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Conway, Ciara

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

I propose to share time with Deputy Ann Phelan. This afternoon, I was very pleased to be able to attend the address by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her visit to Dublin when she spoke a...More Button

Some speakers have picked up on the following sentiment. When we are talking about women and their bodies and the right to medical treatment when they need it, in this country we are often outra...More Button

Another reason is the lack of female legislators in the country. As legislators, we have acted as cowards over the past 20 years. We made extremely difficult circumstances unbearable for women....More Button

I thank the expert group for its clear report. Paragraph 7.4.3 of the report alludes to legislation and regulation. In the game of politics, we also talk about advantages and disadvantages. Co...More Button

The people have had two opportunities to reverse the X case and twice the people confirmed the judgment in the case. Political cowardice and conservatism that is out of step with the reality of ...More Button

It is incumbent on all of us in the House to address this so that the disadvantage suffered by women will not remain. We must act. We must legislate to ensure the safety, health and well-being ...More Button