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# heads-of-bill - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Mixed reaction from transgender group to gender recognition bill

The bill will provide for State recognition of the acquired gender of transgender people over 18 who are not married or in a civil partnership.

# heads-of-bill - Thursday 2 May, 2013

No decision from Fianna Fáil on abortion vote

Following an afternoon meeting, the party said it would not make a decision on legislative proposals.

'Professional experts' only to be called for hearings on abortion bill

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings on the Heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013.

Column: Legislators colluded against women but abortion law provides clarity

Irish women have been denied their constitutional right to adequate maternal healthcare but the new draft law changes that, argues Labour TD Ciara Conway.

# heads-of-bill - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Analysis: Draft abortion law has gaps which require clarification

The new law is a draft and some important issues raised by its publication need clarification, write law experts Jennifer Schweppe and Dr Eimear Spain.

Pro-life groups: 'Proposals go too far'; Pro-choice: 'Bill doesn't go far enough'

It’s not often that Clare Daly and Youth Defence are in agreement…

'No conscientious objection' for Fine Gael TDs on abortion bill, says Kenny

Whether they are doctors or legislators, “conscience objection doesn’t absolve people from responsibility.”

Taoiseach says new abortion rules just offer clarity and 'won't change law'

“It will cover existing constitutional rights only… it will not create any new rights,” the Taoiseach said.

# heads-of-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.