There is going to be a lot of revisionism and distorting of the facts in the next four weeks and I am sure we’ll be catching and factchecing a lot of claims along the way. Some of it is off before the campaign has begun, no surprise there! On Friday Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan, [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Civil Partnership and Certain Rights of Cohabitants Act'
January 30th, 2011 · 4 Comments · General Election 2011, Green Party, Irish Politics, LGBT, Same Sex Partnerships
January 25th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Elections, General Election 2011, Irish Politics, Same Sex Partnerships
It was confirmed last night that the sections to be included in the Finance Bill to provide for the rights accorded to Civil Partners would not be ready for debate for another month. As I mentioned yesterday it was the intention of the Minister for Finance to include the section at committee stage. In the [...]
January 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Elections, General Election 2011, Irish Politics, Same Sex Partnerships
The shambles and uncertainty that is Irish politics at the moment may effect the passage of legislation on civil partnerships due to be debated before the General Election. The Finance Bill published last Friday was due to be amended during the committee stage to contain provisions for the recognition of Civil Partnerships within tax systems. [...]