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# Anne Ferris

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# Abortion
Labour TD reveals 'absolutely disgusting' hate mail
Anne Ferris said she could wallpaper a room in her house with the abuse she has received.
# flat tax
Renua says flat tax calculator taken down over 'technical issues' - but others aren't so sure
The party is proposing a radical overhaul of the tax system and the introduction of a single 23% rate.
# back in
Anne Ferris has officially rejoined the Labour Party after five months
Ferris lost the whip in February but the Labour party agreed to let her come back in a unanimous vote taken today.
# the 8th amendment
'The Dáil is full of men who will never need an abortion, we don't know what it's like'
A very passionate debate has just taken place in the Dáil.
# Red Rooster
Joan Burton made a new friend today
The Tánaiste is on the by-election campaign trail in Carlow-Kilkenny.
# Reprieve
Labour will allow this TD back on one condition...
* As long as Anne Ferris votes with the government she will return to the parliamentary party in the autumn.
# Women's Health
Where else are abortion laws as strict as in Ireland?
We’re relatively unique in terms of developed countries.
# State of the Nation
Will Anne Ferris be allowed to rejoin Labour?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# All over
'A shameful abandonment': Just one Labour TD defies party as Clare Daly's abortion bill voted down
The Dáil has voted to reject a bill providing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.
# labour's way
Some Labour TDs could miss today's abortion vote, no whip on Fianna Fáil deputies
Meanwhile, Anne Ferris said she is willing to face the consequences of being expelled from the Labour Party.
# State of the Nation
Will anyone else in Labour be as bold or brave as Anne Ferris?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Unmarried Mothers
'Deeply wrong': Labour TD abstains from vote on mother and baby homes inquiry
Labour TD Anne Ferris abstained from the vote criticising the lack of objectivity of the investigation.
# Absent
13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night
A large number of Labour deputies missed the vote on a bill to hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment.
# Justice Committee
Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?
The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.
# the hardest word
Philomena Lee deserves an apology from the state: Labour TD
Anne Ferris was opening a world adoption conference in UCC today.
# 8th amendment
These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum
There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.
# SPeaking from the heart
'I never fought with her over toys': Here is Anne Ferris's moving Dáil speech about her sister
She was speaking during a Dáil debate on mother and baby homes.
# Rehabilitation
'One suicide within prison is too many'
The Irish Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is calling on the government to support its pilot programme to help reduce suicide in prisons.
# public confidence
'We'll establish who’s bogus and who’s not': Charity Regulator Chair promises reform
The body was set up in the wake of the controversies that surrounded the CRC and Rehab.
# Reshuffle
Will Eamon Gilmore move from Foreign Affairs? 'It's a matter for himself' says Ferris
Gilmore says a reshuffle of the Cabinet is something that will most likely be discussed later this year.
# open adoption bill
"For 23 years I lived with pain in my heart that I had lost my own baby"
The bill will allow adoptive parents and close blood relatives of an adopted child to agree access arrangements.
# taking the lead
Labour reminds us it wanted a Garda Authority 14 years ago
Lead author of a policy paper, TD Anne Ferris, denied this was an attempt by the party to take charge of government discussions on the establishment of the new body.
# Anne Ferris
Dáil to hear another attempt to end compulsory retirement age
A Bill put forward by Labour TD Anne Ferris would see the current compulsory retirement age of 65 scrapped.
# Abortion
Labour TD 'felt very sore' after secret recording of his views on abortion
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin was one of two Labour TDs whose views on abortion were secretly recorded and published in a Sunday newspaper earlier this year.
# Domestic Violence
New committee report will ‘lift the lid’ on domestic abuse
Vice Chairperson of the committee, Anne Ferris, has urged victims to get in touch to share their experiences and tell them how the system can be improved.
Column: I'm a pro-choice TD and I’ve never pretended to be anything else
Labour TD Anne Ferris says a Sunday Independent article ‘revealing’ her beliefs about abortion is irrelevant because she has gone on public record expressing her pro-choice beliefs.
# Abortion
Labour TD says newspaper 'sting' job on abortion beliefs was intended to mislead
A Sunday newspaper published transcripts from taped conversations between Anne Ferris and another Labour TD regarding their views on abortion legislation – but Ferris says the supposed ‘sting’ adds nothing new to her public position on the matter.
Column: It’s time to scrap the 30-year rule on State documents
Slashing the time these crucial records stay secret would help the cause for transparency, writes Labour TD Anne Ferris.
# Abortion
Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?
A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.
# Prostitution
Prostitution programme 'showed the appalling abuse of women' - Taoiseach
Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that the government intends to introduce legislation to clamp down on the prostitution industry in Ireland.
# taoisigh
Ahern claimed €377k in expenses since leaving office
Details provided to Wicklow TD Anne Ferris show that the ‘Teflon Taoiseach’ has claimed over €10,000 in phone expenses alone.
# Women in Politics
TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics
The Labour TD for Wicklow / East Carlow says women face five particular challenges they need met, before they can consider running for election, and we can achieve balance.
# GE11
All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected
A full recount will get underway in Galway West this afternoon with five candidates already elected but not yet declared.