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06 February 2018 22:45 FF councillor apologises for tweet telling Ruth Coppinger to 'please just keep your clothes on'

Patrick McKee says that no offence was intended. A FIANNA FÁIL councillor has apologised for telling AAA-PBP TD Ruth Coppinger that she should “keep your clothes on”. The tweet was sent by councillor Patrick McKee last night while Coppinger was on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne programme. The tweet was criticised by numerous people online with McKee’s party colleague 12

25 October 2017 16:07 McGrath calls Eighth Amendment committee a 'charade', walks out

Independent TD Mattie McGrath of the Rural Independent Group has walked out of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment describing it as a "charade". Deputy McGrath took offence at the Sinn Féin Deputy Jonathan O'Brien who said the Tipperary TD had "mesmerised" the committee. Mr McGrath criticised committee chairperson Catherine Noone for not reading a letter 16

06 October 2017 23:16 70% would vote for abortion in limited cases

A reported 70% of voters said they would vote in favour of abortion in limited circumstances. According to an Ipsos MRBI poll, seven out of 10 voters would vote in that manner, with 17% against and 12% undecided. Furthermore, 57% of people said the Government should hold a referendum on abortion in cases of rape, fatal foetal abnormality or real risk to the life of the woman 11

20 September 2017 15:27 Citizens’ Assembly was not ‘misled’ on abortion, says judge

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy rejects claim that assembly was coaxed into ‘liberal’ stance The growing use of abortion pills by women in Ireland should be looked at by the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment, Citizens’ Assembly chairwoman Ms Justice Mary Laffoy has said. She told the first public session of the committee she did not think the topic 5

20 September 2017 01:12 Committee on abortion to hear from Laffoy at first meeting

Citizens’ Assembly chairwoman to discuss recommendations with Oireachtas members Citizens’ Assembly chairwoman Ms Justice Mary Laffoy will address the surprise caused by the assembly’s recommendations on abortion at the first public meeting of the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment on Wednesday. In April, the assembly recommended Ireland’s 3

13 September 2017 23:04 Solidarity-PBP rules out coalition with ‘rightward-leaning’ Sinn Féin

Solidarity-People Before Profit has ruled Sinn Féin out of any future broad-left coalition after accusing the party of “leaning in a rightward direction” by remaining open to a deal with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil. The six-TD strong group outlined the position at its pre-Dáil think-in, claiming Sinn Féin is lurching to the right and risks becoming a “mudguard 5

25 July 2017 11:01 Rules to be developed for social media use during trials

The move, announced by Chief Justice Susan Denham, comes just weeks after the conclusion of the Jobstown trial during which the publication of prejudicial material on online platforms was a feature. Ms Justice Denham said social media was a "great tool for the mass dissemination of information", but there were "widespread and real" concerns about its use in connection 9

14 July 2017 15:12 Paul Murphy sends 800-word letter claiming defamation by Taoiseach and ministers

Solidarity TD says Varadkar ‘thuggery’ claim against Dáil rules Solidarity TD Paul Murphy has written to the Ceann Comhairle accusing Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of defaming him when he accused Murphy of thuggery during a Dáil debate on the Jobstown protest. In an 800 word letter to Seán Ó Fearghaíl, signed by Mr Murphy and his fellow TDs Ruth Coppinger and Mick Barry 5

14 July 2017 01:30 Taoiseach and two ministers defamed me

In a letter to be sent to the Ceann Comhairle today, Mr Murphy will claim Mr Varadkar's accusation that events at the Jobstown protest amounted to "thuggery" broke Oireachtas rules. Mr Murphy alleges the Taoiseach description of the demonstration suggests he was involved in 'anger', 'swear words' and throwing a water balloon. He goes on to cite Justice 6

14 July 2017 00:01 Paul Murphy accuses Taoiseach of defaming him

Solidarity TD makes claim over Leo Varadkar’s remarks during Jobstown debate Solidarity TD Paul Murphy has accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of defaming him when he accused Murphy of thuggery during a Dáil debate on the Jobstown protest. Mr Murphy and his colleagues Ruth Coppinger and Mick Barry are understood to be writing to Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl 2