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Seanad debate on Civil Partnership Bill

July 6th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

The Seanad will begin a two day debate of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Bill 2009 (note the new name!) tomorrow. (Schedule here.)

The 2nd stage will take place at some stage tomorrow after 12.30pm until 5pm and from 7.15pm onwards. This will be where Senators make general comments on the bill as to it’s general philosophy and how they feel about it so expect contributions from David Norris, the FF 3 (O’Murchu, Jim Walsh and John Hanafin) and others.

The Committee, Report and Final Stages where the bill is debated and possibly amended will take place on Thursday from 10.30 am. (Live stream can be accessed here by selecting one of the options for the Seanad)

You can see the various amendments that have been made and keep an eye to the page for amendments which will be proposed.

As ever a liveblog will take place and we will be watching online and possibly even inside the house. Tweets marked #cpbill will be included in the liveblog and other photo’s, blog posts and even video will be included. It’s history in the making, it may be slightly testy atmosphere, there may even be more ‘vicious protesters’ and it’s going to take two days to do – lots of people have been joining us on the liveblog over the other debates so we hope you’ll join in at some stage!.



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