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#Lucinda Creighton

# lucinda-creighton - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

D-day for Creighton as Dáil to vote on abortion legislation

Fine Gael looks likely to lose the European Affairs minister when the Dáil debates and votes on amendments to the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill today but other wavering TDs could now support the new law.

Creighton ‘lost for words’ over abortion bill

Deputy Lucinda Creighton appealed to Minister James Reilly to listen to the evidence put forward by medical experts.

# lucinda-creighton - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Lucinda Creighton: "This is bigger than party politics"

The Minister of State for European Affairs has given another strong indication that she will vote against the abortion legislation.

# lucinda-creighton - Monday 8 July, 2013

TD facing expulsion still 'weighing up' decision ahead of abortion vote

The Fine Gael TD is on the fence ahead of Wednesday night’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# lucinda-creighton - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Column: Rebel Rebel – why are Irish politicians so whipped?

The Fine Gael spat over abortion legislation has brought public attention to the party whip system – an issue that’s rarely discussed and yet determines the outcome of nearly every vote in the Dáil, writes Dr Matthew Wall.

Poll: Should TDs who vote against their party face expulsion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should TDs who vote against their party face expulsion?

If the junior minister votes against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill she will lose the Fine Gael party whip.

# lucinda-creighton - Saturday 6 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# lucinda-creighton - Friday 5 July, 2013

Lucinda Creighton seeks removal of suicidal ideation from abortion bill

In the eight amendments tabled, Creighton also details an ambitious pathway of care for pregnant women who are suicidal.

# lucinda-creighton - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

These are the 24 TDs who voted against the abortion bill

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill passed the Dáil today but there was some opposition on all sides. Here’s who voted against it….

# lucinda-creighton - Monday 1 July, 2013

Lucinda Creighton strongly criticises abortion legislation – but doesn’t say how she’ll vote

The Fine Gael TD called for significant amendments to be made to the legislation before the final vote on it.

Video + speech: Here's what Lucinda Creighton had to say on abortion legislation Dáil This post contains videos

Video + speech: Here's what Lucinda Creighton had to say on abortion legislation

“I can only hope that logic and verifiable evidence will prevail and substantive amendments will be accepted to ensure that the rights of all human beings are protected with the full vigour of the law.”

Dobrodošli! Croatia becomes the 28th member of the EU

Croatia was first put on the list of candidate countries nine years ago and officially joined just after midnight today.

# lucinda-creighton - Monday 10 June, 2013

Lucinda Creighton: 'I have two very important men in my life - my husband and my Taoiseach'

“I don’t want to start a row with either,” the Junior Minister explained this morning when asked about the Seanad referendum.

# lucinda-creighton - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Ireland's undocumented to be discussed during meeting of Foreign Affairs Committee

The enlargement of the EU, as well as developments in the OSCE will also be discussed today.

# lucinda-creighton - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

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.

# lucinda-creighton - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

From The Daily Edge James Reilly, circuses: The week's news skewed Not The News

James Reilly, circuses: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: “I was delighted when I heard we were getting a new political party,” a man on a bus in Rialto said. “Then I heard there were TDs in it.”

# lucinda-creighton - Thursday 25 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added perfectly timed photos

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

Lucinda Creighton tells Olivia O'Leary to 'get a grip' over abortion issue

The junior minister heavily criticises the journalist Olivia O’Leary over her recent radio column in which she said it was time to “kick the Taliban out of our constitution”.

# lucinda-creighton - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

President Higgins to address European Parliament in Strasbourg

His 11am address, entitled “Towards a European Union of the Citizens”, will be followed by a joint press conference with the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.

# lucinda-creighton - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Two years' service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions

The government was appointed two years ago today – meaning senior ministers now have enough service for a pension.

# lucinda-creighton - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Creighton can't predict outcome of referendum on gay marriage

The EU Affairs minister tells the BBC she expects a referendum soon, but “genuinely” can’t predict whether it would pass.

# lucinda-creighton - Monday 4 February, 2013

'It's quite disturbing how negative the views about Germany are' - Lucinda Creighton

Minister of State for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton also said that Ireland’s neutrality was quite ‘narcissistic’.

# lucinda-creighton - Monday 21 January, 2013

Poll: Should the 'risk of suicide' be included in abortion legislation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the 'risk of suicide' be included in abortion legislation?

Junior Minister Lucinda Creighton has said a bill including the ‘risk of suicide’ could open the floodgates. But do you think it should be included in legislation for the X Case?

Creighton has 'grave reservations' about suicide risk in any X Case law

The junior minister is drafting her own bill which excludes the risk of suicide from legislation that will comply with the Supreme Court ruling in the X Case.

# lucinda-creighton - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Creighton calls for 'rational debate' over abortion issue

The Junior Minister was responding to “vicious, personal and horrific” letters she has received from pro-life and pro-choice activists recently.

# lucinda-creighton - Monday 31 December, 2012

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EU flag raised above Dublin Castle

In his address, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Ireland’s EU Presidency will be about three words: stability, jobs and growth.

Ceremony at Dublin Castle to mark Irish EU milestones

The first six months of 2013 will see Ireland host the EU Presidency.

# lucinda-creighton - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Ireland's EU presidency will cost less than in 2004 - Creighton

EU affairs minister Lucinda Creighton says Ireland’s next stint at the helm will cost far less than the last one.

# lucinda-creighton - Thursday 29 November, 2012

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

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.

# lucinda-creighton - Friday 5 October, 2012

Civil liberties group slams Creighton's "intransigence" on abortion ruling

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has submitted a report to the Council of Europe bemoaning the political attitude of the junior minister.

# lucinda-creighton - Monday 20 August, 2012

Here’s what the Taoiseach’s Department puts on its credit cards Exclusive

The Department of the Taoiseach ran up credit card bills of almost €25,000 in Enda Kenny’s first year in office.

# lucinda-creighton - Friday 27 July, 2012

Creighton: 'We need a competitive federal Europe'

Lucinda Creighton says that Ireland must forge a joint course with the rest of Europe in order to weather the current economic storm.

Irish bond auction welcomed but 'country is still on life support'

The NTMA auctioned over €4 billion in Irish bonds yesterday in the first long-term debt sale since the bailout.

# lucinda-creighton - Monday 25 June, 2012

Creighton takes French lessons ahead of Ireland's stint at EU presidency

The junior minister for EU Affairs is preparing for next year’s presidency of the Council of the EU by learning a fourth language.

# lucinda-creighton - Monday 28 May, 2012

Treaty campaigns dispute ESM access in latest referendum debate

The ULA’s Clare Daly and Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin clash over whether Ireland could get ESM funds after a No vote.

# lucinda-creighton - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Referendum roundup: 9 days to go Fiscal Compacted This post contains videos

Referendum roundup: 9 days to go

Austerity treaty, stability treaty, or somewhere in between? TheJournal.ie keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.