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Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed): Legislative Programme (13 Jun 2018)

Micheál Martin: The Government has agreed to hold referendums to remove blasphemy and on the woman in the home articles of the Constitution and it is proposed that these will take place on the same day as the presidential election in the autumn. Can the Taoiseach say whether his Department has any role in ensuring priority is given across Departments to legislation? For example, can he say whether he is...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: Garda Síochána Oversight and Accountability: Minister for Justice and Equality (13 Jun 2018) See 1 other result from this debate

Charles Flanagan: ...in passing something that relates directly to the issues we are discussing. I received approval yesterday to proceed with legislation that will facilitate a constitutional amendment on the matter of blasphemy. In the normal course of events, I would expect to make that legislation available for pre-legislative scrutiny. In the circumstances, the committee might consider a waiver. I...

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Programme for Government Implementation (12 Jun 2018)

Leo Varadkar: ...timetable for a number of referendums on constitutional amendments to be held in 2018 and 2019. The first of these was a referendum on the Eighth amendment which was passed in May 2018. Referendums on blasphemy and “woman’s life within the home” are next in line to be held. The new collaborative model is operating effectively in the Oireachtas with the Business...

Questions on Promised Legislation (30 May 2018)

Eamon Ryan: ...through the recent referendum. Perhaps the last thing we might want to face is the prospect of another referendum in October but that is what the Government has committed to on the wording around blasphemy in the Constitution, the role of women in the home and an instruction for a plebiscite for directly elected mayors in Dublin and Cork. When does the Government intend to decide on...

Questions on Promised Legislation (23 May 2018)

Éamon Ó Cuív: ...legislation, the criminal penalty relating to an offence under the Constitution. I will give two examples of this. Article 40.6.1 of the Constitution requires a criminal penalty in accordance with the law of blasphemy but the Defamation Act 2009 requires only a fine, not a prison term, for that offence. The Minister for Justice and Equality at the time that legislation was introduced,...

Other Questions: Referendum Campaigns (23 May 2018) See 3 other results from this debate

Eamon Ryan: ...an update from the Minister on the Government's plans for referendums in October which were announced in September 2017. There were plans for a referendum on the removal of Article 40.6.1° on blasphemy. What work has been done in that regard? I presume the Department has a key role to play in preparing for that referendum. I am keen to get an update on the Government's plans for...

Seanad: Electoral (Amendment) (Voting at 16) Bill 2016: Committee Stage (21 Mar 2018)

John Paul Phelan: ...of the decision made last September to publish a list of upcoming referendums. One of these, on the eighth amendment, is to be held this summer. Two are scheduled for the fall of this year, on blasphemy and on the provisions in the Constitution regarding women, respectively. At the same time, there is the possibility of plebiscites in Dublin and Cork with regard to directly elected...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Constitutional Amendments (6 Feb 2018)

Charles Flanagan: ..., and subject to passage of the necessary Bills by the Houses of the Oireachtas and formal confirmation of the polling date, it is proposed to hold referendums in October 2018 on the offence of blasphemy (Article 40.6.1°1) and on a woman's life within the home (Article 41.2). These referendums were the subject of recommendations made by the Convention on the Constitution and are...

Seanad: Statement by the Taoiseach (1 Feb 2018)

Leo Varadkar: ...marriage equality referendum and amendment was the most transformative outcome from that process to date. The Government has also accepted the case for a referendum on a number of other issues, namely: giving citizens resident outside the State the right to vote in presidential elections; removing the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution; and amending the outdated Article on a...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Constitutional Amendments (5 Dec 2017)

Charles Flanagan: ...timetable, and subject to passage of the necessary Bills by the Houses of the Oireachtas and formal confirmation of the polling date, it is proposed to hold referendums in October 2018 on the offence of blasphemy (Article 40.6.1) and on a woman's life within the home (Article 41.2).  These referendums were the subject of recommendations made by the Convention on the...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Election Expenditure (24 Oct 2017)

Paschal Donohoe: ...timetable on 26 September 2017 for referendums to be held in 2018. These include a referendum on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution to be held in May or June, with a further two referendums on blasphemy and a Woman’s Life within the Home to be held alongside the Presidential election in October 2018 (in the event that there is more than one...

Water Services Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed) (4 Oct 2017)

Bríd Smith: ...affect the Irish people, does not have any impact on our lives, is neither here nor there, is an academic question, and does not bother any of us. He implied the other referenda that he wants, on blasphemy, etc., do bother us and have an impact on our lives. His remark was disgraceful because, from 2014 to 2017, the biggest response of a people's movement in the history of the State was...

Leaders' Questions (4 Oct 2017)

Leo Varadkar: ...which we have given an indicative schedule for are those which will actually make a difference to people's lives. It may be a minor difference in some cases, for example, ending the prohibition on blasphemy. In other cases the difference could be very significant, such as allowing people to get divorced more quickly. I do not see how this water referendum would make a blind bit of...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Referendum Data (4 Oct 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Micheál Martin: 120. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will report on the commitment the Government has given on holding referendums on blasphemy, women in the home and divorce. [41643/17]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Referendum Campaigns (4 Oct 2017)

Eoghan Murphy: ...; Under this timetable and subject to passage of Bills by the Houses of the Oireachtas and formal confirmation of the polling date, it is proposed to hold referendums in October 2018 on the offence of blasphemy (Article 40.6.1) and regarding a woman's life within the home (Article 41.2), and in June 2019 on a proposal to reduce the length of the period or periods for which a couple...

Leaders' Questions (26 Sep 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Róisín Shortall: ...and his Government are considering holding eight different referenda within the next two years. These range from important matters such as repealing the eighth amendment to changing the law on blasphemy to matters such as-----

An Bille um an gCúigiú Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (An Eaglais agus an Stát a Imdheighilt) 2017: An Chéad Chéim - Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Separation of Church and State) Bill 2017: First Stage (13 Jul 2017)

Mick Barry: ...enacted the Constitution. Throughout the document there are religious oaths of office, references to the idea that all power derives from God and an obligation on the Oireachtas to legislate for the crime of blasphemy. The Constitution also states that homage and public worship "is due to Almighty God". Some may say this is just a historical relic from the 1930s and has no real effect...

Defamation (Amendment) Bill 2017: First Stage (12 Jul 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Róisín Shortall: I move:That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend the Defamation Act 2009 to remove the offence of blasphemy. I am introducing two related Bills this afternoon - the Defamation (Amendment) Bill 2017 and the Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Blasphemy) Bill 2017 - and with the permission of the Chair, I propose to speak about both of them together.

An Bille um an gCúigiú Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Diamhasla) 2017: An Chéad Chéim - Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Blasphemy) Bill 2017: First Stage (12 Jul 2017)

Ceisteanna - Questions: Referendum Campaigns (4 Jul 2017) See 1 other result from this debate

Leo Varadkar: ...referendums, there are many potentially in train. There is also one on divorce, with Deputy Josepha Madigan having a Bill to liberalise our divorce laws. There are potential referendums on blasphemy, on the patent court, which is slightly in abeyance now because we do not know what the UK is going to do but that does not mean we should not go ahead with it, extending the vote on the...

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