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#Jillian van Turnhout

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

LGBT charity Glen to cease operations
# No Longer Viable
# No Longer Viable

LGBT charity Glen to cease operations

May 18th 2017, 8:49 AM 16,133 Views 29 Comments

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
# GLEN
# GLEN

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

Apr 21st 2017, 10:29 PM 8,082 Views 41 Comments

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
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

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

Jun 23rd 2016, 10:28 PM 59,328 Views 102 Comments

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
# Analysis

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

Jun 11th 2015, 9:30 PM 9,589 Views 22 Comments

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
# No New Members
# No New Members

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

Jun 3rd 2015, 6:40 PM 15,596 Views 45 Comments

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
# Power Vacuum
# Power Vacuum

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

May 27th 2015, 6:30 AM 23,754 Views 68 Comments

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
# Conflict Of Interest
# Conflict Of Interest

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

Apr 12th 2015, 8:00 AM 8,374 Views 20 Comments

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'
# To Join Or Not To Join
# To Join Or Not To Join

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

Jan 21st 2015, 10:00 AM 21,669 Views 46 Comments

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
# Vacancy
# Vacancy

Fine Gael could have another Seanad headache on its hands

Jan 13th 2015, 8:00 PM 17,023 Views 23 Comments

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?
# Close Call
# Close Call

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

Dec 16th 2014, 4:00 PM 13,049 Views 123 Comments

“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
# Language In The Law
# Language In The Law

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

Nov 28th 2014, 4:42 PM 7,626 Views 16 Comments

“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'
# Birth Certs
# Birth Certs

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

Nov 19th 2014, 3:40 PM 7,340 Views 6 Comments

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
# ADOPTION RIGHTS
# ADOPTION RIGHTS

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

Nov 17th 2014, 9:27 AM 10,110 Views 13 Comments

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
# Stubbed Out
# Stubbed Out

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

Oct 2nd 2014, 9:04 AM 5,523 Views 49 Comments

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
# House Of Cards

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

Aug 16th 2014, 6:30 PM 10,535 Views 18 Comments

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
# Contest
# Contest

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

Aug 13th 2014, 5:00 PM 10,905 Views 21 Comments

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
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

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

Jun 10th 2014, 7:42 PM 4,489 Views 4 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Apr 17th 2014, 3:19 PM 9,702 Views 62 Comments

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"
# Van Turnhout
# Van Turnhout

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

Mar 5th 2014, 12:01 AM 12,540 Views 71 Comments

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'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

Sep 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,070 Views 34 Comments

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
# Beauty Contest
# Beauty Contest

Child beauty pageant goes ahead in Monaghan

Sep 21st 2013, 3:51 PM 30,286 Views 268 Comments

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
# Jillian Van Turnhout
# Jillian Van Turnhout

Senator calls for child beauty pageant to be cancelled

Sep 19th 2013, 1:09 PM 10,493 Views 92 Comments

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
# Seanad Recall

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

Aug 20th 2013, 11:59 AM 8,329 Views 24 Comments

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
# Petition
# Petition

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

Apr 6th 2013, 8:15 AM 9,124 Views 18 Comments

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
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Van Turnhout in discussions with Fine Gael over filling Mitchell's MEP seat

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 5,667 Views 17 Comments

TheJournal.ie 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'
# Forced Labour
# Forced Labour

Forced labour 'alive and well in Ireland'

Dec 4th 2012, 12:28 PM 6,189 Views 20 Comments

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
# Youth Work
# Youth Work

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

Nov 16th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,771 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Child Deaths
# Child Deaths

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

Jun 18th 2012, 4:52 PM 2,267 Views 12 Comments

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
# Smoking Ban
# Smoking Ban

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

May 10th 2012, 7:59 AM 2,201 Views 48 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Apr 10th 2012, 10:47 AM 7,294 Views 128 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Child pornography blocking system to be debated by Seanad

Feb 29th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,554 Views 88 Comments

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
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Two senators nominated by Enda Kenny critical of Budget 2012

Dec 8th 2011, 5:37 PM 2,875 Views 8 Comments

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
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Fears mount over Budget cut to child benefit

Nov 21st 2011, 8:52 AM 2,289 Views 46 Comments

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

Senator says requests for Norris support 'feel like harassment'
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Senator says requests for Norris support 'feel like harassment'

Sep 23rd 2011, 11:12 AM 2,587 Views 100 Comments

Jillian van Turnhout says some people asking her to nominate David Norris for the Presidency “have been abusive”.

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

As Dana and Norris’s presidential hopes fade, who’s supporting who?
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

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

Sep 20th 2011, 6:40 PM 2,266 Views 54 Comments

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
# Seanad Éireann
# Seanad Éireann

President's husband among Taoiseach's 11 Seanad nominees

May 20th 2011, 8:15 PM 1,403 Views 0 Comments

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