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#Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Is Fianna Fáil really completely opposed to abortion?

Analysis: Micheál Martin has said Fianna Fáil “are not going there” on the 8th Amendment.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Peadar Tóibín returning to Sinn Féin after six-month suspension

The Meath West deputy expects to be back in the party by the end of the month.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Monday 20 January, 2014

Dáil bar is exempt from holding a licence and its operation will not change

In a letter to Gerry Adams TD, the Oireachtas Joint sub-Committee on Administration said that the bar ‘operates on the basis of parliamentary privilege’.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Friday 20 December, 2013

BAI upholds complaint about abortion coverage on RTÉ's Morning Edition

The upheld complaint alleged that the presenter did not adequately challenge remarks put forward by a contributor.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Peadar Tóibín: Fianna Fáil approached me, but I want to rejoin Sinn Féin

The Meath West TD is suspended from Sinn Féin after voting against the abortion bill but he insists he wants to rejoin the party in January.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Minister Paschal Donohoe hopes for route back to FG for TDs who left party

Donohoe replaced Lucinda Creighton as Minister of State for EU Affairs.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Monday 14 October, 2013

FG TD who was told not to help with communion insists he's 'very much pro-life'

Derek Keating has been told not to fulfil his duties as a minister of the Eucharist at St Mary’s Parish in Lucan in the wake of his support for the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill last July.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Chief Whip has no regrets over 5am Dáil sitting, says FG could have lost 10 TDs

Paul Kehoe has dismissed suggestions that Fine Gael faced losing up to 25 TDs over the abortion bill and has criticised the repetition by TDs during the debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Column: We are entitled to demand our TDs are sober while voting on legislation

Our TDs debate and vote on different, vitally important issues every day. We as taxpayers are entitled to expect them to do so without being under the influence of alcohol, writes Cora Sherlock.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Monday 9 September, 2013

TDs who feel discouraged from seeking Communion 'should speak to their priest'

A spokesperson for the Catholic Church was responding to a report at the weekend that TDs were being warned off seeking Communion by their priests.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Politicians' places of work: what happens around the world?

TDs and senators may have spent six figures in Leinster House bars last year, but how do their perks compare with those of their international counterparts?

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Friday 6 September, 2013

Pints, wine and scones: Nearly €7k spent in Dáil bars during late night abortion debate

The amount spent on pints of lager and Guinness as well as Snack bars and Club Milks as TDs debated the landmark abortion legislation is laid bare in documents obtained and published today by

Oireachtas bars turned over €300,000 last year

The Oireachtas bars do not “come under the same regulations as public bars”, a Freedom of Information request has confirmed.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Labour TD 'felt very sore' after secret recording of his views on abortion

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin was one of two Labour TDs whose views on abortion were secretly recorded and published in a Sunday newspaper earlier this year.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

President signs Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law

The move came after the President convened a meeting of the Council of State to discuss the bill yesterday.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Monday 29 July, 2013

Tánaiste will swear oath ‘in the presence of Almighty God’ despite being agnostic

Eamon Gilmore will take the oath required of all members of the Council of State today despite being agnostic and lobbying from Atheist Ireland.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?

The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. explains what it’s all about…

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

President Higgins to convene Council of State over abortion bill

Áras an Uachtaráin has said that a meeting will be held next Monday where members of the Council and the President will consider the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

More abortion legislation? Not from this government, says Shatter

The Justice Minister said it was a “great cruelty” that women could not seek a termination in cases of rape.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Over to you Mr President: Seanad passes abortion bill

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has passed all stages of the Oireachtas and now goes to President Michael D Higgins.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Thursday 18 July, 2013

'Disgusting and insensitive': Fianna Fáil senators condemn... Fianna Fáil senators

Meanwhile, the Seanad has passed committee stage of the abortion bill by 33 votes to 14 meaning it moves to its final stages next week.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Oireachtas Agenda: The state of the roads and young offenders

What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Pope urges Irish Catholics to 'recognise the inestimable value of all human life'

The Pope was speaking ahead of the Catholic Church’s annual ‘Day For Life’.

Here's how the Seanad voted on the abortion legislation

The bill has passed second stage in the upper house and now moves on to committee stage.

Fianna Fáil senator: 'I oppose this legislation because it is anti-women'

Jim Walsh was among those to contribute to the continuing debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill this afternoon.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Monday 15 July, 2013

Two senators hope to bring amendments on fatal foetal abnormalities

Senators are currently outlining their thoughts on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 in the Seanad.

LIVE: The Seanad debates the abortion legislation Abortion This post contains videos

LIVE: The Seanad debates the abortion legislation

The bill passed the Dáil last week but senators will seek to amend it forcing its return to the Dáil over the next few days. Watch proceedings live here.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Lucinda Creighton is unlikely to be chosen as a Fine Gael candidate again

Meanwhile Peadar Tóibín’s suspension from Sinn Féin for six months means he is banned from attending all party events.

Some TDs drank during abortion debate... and 'one or two were a bit wobbly'

TDs have denied there was a “mad drunken session” as the Dáil debated the abortion bill on Wednesday and Thursday but questions have arisen out of the lapgate incident and the Dáil bar being open until 5am.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Friday 12 July, 2013

Abortion bill passes final Dáil vote

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has passed the final stage of the Dáil this evening, after two day of heated debates.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Debate on abortion bill adjourned at 5am

The bill was due to be voted on last night – but debate concluded after a decision had been made on a number of amendments.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

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.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Sunday 7 July, 2013

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.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Saturday 6 July, 2013

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Thousands take to Dublin streets over proposed abortion legislation

Gardaí say approximately 35,000 people took to the streets today in opposition to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

TDs vote against extending abortion bill to include fatal foetal abnormalities

The amendment tabled by WUAG TD Seamus Healy was defeated at committee stage tonight.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Pearse Doherty: I don't have any personal desire to lead Sinn Féin

The Sinn Féin spokesperson has been tipped as a future leader of the party but would not go for the leadership if Gerry Adams was to resign in the near future, he said this week.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Keaveney: 'A lot of TDs are curious about a referendum on the abortion law'

The former Labour chairman, Colm Keaveney, continues to indicate that TDs and Senators could force a referendum on the abortion legislation, using a little-known provision of the Constitution to petition the President.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Abortion Rights Campaign says it cannot support the abortion bill

The campaign group has said that the legislation does not satisfy a European court ruling which called on Ireland to clarify its abortion laws.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

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