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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 To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when she plans to bring forward a referendum on Ireland's outdated blasphemy law; and if she will make a statement on the matter.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...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade: Boko Haram Insurgency: Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Nigeria (16 Dec 2015)

Seán Crowe: ...chosen word will engender or lead to people being discriminated against. The section of our documentation setting out the persecution category definitions says that persecution includes the use of blasphemy laws, apostasy laws, arrests, fines, imprisonment, torture, execution, persecution by society, abduction, murder, violent mob attack, including bombings, shootings and arson. I...

Order of Business (15 Dec 2015)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: ...persons who have been adversely affected by the floods? As regards the Constitutional Convention's outstanding reports, the Government has accepted recommendations on the holding of referenda on blasphemy, reducing the voting age and the setting up of an electoral commission. For several months many Members have been raising these issues and we were given firm assurances that we would...

Marriage Bill 2015: Second Stage (Resumed) (23 Sep 2015)

Derek Nolan: ...in the home. We still have a position which prevents us having an integrated education system by having the patron system. That needs to be looked at. We still have things on the table, such as blasphemy, which are not required in a modern, free speech society. There are a number of things we can do. If I were to ask anybody who was involved in the campaign, they would say that what...

Topical Issue Debate: Human Rights Issues (16 Jul 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Joanna Tuffy: I first raised the case of Asia Bibi in 2011 and I have raised it a number of times in the years since then. She has been imprisoned for the past five years since she was accused of the offence of blasphemy in Pakistan. I raise it today because I have read newspaper reports recently that she has been suffering ill health and I understand her solicitors made representations on her behalf...

Topical Issue Matters (16 Jul 2015)

Michael Kitt: ...of the members in each case: (1) Deputy Joanna Tuffy - the need to make further representations to the Pakistan Government regarding the plight of Asia Bibi who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy and has been suffering ill health after spending five years in prison; (2) Deputy Catherine Byrne - the need for increased home help provision in the community; (3) Deputy Dan Neville - the...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Consular Services Representations (16 Jul 2015)

Charles Flanagan: ...Foreign Ministry representative and raised this case, noting that it is a matter of grave concern in Ireland. 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. The European Union also continues to raise this conviction with the Pakistan authorities, including...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade: Amnesty International Annual Report 2014 (1 Jul 2015)

...has been a particular concern for Amnesty for a long time. Members referred to the Baha'i. The committee will be aware of the case of Asia Bibi in Pakistan who is facing the death penalty for blasphemy. It is difficult to imagine a better example of a human rights violation than sentencing somebody to death, or imposing any other sentence for that matter, for expressing a belief, even...

Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed): Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (30 Jun 2015) See 8 other results from this debate

Enda Kenny: Deputy Gerry Adams raised the question of blasphemy. The Government made a decision that there should be a referendum on the issue. I am glad to note the support of the Opposition parties, which is different from what applied in the past. The issue can be carried forward by way of agreement. Whatever Government the people select in the future can decide to follow through on that decision...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Constitutional Amendments (24 Jun 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Finian McGrath: 174. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the blasphemy law was brought in without a referendum but a referendum is required to change it; if it is, in fact, necessary to hold a referendum; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25410/15]

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