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# Private Members' Bill

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'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland
Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan have signed the letter ahead of the reading of a bill that would decriminalise abortion across the UK.
No more lying: A new bill that makes it a crime for bankers to lie to Central Bank won't be opposed
The Sinn Féin Bill carries a possible penalty of five years in jail for the offence.
'The joke is actually on us': Dáil to decide on bill to abolish blasphemy as a crime
The Social Democrats have brought proposals, citing the recent example of the complaint made against Stephen Fry.
'Government should have the final say on River Shannon water levels, not the ESB'
Fianna Fáil has a private member’s bill in the Dáil today calling for more flood protections.
Junior Minister John Halligan's right-to-die bill may be "unusual" but there are no rules against it
Halligan said he is planning to introduce a bill proposing to make assisted suicide legal in Ireland.
Ticket touting for sports and music events could be coming to an end
A new Bill aims to prevent people selling a ticket above the cost price.
The distance from a wind turbine to a house should be 10 times its height says new bill
Sinn Féin are set to table the bill today but insists that it doesn’t make them anti-wind energy.
'Clocking' car mileage could be banned in Ireland
Clocking means turning the mileage reading back in cars.
Mixed response from symphysiotomy survivors to lifting statute of limitations
One group representing survivors has given a guarded welcome to the news, while another is uneasy about the idea.
Government accepts Bill to allow for symphysiotomy compensation
Symphysiotomy was a surgical procedure used in Irish maternity hospitals until 1984. It involved the unnecessary unhinging of the patient’s pelvis during or after child birth.
'Not an option' to leave out suicide provision in any abortion law - Shatter
Justice Minister Alan Shatter was speaking as the government prepares to respond to the expert group on abortion’s report before the end of the year. TDs will also debate and vote on abortion legislation tonight.
Dáil proposal calls for greater protection of 1916 Rising HQ
Sinn Féin is bringing a private members’ motion calling for the protection and full preservation of the Moore Street site.
Column: We have waited long enough. It’s time to take action on the X case
Last night, the Dáil began a debate about legislating for the X case. Clare Daly TD writes about why she brought the legislation forward – and why it’s so important for Irish women.
Dáil sittings on a Friday are 'a slap in the face of reform' - Fianna Fail TD
Billy Kelleher has accused the government of “window-dressing” by implementing Friday sittings where he says “no meaningful business” is being done.
Cremations must be regulated to avoid criminal misuse, TD says
Tommy Broughan said new laws would help avoid tragedies like the Harold Shipman murders in the UK – where it was alleged cremation helped the killer conceal his crimes.
Government to block "bizarre proposal" restricting lobbying of judges
The government is to vote against John Crown’s bill which would require TDs and Senators to declare any contact with judges.