Ireland: Abortion committee to meet to discuss allegations of bias

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Abortion committee to meet to discuss allegations of bias
Committee told Irish women are having terminations later due to travel difficulties

Nov 22, 2017
Sarah Bardon

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment will hold a private meeting today to discuss allegations of bias made against the committee.

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy requested the discussion after two members of the committee claimed the outcome of their work was pre-determined.

Continued at source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-committee-to-meet-to-discuss-allegations-of-bias-1.3300179

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Ireland: Tensions over witnesses’ letters at Eighth Amendment committee

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Tensions over witnesses' letters at Eighth Amendment committee
Updated / Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017

Chair of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment has told members that she will not be reading letters of witnesses into the record of the committee, if they choose not to attend.

Senator Catherine Noone was returning to an earlier request by Deputy Mattie McGrath of the Rural Independent Group, who requested that letters be those who did not attend today be read by the chair.

Continued at source: https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1108/918537-oireachtas-eighth-amendment-committee/

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