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Mitchell, Olivia

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Local Authority Finances (Continued)

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Estimates for Public Services 2013: Messages from Select Committees

The Select Sub-Committee on Health has completed its consideration of the following Revised Estimates for public services for the service of the year ending 31 December 2013: Vote 38 - Department o...More Button

The Select Sub-Committee on Children and Youth Affairs has completed its consideration of the following Revised Estimates for public services for the service of the year ending 31 December 2013: ...More Button

Mortgage Arrears Proposals: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

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Business of Dáil (Continued)

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Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

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The nub of this legislation rests in sections 7 to 9, inclusive, which detail the physical threat to health, emergency situations and suicidal intent. The debate, particularly in recent weeks, has...More Button

What application will section 9 have in that regard? The evidence suggests it will apply to one in 500,000 cases, meaning the issue is very rare but it exists. How many of those cases are likel...More Button

The only application of section 9 will be for women or girls already in care and where assessments for determination are sought by the HSE. The irony is that the HSE is already obtaining termina...More Button

Terminations required in emergency cases are also quite rare but we know, tragically, that they exist. Section 7 deals with the physical threat as grounds for a termination and it will have a gr...More Button

This is really very minimal legislation and my only hope for it is that these sick women will no longer have to travel. I know that is the intent in the legislation and the Minister has reiterat...More Button

It became quite clear that some doctors thought it only applied in emergencies or where the threat was imminent. It is important for GPs to have clarity around this situation because, in most case...More Button

Many people think the legislation does not go far enough while others think it goes too far. The truth is it is neither; it merely reiterates existing law and clarifies it. I commend the Bill t...More Button

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