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#Private Members' Bill

From TheJournal.ie 'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland Private Members' Bill

'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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'The joke is actually on us': Dáil to decide on bill to abolish blasphemy as a crime Private Members' Bill

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Government should have the final say on River Shannon water levels, not the ESB' The Flood

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it Assisted Suicide

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ticket touting for sports and music events could be coming to an end Tickets Get Your Tickets

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.

From TheJournal.ie The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill Ratio

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Clocking' car mileage could be banned in Ireland Offence

'Clocking' car mileage could be banned in Ireland

Clocking means turning the mileage reading back in cars.

From TheJournal.ie Mixed response from symphysiotomy survivors to lifting statute of limitations Symphysiotomy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Government accepts Bill to allow for symphysiotomy compensation Symphysiotomy

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not an option' to leave out suicide provision in any abortion law - Shatter Abortion

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil proposal calls for greater protection of 1916 Rising HQ Moore Street

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.

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

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Cremations must be regulated to avoid criminal misuse, TD says Cremation

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.

From TheJournal.ie Government to block "bizarre proposal" restricting lobbying of judges Lobbying

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.