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Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Constitutional Amendments (23 May 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Jonathan O'Brien: 80. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to hold a referendum to repeal the constitutional provision concerning blasphemy. [23559/17]

Seanad: Order of Business (10 May 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

Ivana Bacik: ...Patten and which led to the foundation of the PSNI. That is how serious the structural issue we are dealing with is. The Stephen Fry case that came to light over the weekend highlights the ridiculous nature of our law on blasphemy.

Order of Business (9 May 2017) See 2 other results from this debate

Enda Kenny: ------with referendum commissions to be independent in their analysis and give people full information so they can vote Yes or No to whatever question is asked, and the matter of blasphemy is one such question.

Seanad: Order of Business (9 May 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

David Norris: I agree completely with the previous speaker who raises a very important issue. I wish to raise another important issue for this country, that of blasphemy. I ask the Leader to arrange for a debate on this issue, to include a discussion on whether the Government will consider holding a referendum, if necessary, which could be tagged on to one of the other referenda that will be held. The...

Topical Issue Debate: UN Committees (4 May 2017)

Clare Daly: ...has dropped cluster bombs. Some 4 million Yemeni women and children are in a state of malnutrition. Saudi Arabia is a country in which there are public beheadings and floggings for crimes such as blasphemy or losing the faith. It funnels billions to ISIS. People have a right to know and the truth will out on this matter, sooner or later. The Minister might as well come clean. What...

An Bille um an gCúigiú Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Colscaradh) 2016: An Dara Céim - Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Divorce) Bill 2016: Second Stage (6 Apr 2017)

Leo Varadkar: ...amendments is building up, which I jotted down the other day. There is a likelihood of a referendum on the eighth amendment next year. There is also a need to have referenda on issues such as blasphemy, the place of women in the home, the patent court and several other matters, including the extension of voting rights in presidential elections to citizens living abroad.

Ceisteanna - Questions: Constitutional Convention Recommendations (28 Mar 2017) See 3 other results from this debate

Enda Kenny: -----when we will have the wording on blasphemy. As I said to Deputy Micheál Martin, the Government has not actually decided whether to hold a referendum this year. We are waiting for the report on the eighth amendment. We have not decided what we are doing next year. If we are to hold a referendum, we must prepare a White Paper, a strategy and a structure that will allow everybody...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Constitutional Amendments (7 Feb 2017)

Enda Kenny: ...Government, the Government is committed to holding constitutional referenda on the following matters: Article 41.2.1, regarding a "woman's life within the home"; Article 40.6.1, on the offence of blasphemy; Ireland's participation in the Unified Patent Court; and giving the office of Ceann Comhairle constitutional standing. Three of these proposals arise from the Constitutional...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights Cases (6 Dec 2016)

Charles Flanagan: ...The Irish Ambassador in Ankara has raised this case with the Pakistani authorities on a number of occasions. Officials in my Department have also raised this case, and our concerns regarding the blasphemy laws and persecution of Christians generally, with the Embassy of Pakistan in Dublin. I personally raised Ireland’s concerns on the blasphemy laws with my Pakistani...

Ceisteanna - Questions: Constitutional Convention Recommendations (15 Nov 2016) See 3 other results from this debate

Enda Kenny: ...the elected representatives of the House. There is no wording for a proposal to have a referendum on the right to vote for those over 16 years of age. There is a commitment to hold a referendum on blasphemy, but the question is rather technical. The question of women was raised as well. The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality set out the position on her Department's...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Referendum Campaigns (4 Oct 2016)

Enda Kenny: ..., the Government is committed to holding Constitutional referendums on the following matters: - Article 41.2.1, regarding a "woman's life within the home" - Article 40.6.1, on the offence of blasphemy - Ireland's participation in the Unified Patent Court - Giving the Office of Ceann Comhairle constitutional standing. The Programme for a Partnership Government also commits the Government...

Seanad: Citizens' Assembly: Motion (15 Jul 2016)

Maire Devine: ...diaspora, but there was no specific reference to the citizens from the North. There were also proposals for other referenda, including, for example, to amend the Constitution to remove the reference to blasphemy and to provide a constitutional right to housing. There was also a proposal on the article that refers, laughingly, to women’s life within the home. A new convention...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Proposed Legislation (14 Jul 2016) See 1 other result from this answer

Tommy Broughan: 45. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when she plans to bring forward a referendum on Ireland's outdated blasphemy law; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21787/16]

Citizens' Assembly: Motion (13 Jul 2016)

Gerry Adams: ...to London but would not get one if he or she stayed at home. Perhaps the Minister of State, Deputy English, might clarify the position before the debate concludes. The convention proposed referendums to remove from the Constitution the offence of blasphemy and to provide a constitutional right to housing. A proposal was also made for a referendum on the article covering a...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Questions: Constitutional Convention Recommendations (5 Jul 2016) See 1 other result from this debate

Enda Kenny: ...will be considered by Government in due course. I have asked the Minister of State with responsibility for the diaspora to make this a real priority. As regards the sixth report on the offence of blasphemy, the programme for a partnership Government says that a referendum will be held on removing the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution. The seventh report made...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Referendum Campaigns (5 Jul 2016)

Enda Kenny: ..., the Government is committed to holding Constitutional referendums on the following matters: - Article 41.2.1, regarding a "woman's life within the home" - Article 40.6.1, on the offence of blasphemy - Ireland's participation in the Unified Patent Court - Giving the office of Ceann Comhairle constitutional standing. I should add that the Programme for a Partnership Government also commits...

Written Answers — Department of Environment, Community and Local Government: Electoral Reform (5 Jul 2016)

Simon Coveney: ...referendums on: - Article 41.2.1 of the constitution regarding a “woman’s life within the home”; - The question of amending Article 40.6.1(i) of the Constitution to remove the offence of blasphemy; - Ireland’s participation in the Universal Patent Court; and - Giving the Office of the Ceann Comhairle constitutional standing. There are no immediate plans to hold...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Constitutional Amendments (21 Jun 2016)

Enda Kenny: ..., the Government is committed to holding Constitutional referendums on the following matters: - Article 41.2.1, regarding a "woman's life within the home" - Article 40.6.1, on the offence of blasphemy - Ireland's participation in the Unified Patent Court - Giving the office of Ceann Comhairle constitutional standing. A timescale has not yet been established for these referendums. The...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Constitutional Convention Recommendations (17 May 2016)

Enda Kenny: ...Women in Politics, on 10 October 2013, - to the Third Report, on Same Sex Marriage, on 17 December 2013, - to the Fourth Report, on Electoral Reform, on 18 December 2014, - to the Sixth Report, on Blasphemy, on 2 October 2014, and - to the Fifth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Reports, on amending the Constitution to give citizens resident outside the State the right to vote in...

Convention on the Constitution Final Reports: Statements (14 Jan 2016) See 3 other results from this debate

Paul Murphy: ...State was the context in which scandals such as the Magdalen laundries could take place. It is also the context in which people do not have the basic right to abortion, for example. We still have blasphemy in the Constitution. Despite the fine promises of the Minister of State, Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, we still have not seen a referendum on this issue. My final...

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