Report of the Expert Group on the Judgment in A, B and C V Ireland

The Government acted on its commitment in the programme for Government to establish an expert group on the judgment in the A, B and C case. The expert group published its report only shortly after an unfortunate young woman passed away in a Galway hospital. I welcome the Government's commitment to make a decision before the Christmas recess on what action it will propose to take on foot of the report. I also welcome the decision by the Joint Committee

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Constitutional Convention – Tom Arnold appointed as Chair

Constitutional Convention It was announced this morning (24th Oct 2012) that Tom Arnold is to be appointed as Chair of the Constitutional Convention.  66 members of the public who together make up a representative sample of the Irish public have been notified and agreed to participate. Convention on the Constitution will consider the following matters: Reducing the Presidential term of office to five years Reducing the voting age to 17 Review of

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Children should be seen and heard – Vote Yes

Yesterday we launched our video for the Labour campaign calling for a Yes vote in the forthcoming Children's Referendum on Saturday on November 10th. The video starred six year old Ella Hendron Kilcommons, who said the referendum gives: "Big people the opportunity to vote for little people who do not have a voice". The referendum will strengthen the protection of children in the Constitution, putting their safety and welfare at the centre of decision

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