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# exclusion zones

Last year
Plans to legislate for safe access zones outside abortion providers approved by Government
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly committed to seeing the Bill drafted “as quickly as possible so it can be introduced to the Oireachtas”.
All time
Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here?
The problem with drawing up legislation on exclusion zones is that there are competing rights involved, writes lecturer in constitutional law Dr Laura Cahillane.
Vast majority of people support banning protests outside facilities that provide abortion services
Eight in 10 women and over seven in 10 men support the measure, according to a new opinion poll.
'How dare you': Minister slams protesters who demonstrated outside the National Maternity Hospital
Simon Harris said the protests held outside Holles Street yesterday were ‘sickening’.
Simon Harris said he was 'appalled' by protesters outside the National Maternity Hospital today
Harris responded to a tweet and said he was committed to implementing exclusion zones.
Poll: Should councils introduce 'exclusion zones' for election posters?
Dublin City Council is considering such a move.
Dublin City Council to consider introducing 'exclusion zones' for election posters
Over 200 complaints were made about the location of posters during the local and European elections.
Drew Harris says existing legislation adequate in dealing with protests outside abortion centres
In July, Minister Simon Harris said exclusion zones outside hospitals and GP surgeries will be a “major priority”.
'What happened in relation to Holles Street was pretty disgusting' - Simon Harris says exclusion zones will be a priority
“We shouldn’t have to change the law to have a basic understanding of decency,” Harris said.
Harris accused of letting abortion protest exclusion zones 'fall off the agenda'
The group that staged a protest outside the National Maternity Hospital with three small white coffins plans to return this Saturday.
Taoiseach says they've run into 'real difficulties' around legislating for exclusion zones at GP surgeries
Varadkar says government needs to ensure they are on solid ground if one is going to restrict the right to protest.
Explainer: What could Ireland's abortion exclusion zones look like?
The government aims to have draft legislation in place by the summer.
Safe zone law around GP clinics offering abortions will prohibit photos being taken of women
Graphic posters were unfurled outside the Rotunda Hospital this summer were described by the minister as “despicable”.