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# Conscience

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# Conscience
Bishop: 'I would hate if people voted No for bigoted, nasty, bullying reasons'
Donal McKeown is calling for churchgoers to make up their own mind on what way to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum.
# Shot Down
'There's nothing to be afraid of': Peter Mathews wanted to liberate politicians today...
The independent TD proposed a referendum to give politicians freedom of conscience during votes.
# FREE VOTE
The Ceann Comhairle has called for the whip to be dropped on issues on conscience
Speaking to The Irish Times, the Ceann Comhairle expressed his views specifically in relation to the Eight Amendment.
# Conscience
Burglars return computer after stealing from a disabled woman
“We are thieves but we have a conscience. We are really sorry”.
Voices
Column: Give the Dáil a conscience – let our representatives speak their minds
The whip system denies elected representatives their rights and belittles our democracy, writes Colm Bergin.
# Conscience
Fianna Fáil to examine if free votes should be given more often
Micheál Martin tells TheJournal.ie that a committee is to examine whether other matters merit a conscience vote.
# Abortion
Fianna Fáil TDs and Senators to have free vote on abortion bill
The party could not reach a unified position on the legislation, so members will be allowed to vote without party instruction.
# pangs
Guilty burglar repays stolen money after 30 years... with interest
The thief also wrote an emotional letter expressing his remorse over the 1980s robbery.
Voices
Column: Toeing the party line on issues of conscience isn’t right
Ireland’s rigid party whip system erodes true democracy – and this is never so evident as on the issue of abortion, writes Larry Donnelly.
# Atonement
Man returns cash stolen from US store - 60 years later
The store manager says an elderly man left $100 and a note explaining that he wanted to return funds he claims he stole from the shop in the 1940s.