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Ceisteanna - Questions: Referendum Campaigns (11 Feb 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Gerry Adams: ...I attended, whether citizens living outside this State, including citizens in the North, should be allowed to vote in presidential elections here, which debate I also attended, and the offence of blasphemy. It is important citizens can voice their views on such issues as soon as possible. Is there any possibility they will have an opportunity to do so before this term of Government runs out?

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights Issues (22 Jan 2014)

Maureen O'Sullivan: ...and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the prosecution of a person (details supplied) in Pakistan, who is sentenced to death by hanging on the basis of charges of blasphemy; if he has made representations to the Pakistani authorities in relation to this case and the general persecution of Muslims converting to Christianity, which is forbidden in some...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights Issues (21 Jan 2014)

Eamon Gilmore: ...to Pakistan at the time called upon the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad to convey our concern at the conviction and sentence. He also expressed our disquiet at the nature of Pakistan’s blasphemy law. Officials in my Department keep in regular contact with the Embassy of Pakistan on this and a number of other issues. At European level, freedom of religious belief and...

Seanad: Address to Seanad Éireann by Mr. Tom Arnold (16 Jan 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

David Norris: An example is the blasphemy business, which was complete nonsense. I remember saying, when the Bill on blasphemy was debated in the House, that within a matter of weeks some of the Muslim countries would point to Ireland as an example. Within a month Pakistan did so, but both Houses pushed the legislation through on the instruction of the Government. That is another example of why we...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Legislative Measures (7 Nov 2013)

Alan Shatter: ...and prison penalties - a term of up to 2 years imprisonment was possible. The provisions in sections 36 and 37 have regard to the legal advice from successive Attorneys General in the context of blasphemy, to the effect that we must address this matter as a constitutional obligation and ensure no default in compliance with the Constitution in relation to Article 40.6.1.i. Thus, in...

Seanad: Order of Business (6 Nov 2013)

Ivana Bacik: ...the chairperson of the convention, to speak to us not only about that recommendation but also about the range of recommendations the convention has made, including the most recent recommendation on blasphemy. It recommended last weekend that this offence should be deleted from the Constitution. It would be good to hear from Mr. Arnold about the work the convention has done and the work...

Order of Business (5 Nov 2013)

Enda Kenny: ...submitted. The Deputy will be aware that, following its most recent deliberations, the Constitutional Convention recommended change in respect of the articles in the Constitution which deal with blasphemy. The Government has decided that the matter raised by the Deputy and a number of others should be put to the people by mid-2015. On gay marriage, the preparatory legislation in respect...

Seanad: Order of Business (5 Nov 2013)

Ivana Bacik: ...Convention recommendation. It is very welcome. I was one of the many legislators who attended the convention this weekend, where a majority voted in favour of a removal of the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution. I hope we will see other referenda also taking place on similar recommendations of the convention.

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Constitutional Amendments (22 Oct 2013) See 1 other result from this answer

Patrick Nulty: 388. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps he will take to repeal the 2009 blasphemy legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44128/13]

Second Report of the Convention on the Constitution (Women in the Home): Statements (Resumed) (10 Oct 2013)

Maureen O'Sullivan: ...shall endeavour by appropriate means to promote equality in politics." I acknowledge the commitments given by the Minister in his opening speech. The Constitutional Convention, which is to complete its work shortly, will discuss the issue of blasphemy at its November meeting. Consideration will then be given in the new year to the establishment of a further convention and possible...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Programme for Government Implementation (16 Jul 2013)

Enda Kenny: ...years and aligning it with the local and European elections, Provision for same-sex marriage, Amending the clause on women in the home and encourage greater participation of women in public life, Removing blasphemy from the Constitution, Possible reduction of the voting age, Other relevant constitutional amendments that may be recommended by the Convention. In Progress Reduce the number...

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) (10 Jul 2013)

Denis Naughten: ...we must legislate for the X case. That is not the case and a number of examples have been given. I outlined one example on Second Stage. The Government parties made the argument well on the issue of blasphemy. We introduced legislation at the time, which we knew could never be implemented, because there is a blatant reference in the Constitution that we must provide for a law of...

Seanad: An Bille um an Dara Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Deireadh a Chur le Seanad Éireann) 2013: An Dara Céim (Atógáil) - Thirty-second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Éireann) Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed) (27 Jun 2013)

Aideen Hayden: ...include the review of the electoral system; reduction of the presidential term to five years; provision for same-sex marriage; deletion of outdated clauses on women in the home; the removal of blasphemy from the Constitution; and the possible reduction of the voting age. These are important matters in the life and future of the Constitution and as I already have stated, I believe the...

Seanad: An Bille um an Dara Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Deireadh a Chur le Seanad Éireann) 2013: An Dara Céim (Atógáil) - Thirty-second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Éireann) Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed) (27 Jun 2013)

Aideen Hayden: ...include the review of the electoral system; reduction of the presidential term to five years; provision for same-sex marriage; deletion of outdated clauses on women in the home; the removal of blasphemy from the Constitution; and the possible reduction of the voting age. These are important matters in the life and future of the Constitution and as I already have stated, I believe the...

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed) (27 Jun 2013)

Denis Naughten: .... Law is not always logical. Usually the problem arises with historic law, not with new law. I remind Members of the controversy in this House and in committee in 2009 on the issue of blasphemy. Members will recall that blasphemy is specifically provided for in the Constitution. Bizarrely, since the adoption of the Constitution in 1937, it took until 1961 for such a law to be...

Seanad: Order of Business (17 Apr 2013) See 1 other result from this debate

Maurice Cummins: ...that consultation and dialogue is needed now in order to deal with the Croke Park II agreement and the Judiciary. Senator Quinn mentioned a Pakistani lady who has been in jail for four years for blasphemy and awaits a death sentence. I shall bring the matter to the attention of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, as requested. Senator Kelly referred to the cold case report that is due soon...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Constitutional Convention (27 Nov 2012)

Enda Kenny: ...marriage; amending the clause on the role of women in the home and encouraging greater participation of women in public life; increasing the participation of women in politics; removing the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution; and such other relevant constitutional amendments that may be recommended by the Convention. The Government has formally committed to giving a public...

Seanad: Order of Business (22 Nov 2012)

Ivana Bacik: ...A of Leinster House on the separation of church and State, which I am hosting, with Atheist Ireland. One of the speakers is the author Sanal Edamaruku, who is facing jail in India on a charge of blasphemy. The briefing will give us an opportunity to discuss our blasphemy law.

Seanad: Order of Business (21 Nov 2012)

David Norris: ..., I am interested in human rights. In terms of proportionality, what grieves me, as someone who loves and appreciates the whole Jewish culture and the State of Israel in its historic role, is the blasphemy against the fundamental ethos of Judaism in the killing of women and children. I never thought I would live to see this day, and I regret that I have. Account must also be taken of the...

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