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It could be easily missed but there's a really important piece of legislation making it's way through Oireachtas at the moment - the Coroners (Amendment) Act 2018…
Thousands of deaths are considered by #coroners every year in Ireland and these are hugely important not just for families who have lost loved ones, but for society as a whole
The #coroners system in Ireland is regulated by legislation from 1962. It's enormously outdated. A report in 2000 recommended wholesale reform of the system. @ClareDalyTD introduced an excellent Bill in 2015
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It didn't take a while lot of googling to find out that the doctors who staged the walkout at the ICGP EGM were also involved in the loveboth campaign. Wish @rtenews @Independent_ie @VirginMediaNews would do a little more background homework. #legisl8…
Medial Alliance for the 8th, Love Both, Catholic Ireland Dr. Niall Maguire. #legisl8…
Dr. Kirsten Fuller, of Tipperary with Mattie McGrath. #legisl8…
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Report stage of the #legisl8 bill resuming in the Dáil shortly. Here is my report from last night -…
We're still on Amendment 28, backed by Carol Nolan which seeks to ban abortion on grounds of sex, race or disability up to 12 weeks. Ms Nolan says there are "paternalistic cultures" which could force women to have abortions for certain reasons.
Simon Harris is explaining to the Dáil that the bill does not permit abortion on grounds of sex, race or disability and claims the point of the amendment is to make the whole bill "inoperable" because it would require a doctor to be able to read a woman's thoughts.
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Report stage of the #legisl8 bill has resumed where we left it off last night: Carol Nolan's amendments which seek to ban abortion as a public health service and make women pay, except for in cases where the woman's life is at risk.
Mattie McGrath is complaining that anti-abortion TDs are being portrayed as delaying the bill. Danny Healy Rae is also now speaking, to also complain about being portrayed as holding up the bill.
Michael Collins is also now on his feet, to speak on this amendment for the second time. He claims that pro-choice TDs were using "bully boy tactics" last night, and he is very unhappy about it. Michael Healy Rae says he thinks there were personal attacks against Carol Nolan.
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Thread: This is a list of the challenges and problems with @SimonHarrisTD's abortion bill. #legisl8…
1) It never uses the word 'abortion'.
2) It applies to 'women', when intersex, non-binary and trans people will also need abortions.
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