As reported earlier this week the commencement order for the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights of Cohabitants Act 2010 was signed by Minister for Justice and Law Reform, Dermot Ahern. A video has been released of the signing ceremony (can anyone point me to any other ocassion or legislation where such a ceremony has been […]
Entries Tagged as 'Dermot Ahern'
November 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Elections, Irish Politics
Most of the text response to the news of Dermot Ahern’s retirement has been unbroadcastable (great profits Newstalk are making at 30c per text all the same) The rumour had been circulating for a few weeks and now we are watching them fall (Senior FF ministers that is) as election plans have to be made […]
July 1st, 2010 · 8 Comments · Irish Politics, LGBT, Same Sex Partnerships
And now onto the Seanad. It’s 21 years since the first European State passed a registered partnership bill. Ireland today is on it’s way to catching up – slow as ever. The Bill passed without a vote and there were moving speeches at the end, some acknowledging the fact that the bill does not go […]