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# jillian-van-turnhout - Thursday 18 May, 2017

LGBT charity Glen to cease operations

Reduced staffing levels, no financial reserves and diminishing public trust all contributed to the decision.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Friday 21 April, 2017

LGBT charity orders full review of services in light of Charities Regulator review

The charity is being reviewed by Charities Regulator.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Thursday 23 June, 2016

CEO of suicide charity Console resigns as "history of deception" is revealed

The alleged bizarre financial practices of the charity were the subject of a RTÉ Investigations Unit special screened tonight.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Don't hold your breath for that new political party...

Analysis: The latest stories about a new party being imminent are nothing new.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Our newest Senator is 'dismayed' at being denied entry to independent group

Averil Power got the nod, but Gerard Craughwell did not.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Averil Power gets new office after Fianna Fáil tell her to make way for new TD

The independent senator was asked to leave her office in Leinster House just hours after her resignation from the party.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Sunday 12 April, 2015

DrinkAware wants to educate young people about drinking but it's facing criticism

It’s funded by the alcohol industry.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

'Lucinda or Shane never knocked at my door ... they probably knew better'

So, are any Senators going to join the new alliance or party?

# jillian-van-turnhout - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Fine Gael could have another Seanad headache on its hands

With independent senator Jillian van Turnhout in the running for Children’s Ombudsman there could be another vacancy in the upper house.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

'Sickened by the threats': Will Senators reject water charges?

“If the Seanad wants to be taken seriously it must do the right thing and not be merely a rubber stamp for the Government’s brutal austerity policies.”

# jillian-van-turnhout - Friday 28 November, 2014

Calls for new law to 'call child pornography what it is' - child abuse

“It’s time to get tough with these people.”

# jillian-van-turnhout - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Adoption group urges support for new law to stop adoptees 'feeling like pariahs'

James Reilly has said that the Adoption Bill will benefit from further consultation.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Monday 17 November, 2014

'My son died believing I had rejected him': Philomena Lee calls on Senators to support Adoption Bill

The Seanad is set to debate a Bill on the rights of adopted people this week.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Ireland is one step closer to a ban on smoking near children in cars

A bill will go to the Dáil next week, and has government support.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Saturday 16 August, 2014

'The other one is worser': Winners, losers and one we couldn't decide on from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

'The other one is worser': Winners, losers and one we couldn't decide on from the political week

You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

It's 'great news' that child beauty pageants have been axed - Senator

The Universal Royalty Beauty Contest is planning to proceed with its Belfast pageant.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010

One particular investigation showed that a child had been moved to 11 different residencies in 4 months.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Senators pass law banning smoking in cars with children - and the government's backing it

The bill now moves to the Dáil where it will have government support.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Seanad motion to stress "there is no place in Ireland for child beauty pageants"

The motion aims to ‘protect childhood from sexualisation’ and oppose further pageants in Ireland.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Hayes says 'wait and see' on Euro election run but Norah Casey insists: 'I'm out'

With the new constituencies decided political parties will soon be picking who they want to represent them in next year’s European Parliament election.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Child beauty pageant goes ahead in Monaghan

The organisers managed to keep the new venue of for the competition secret until today.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Senator calls for child beauty pageant to be cancelled

The Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant is taking place in Dublin this weekend, but Jillian Van Turnhout said the contest has ‘no place in Ireland’.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Senator accused of ‘talking through his derriere’ and ‘invoking memory of Bobby Ewing’ Seanad Recall This post contains videos

Senator accused of ‘talking through his derriere’ and ‘invoking memory of Bobby Ewing’

The Seanad is debating an emergency motion to annul legislation on organ transplantation.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Saturday 6 April, 2013

'Appalling', 'ghastly' and 'brutal' - doctors describe symphysiotomy ordeal

Medical professionals from around the world have come out in support in Ireland’s symphysiotomy survivors. Here’s what they had to say.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Van Turnhout in discussions with Fine Gael over filling Mitchell's MEP seat has learned that the senator is in discussions over the possibility of joining Fine Gael and running for the seat being vacated by Gay Mitchell next year.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Forced labour 'alive and well in Ireland'

Senator Jillian Van Turnhout is calling on the Government to legislate against forced labour, saying that 160 cases have been documented in Ireland since 2006.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Friday 16 November, 2012

Council's report: Investing in youth work saves money in long run

The National Youth Council of Ireland says every €1 spent on youth work results saves the State over €2 in the long run.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Monday 18 June, 2012

Report on deaths of children in State care shows 'systemic failure'

The report by the Independent Review Group set up to examine the deaths of nearly 200 children in care and young adults known to child protection services will be published this week.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Reilly will not oppose bill to ban smoking in cars when children are present

The bill proposed by a number of senators now moves forward to Committee stage next month.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Poll: Should smoking in cars when children are present be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should smoking in cars when children are present be banned?

Three senators are hoping to introduce legislation that would ban smoking while driving in cars but critics would argue people should be allowed the choice or that such laws would be hard to enforce. What do you think?

# jillian-van-turnhout - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Child pornography blocking system to be debated by Seanad

New proposals could radically cut the number of people in Ireland accessing child abuse material, according to backers.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Two senators nominated by Enda Kenny critical of Budget 2012

Katherine Zappone has questioned ‘external pressure’ on the Government’s choice of cuts while Jillian van Turnhout says it was not a child-friendly document.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Monday 21 November, 2011

Fears mount over Budget cut to child benefit

Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan has admitted that child benefit could be subject to cuts, despite warnings it could “push families into poverty”.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Friday 23 September, 2011

# jillian-van-turnhout - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?

David Norris would appear to have the best chance of being on the ballot paper but he faces an uphill task. We crunch the numbers to find out who independent TDs and Senators are supporting.

# jillian-van-turnhout - Friday 20 May, 2011

President's husband among Taoiseach's 11 Seanad nominees

Dr Martin McAleese will become a member of the new Seanad – as will Eamon Coughlan and Fiach MacConghail.