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Defamation Bill, 1995

(Bill 5 of 1995)

Bill entitled an Act to provide for civil and criminal liability in respect of defamation, to provide in accordance with the common good protection for the good name of persons and for the free expression of convictions and opinions and the rightful liberties of organs of public opinion, to amend the law relating to contempt of court, to amend the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Acts, 1921 and 1979, and to provide for matters connected with the aforesaid matters

Last updated: 6 Feb 1997

Sponsored by: Michael McDowell

Source: Private Member

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Bill

The Bill was withdrawn by the sponsor.

9 Feb 1995

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    9 Feb 1995

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    9 Feb 1995

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    n/a

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Dáil Third Stage

    n/a

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made

    (Also known as Committee Stage)

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    n/a

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered

    (Also known as Report Stage)

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    n/a

    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Seanad

    (Also known as Final Stage)

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Seanad Second Stage

    n/a

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Seanad Third Stage

    n/a

    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made
    (Also known as Committee Stage)

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    n/a

    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered
    (Also known as Report Stage)

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    n/a

    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made
    (Also known as Final Stage)

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Enacted

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    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    n/a

    Future Stage

 

9 Feb 1995

As initiated

Defamation Bill, 1995

Debates

6 Feb 1997

Dáil Éireann

Defamation Bill, 1995: Motion to Withdraw.

22 Feb 1995

Dáil Éireann

Private Members' Business. - Defamation Bill, 1995: Second Stage (Resumed).

21 Feb 1995

Dáil Éireann

Private Members' Business. - Defamation Bill, 1995: Second Stage (Resumed).

15 Feb 1995

Dáil Éireann

Private Members' Business. - Defamation Bill, 1995: Second Stage (Resumed).

14 Feb 1995

Dáil Éireann

Private Members' Business. - Defamation Bill, 1995: Second Stage.

14 Feb 1995

Dáil Éireann

Defamation Bill, 1995: Order for Second Stage.

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