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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]

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Legislative Measures (17 Jun 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Finian McGrath: 145. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has given consideration to repealing the current legislation dealing with blasphemy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24152/15]

Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed): Constitutional Convention Recommendations (9 Jun 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Enda Kenny: ...that people outside the State would have the right to vote in presidential elections. The fifth report was scheduled and debated here two weeks ago and will come in, having been rescheduled. On blasphemy, we said that, yes, there will be a referendum under the next Administration, and we informed the Islamic community of that last week. On Dáil reform, the convention made...

Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed): Overseas Visits (9 Jun 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Enda Kenny: ...Ireland might put forward for consideration. When I met with representatives of the Islamic community here last week, they raised the question of the recommendation of the Constitutional Convention on blasphemy. I indicated to the community that the Government accepted the recommendation of the Constitutional Convention that there should be a referendum on the blasphemy question but that...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Constitutional Convention Recommendations (9 Jun 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy: 555. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she has considered the Constitutional Convention's report on blasphemy; if she will legislate for the recommendation rather than deal with it by referendum; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21728/15]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Death Penalty (9 Jun 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Colm Keaveney: 895. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will intervene to seek to secure the release of a person (details supplied), who is currently on death row in Pakistan for the crime of blasphemy; the actions he will take to encourage other European Union States, and the European Union itself, to seek the release of this person and to end the persecution of religious minorities in...

Seanad: Order of Business (26 May 2015)

Ivana Bacik: ..., quite rightly, to the Constitutional Convention and some other very important recommendations that I regret we did not get to put to the people, in particular the voting age, the removal of blasphemy and the place of women in the home. They are all referendums which are now overdue.

An Bille um an gCeathrú Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Cearta Geilleagracha, Comhdhaonnacha agus Cultúir) 2014: An Dara Céim [Comhaltaí Príobháideacha]: - Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) Bill 2014: Second Stage [Private Members] (19 May 2015)

Ann Phelan: ...on the role of women and 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; and to the sixth report on blasphemy on 2 October 2014. In the process, the Government accepted four recommendations from the convention for constitutional change, namely, marriage equality, reducing the...

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