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25 April 2018 01:52 8th Amendment has 70:30 support in Midlands

Offaly TD Carol Nolan said the Midlands is “overwhelmingly” opposed to next month’s referendum during a pro-life event where she did not rule out leaving Sinn Féin unless the party allows a conscience vote on future abortion legislation. Speaking at a Cherish All The Children launch at Dublin’s GPO which saw pro-life campaigners compare women who have had abortions 25

29 March 2018 12:15 Protesters gather around the country over treatment of women in criminal justice system

A LARGE CROWD has gathered at the Spire in Dublin to protest the treatment of women in the criminal justice system following yesterday’s Belfast rape trial verdict. People are using chalk to draw the #IBelieveHer statement that has been used widely in social media following the verdict. Solidarity-PBP TD Bríd Smith says the turnout represents an anger 7

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 31

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 23

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 14

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 10

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 6

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 8

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 8