted

Clare Daly’s abortion bill was defeated by 101 votes to 27 tonight. Who voted what way?

Clare Daly abortion bill defeated by 101 votes to 27

The bill was put forward by Deputy Clare Daly, following a bill that was rejected in April.

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Crowd gathers outside Dáil for abortion rally

They met as members of the Dáil voted on an abortion bill put forward by Deputy Clare Daly. Also today, members of Youth Defence launched their latest campaign outside Leinster House.

# bill - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Abortion bill debate: TDs criticise leak of Expert Group report

The bill was put forward by Clare Daly TD. Minister Shatter encouraged her to withdraw it, saying it does not address in detail a number of issues.

# bill - 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”.

# bill - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

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Poll: Should wealthy parents be given the option to hand back child benefit?

Reports today suggest that wealthy parents may be given the option to return the €140 monthly payment. Good idea? Bad idea?

# bill - Friday 3 August, 2012

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Now THAT'S what we call an Olympic restaurant bill (Pic)

That’ll be £5 for the fried rice… oh, and £19,000 for drinks.

# bill - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Column: Why is the government delaying a law to recognise transgender people?

Ireland is in clear defiance of a High Court judgment that said the law on transgender people has to change, writes Michael Farrell.

# bill - Thursday 26 July, 2012

'Culture of bonus as an entitlement' behind push for banker bonus legislation, says O'Dea

Former FF minister says proposals target higher-ranking bankers and their work performance.

# bill - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

What is the cost of repairing pyrite-damaged homes?

The subject will be discussed today when the government’s pyrite panel takes part in an Oireachtas committee meeting.

# bill - Thursday 19 July, 2012

No opposition to Personal Insolvency Bill during Dáil debate

The bill includes measures to help mortage holders out of debt, with one TD saying it “has the potential to help families sleep easier at night”.

# bill - Monday 16 July, 2012

Pyrite bill to be introduced next week

The new bill would give homeowners more time to bring a case about pyrite in their homes to court.

# bill - Monday 25 June, 2012

Teachers to have their say on Children First Bill

They will speak to the government’s committee on health and children at its meeting tomorrow.

# bill - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Dáil votes down Bill to repeal Household Charge

Sinn Féin introduced the Bill yesterday and wanted to see the charge ‘consigned to the rubbish bin’. It was voted down this evening.

# bill - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

'Unconstitutional' search warrant process addressed but retrials, quashed convictions still possible

The new legislation comes after a successful appeal by a man allegedly involved in an international terrorist plot.

Bill to repeal household charge to be debated in the Dáil tonight

The bill is being proposed by Sinn Féin but will almost certainly be defeated by the government when it goes to a vote tomorrow.

# bill - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Dáil to vote on Bill to repeal Household Charge

Meanwhile, the LGMA has started the process of analysing data to identify those who have not yet paid.

# bill - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Ombudsman to discuss Children First Bill with Oireachtas Health Committee

Emily Logan is to give her input ahead of the drafting of the legislation.

# bill - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Column: Living wills could help end the taboo of death in Ireland

Living wills would remove doctors’ God-like ability to decide what happens to people who may be approaching the end of their life, writes Liam Twomey