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Connaughton, Paul

Thursday, 6 December 2012

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

I welcome the opportunity to speak in this debate. Few subjects in Irish public discourse are as sensitive as the subject of abortion, which is the focus of the report of the expert group. Views ...More Button

At the outset, I state that I have no particular medical or legal expertise or background. As a Member of the Dáil and a representative for Galway East I believe it is important that we all have...More Button

One other thing about this that always comes up when one moves on from that is the issue of suicide. To bring that up then means one needs to have much more expertise on that matter. Even havin...More Button

It has been two decades since the Supreme Court made its decision in the X case and 2013 should not pass without the Government putting the legislation on the Statute Book to provide clarity for ...More Button

  The report of the expert group is an important document as it brings forth the views of experts in the fields of obstetrics, psychiatry, general practice, law and public policy and was ...More Button