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Boyd Barrett, Richard

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

You could have taxed the rich.More Button

Report of the Expert Group on the Judgment in the A, B and C v. Ireland Case: Statements (Resumed) (Continued)

It is very depressing that we are debating this issue 20 years after the terrible circumstances of the X case and have done nothing in the interim. Successive governments have not had the courage ...More Button

It has taken successive tragedies, the most recent being the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar who died begging for a termination, which she was denied. The obstetricians and gynaecologists, p...More Button

As far as I am concerned this report adds nothing at all. It tells us what we knew - we need legislation. It gives us options - legislation, legislation, or legislation. We need legislation. ...More Button

People say this is a sensitive and divisive issue. It is at one level. It is very sensitive, when one sees tragic circumstances such as the X case, the C case and the case of Ms Savita Halappan...More Button

In life as opposed to the law there is no distinction between health and life. One can die from the flu. Will a person definitely die from the flu? No, but millions die from it every year. O...More Button

No man can have somebody else intervene in his medical treatment. If a man goes to the doctor, the doctor identifies his condition and sets out how it should be treated. The man can then make a...More Button