Publication of Green Paper on Abortion

The Government today (10 September 1999) published the Green Paper on Abortion. The purpose of the Green Paper is to stimulate and to facilitate informed public discussion on the options in relation to the issue of abortion in the light of the range of constitutional, legal, medical, moral, social and ethical issues involved. The Government

Green Paper on Abortion

While the issues surrounding abortion are extremely complex, the objective of this Green Paper is to set out the issues, to provide a brief analysis of them and to consider possible options for the resolution of the problem. The Paper does not attempt to address every single issue in relation to abortion, nor to give

Minister Harris gets Government approval for legislation which will provide for the Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy in Ireland

Minister for Health Simon Harris, today (Tuesday) received Government approval for the legislation which will provide for the Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy in Ireland, following the passing of the Referendum in May. Minister Harris said “I had committed to bringing the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 to Government this week and

Dáil Statements on the Result of the Referendum – Speech for Minister Harris

Ceann Comhairle, In January, when I addressed this House on the report of Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment, I spoke of some of the dark moments in our country’s history and in particular our treatment of women. Today, I address this House in what promises to be a brighter Ireland. The people have spoken

Speech by Minister for Health Simon Harris, TD

**CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** Introduction Ceann Comhairle, I move: That Dáil Éireann declines to give the Bill a second reading in order that the Citizens’ Assembly, established by Resolutions of Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann, can conclude its deliberations on the 8th amendment which is the subject matter of this Bill, and report to the Oireachtas

FOI Log April – June 2016

Date of Request Our Ref Summary of Request Applicant Details Decision Date Decision Made 04/04/2016 90 All emails between Minister Reillys PA and Deputy Michael Martin between 1st September and 31st October 2013. Oireachtas 04/04/2016 91 Records regarding the possible introduction of the Orkambi drug in Ireland Public 06/05/2016 Withdrawn 05/04/2016 92 All correspondence regarding

FOI Log Oct – Dec 2014

Date of Request Our Ref Summary of Request Applicant Details Decision Date Decision Made  01/10/2014  172 Copies of records indicating the identity of each individual appointment by the minister to a state board since March 1, 2011, the body they were appointed to, the remuneration attached to the appointment and the duration of the appointment.

FOI Log Jan – Mar 2015

Date of Request Our Ref Summary of Request Applicant Details Decision Date Decision Made 07/012015 1 Correspondence in 2014 between the offices of Ministers Reilly and/or Varadkar and outside parties, including other politicians, in relation to lottery funding by the Department. Colin Coyne Sunday Independent 02/02/2015  Granted 07/012015 2 All correspondence between the HSE and

FOI Log July – Sept 2014

Date of Request Our Ref Summary of Request Applicant  Details Decision Date Decision Made 03/07/2014 114 All correspondence between the Department of Health, the office of the Minister James Reilly and the HSE on the HSE Budget from 01/03/14 – 03/07/14. Niall O’Connor, Irish Independent 31/07/2014 Granted 03/07/2014 115 All correspondence between the office of

Public Consultation Introduction of an Opt-Out System of Consent for Organ Donation

Overview of Written Submissions Background Currently in Ireland, when a potential organ donor is identified, the deceased person’s next-of-kin is asked for their consent to allow organ donation to take place. This is known as express consent or an opt-in process to becoming an organ donor. In other words, the choice and the decision to

Report of the Expert Group on the Judgment in A, B and C V Ireland

In December 2009 the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) heard a case brought by three women in respect of the alleged breach of their rights under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the Convention) in regard to abortion in Ireland (the A, B and C v Ireland case).

ACTION PLAN A, B, and C v. Ireland Application no 25579/2005, Grand Chamber judgment 16th December 2010, Information submitted by the Government of Ireland on 16th June 2011

Introduction 1.Three applicants, A,B and C, all of whom had crisis pregnancies, brought proceedings against Ireland before the European Court of Human Rights claiming that: a) The restriction on abortion, and the lack of clear legal guidelines regarding the circumstances in which a woman may have an abortion to save her life in Ireland infringes

First Major Irish Study Of Sexual Health And Relationships Launched

Minister Describes Report As Pioneering Study 92% SUPPORT SEX EDUCATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ON SEXUAL INTERCOURSE, SEXUAL FEELINGS, CONTRACEPTION, SAFER SEX AND HOMOSEXUALITY “The Irish Study of Sexual Health and Relationships”, the first major report of its kind in this country, was launched today by the Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney TD. The

Minister for Heath launches the Strategy to Address the Issue of Crisis Pregnancy

The Crisis Pregnancy Agency was established in October 2001 with responsibility for drawing up a strategy to combat crisis pregnancies, to promote options (other than abortion) where a crisis pregnancy occurs and to provide for post crisis pregnancy services. The Government´s intention in establishing the Agency was to ensure that any woman who finds herself

Minister announces establishment of New Crisis Pregnancy Agency

The Minister for Health and Children, Micheál Martin, T.D., announced today (2 October 2001) that he is setting up a new statutory agency to combat crisis pregnancy. The Crisis Pregnancy Agency will draw up a national strategy to address crisis pregnancy promote options (other than abortion) where a crisis pregnancy occurs and provide for post-abortion

Minister Launches Sexuality Awareness Campaign

Mr Micheál Martin, TD, Minister for Health and Children, today (22 November 2000) launched a national awareness campaign ”THINK TWICE EVERY TIME” aimed at educating, informing and empowering people about their relationships and their sexuality. “The important message of the campaign, which is aimed at men and women in the 18 to 35 year-old age