Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category
Clare speaking on the Children’s Amendment Bill raises the matter of having a limit on the amount of time children can be made to spend in custody. Click on the videos below to watch:
Clare questioned the Minister for Foreign Affairs about the role of the Irish State in providing support to the family of an Irish man on trial is Scotland and his views regarding the conditions in Maghaberry Prison.
To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he has been briefed on a case (details supplied), and the trial currently underway in Glasgow in Scotland; and whether Consular assistance has been offered to the family; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
TFMR Ireland calls for honest debate around Fatal Foetal Abnormalities and impact of 8th on affected families.
“Not having a position is effectively opposing change” say campaigners.
TFMR Ireland Press release, 04 July 2015
TFMR Ireland today (Tuesday 09th June 2015) call upon all groups and political parties interested in either repealing or retaining the 8th amendment to the Constitution to engage in honest and open debate about Fatal Foetal Abnormalities, and the impact that these conditions and the lack of a full range of medical options have on mothers and fathers.
“We fully understand that some parents when given the news that their much wanted baby will not be capable of surviving outside the womb will choose to continue with their pregnancy, and as parents who have been in this position we fully respect that choice and we fully sympathise with these families and their losses” says Gerry Edwards, a spokesperson for TFMR Ireland.
The Coroners Bill 2015 will provide for automatic inquest into every maternal death in the state.