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Ahern rules out the ‘florist cop out’ amendment

December 4th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Equality, Iona Institute, Irish Politics, Same Sex Partnerships

Berfore the debate took place yesterday you may remember hearing that FF were having a special meeting with Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Dermot Ahern.  The meeting was to discuss the possible inclusion of  an amendment protecting those who do not want to offer services to those registering their civil partnership or being […]

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Ahern to meet FF TD’s before CP Bill debate

December 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Irish Politics, Same Sex Partnerships

Mary Minihan in today’s Irish Times reports that Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dermot Ahern, will meet this morning with FF TD’s to discuss matters pertaining to the Civil Partnership Bill before tonights debate. Sean Connick TD in his role as chairperson of the Fianna Fáil justice policy committee has called the meeting. […]

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Labour up 10% – Government Disapproval rating 85%

February 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on Labour up 10% – Government Disapproval rating 85% · Irish Politics

Just in off the tweets… In tomorrows Irish Times MRBI Poll the Labour Party are the big movers up 10% to 24&. The Government disapproval rating ranks at 85%. Fianna Fail 22 -5 Fine Gael 32 -2 Labour 24 +10 Sinn Fein 9 +1 Greens 4 no change, Government Approval 14%, disapproval 85% [ cialis […]

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Our disabled Taoiseach

January 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Disability, Irish Politics

Many thanks to a friend for directing me to this morsel in Saturday’s Irish Times article from Mark Hennessy. HIS TIRED, EVEN exhausted demeanour is frequently commented upon, though it now emerges that the Taoiseach suffers from sleep apnea – where soft tissue blocks the airway at night, depriving the sufferer of deep sleep. Cowen […]

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‘That is very, very rare’

January 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Equality, Irish Politics

Niall Crowley, former CEO of the Equality Authority has given an interview in today’s Irish Times to Kathy Sheridan.  It says everything some of us knew already – the campaign against Equality and civil and human rights in this country is a very dirty business. ‘…The “storm clouds? had been gathering since September 2007, when […]

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