While waiting for the publication of the report of the Review Group into Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant (5,000 people with disabilities are going to lose up to 20% of their income at the end of this month and few seem to care) thoughts also are not far away from very important legislation for […]
Entries Tagged as 'Oireachtas'
July 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Irish Politics, LGBT, Same Sex Partnerships
Just in from the Department of Justice and Law Reform Ahern Welcomes Coming Into Law of Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 The Minister for Justice & Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., welcomed the coming into law of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act […]
July 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Irish Politics
The verdict came last night just after 9pm, Dan Boyle brought the recommendation from the Seanad Select Committee on Members Interest’s investigation. The Senators who had been kept waiting in the house on the last sitting day until 9pm voted unanimously in agreement with the recommendation to suspend. Ivor Callely didn’t even show up after […]
July 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Irish Politics
A bizarre evening of testimony from Ivor Callely at the reconvened sitting of the Seanad Select Committee to investigate members interests. As you may remember Ivor has been away in Norway and was unable to attend the committee until today. He spent a lot of time during the hearing (whilst not answering the committee’s questions) […]