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#Private Members' Bill

# private-members-bill - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland

Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan have signed the letter ahead of the reading of a bill that would decriminalise abortion across the UK.

# private-members-bill - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed

The Sinn Féin Bill carries a possible penalty of five years in jail for the offence.

# private-members-bill - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'The joke is actually on us': Dáil to decide on bill to abolish blasphemy as a crime

The Social Democrats have brought proposals, citing the recent example of the complaint made against Stephen Fry.

# private-members-bill - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'Government should have the final say on River Shannon water levels, not the ESB'

Fianna Fáil has a private member’s bill in the Dáil today calling for more flood protections.

# private-members-bill - Monday 21 November, 2016

Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it

Halligan said he is planning to introduce a bill proposing to make assisted suicide legal in Ireland.

# private-members-bill - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Ticket touting for sports and music events could be coming to an end

A new Bill aims to prevent people selling a ticket above the cost price.

# private-members-bill - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill

Sinn Féin are set to table the bill today but insists that it doesn’t make them anti-wind energy.

# private-members-bill - Monday 13 January, 2014

'Clocking' car mileage could be banned in Ireland

Clocking means turning the mileage reading back in cars.

# private-members-bill - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Mixed response from symphysiotomy survivors to lifting statute of limitations

One group representing survivors has given a guarded welcome to the news, while another is uneasy about the idea.

# private-members-bill - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Government accepts Bill to allow for symphysiotomy compensation

Symphysiotomy was a surgical procedure used in Irish maternity hospitals until 1984. It involved the unnecessary unhinging of the patient’s pelvis during or after child birth.

# private-members-bill - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

'Not an option' to leave out suicide provision in any abortion law - Shatter

Justice Minister Alan Shatter was speaking as the government prepares to respond to the expert group on abortion’s report before the end of the year. TDs will also debate and vote on abortion legislation tonight.

# private-members-bill - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Dáil proposal calls for greater protection of 1916 Rising HQ

Sinn Féin is bringing a private members’ motion calling for the protection and full preservation of the Moore Street site.

# private-members-bill - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Column: We have waited long enough. It’s time to take action on the X case

Last night, the Dáil began a debate about legislating for the X case. Clare Daly TD writes about why she brought the legislation forward – and why it’s so important for Irish women.

# private-members-bill - Friday 3 February, 2012

Dáil sittings on a Friday are 'a slap in the face of reform' - Fianna Fail TD

Billy Kelleher has accused the government of “window-dressing” by implementing Friday sittings where he says “no meaningful business” is being done.

# private-members-bill - Monday 19 December, 2011

Cremations must be regulated to avoid criminal misuse, TD says

Tommy Broughan said new laws would help avoid tragedies like the Harold Shipman murders in the UK – where it was alleged cremation helped the killer conceal his crimes.

# private-members-bill - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Government to block "bizarre proposal" restricting lobbying of judges

The government is to vote against John Crown’s bill which would require TDs and Senators to declare any contact with judges.