Amendment of Terms of Reference of the Special Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution: Motion (Resumed)

The following motion was moved by the Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, Deputy Regina Doherty, on 31 May 2017:
That the Order of the Dáil of 4th April, 2017, relating to the Special Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution be amended as follows in paragraph (c):
(i) by the deletion of '16 members of Dáil Éireann' and the substitution therefor of '15 members of Dáil Éireann';
(ii) in sub-paragraph (i), by the deletion of 'five members appointed by the Government' and the substitution therefor of 'four members appointed by the Government'; and
(iii) in sub-paragraph (iv), after the words 'and the Social Democrats–Green Party Group' by the insertion of the following:
'and the provisions of Standing Order 95(2) shall not apply to the Committee'."
Debate resumed on amendment No. 1:
To delete all words after " 'four members appointed by the Government' ".
- (Deputy Ruth Coppinger)

I must now deal with a postponed division relating to the motion re Amendment of Terms of Reference of the Special Committee on the Eight Amendment of the Constitution, which took place on Wednesday, 31 May 2017. On the question, "That the amendment to the motion be made", a division was claimed, and in accordance with Standing Order 70(2), that division must be taken now.

Amendment No. 1 is in the name of Deputy Ruth Coppinger. Will the Deputies claiming a division please rise?

Members rose.

As more than ten Members have risen, the division shall proceed.

Amendment put:
The Dáil divided: Tá, 9; Níl, 127; Staon, 0.

  • Barry, Mick.
  • Boyd Barrett, Richard.
  • Broughan, Thomas P.
  • Coppinger, Ruth.
  • Healy, Seamus.
  • Kenny, Gino.
  • Martin, Catherine.
  • Ryan, Eamon.
  • Smith, Bríd.

Níl

  • Adams, Gerry.
  • Aylward, Bobby.
  • Bailey, Maria.
  • Barrett, Seán.
  • Brady, John.
  • Brassil, John.
  • Breathnach, Declan.
  • Brophy, Colm.
  • Browne, James.
  • Bruton, Richard.
  • Buckley, Pat.
  • Burke, Peter.
  • Burton, Joan.
  • Byrne, Catherine.
  • Byrne, Thomas.
  • Cahill, Jackie.
  • Calleary, Dara.
  • Carey, Joe.
  • Casey, Pat.
  • Cassells, Shane.
  • Chambers, Jack.
  • Chambers, Lisa.
  • Collins, Joan.
  • Collins, Michael.
  • Collins, Niall.
  • Connolly, Catherine.
  • Corcoran Kennedy, Marcella.
  • Coveney, Simon.
  • Cowen, Barry.
  • Creed, Michael.
  • Crowe, Seán.
  • Cullinane, David.
  • Curran, John.
  • D'Arcy, Michael.
  • Daly, Clare.
  • Daly, Jim.
  • Deasy, John.
  • Deering, Pat.
  • Doherty, Pearse.
  • Doherty, Regina.
  • Donnelly, Stephen S.
  • Donohoe, Paschal.
  • Dooley, Timmy.
  • Doyle, Andrew.
  • Durkan, Bernard J.
  • Ellis, Dessie.
  • English, Damien.
  • Farrell, Alan.
  • Fitzgerald, Frances.
  • Fitzmaurice, Michael.
  • Fitzpatrick, Peter.
  • Funchion, Kathleen.
  • Grealish, Noel.
  • Griffin, Brendan.
  • Harris, Simon.
  • Harty, Michael.
  • Haughey, Seán.
  • Healy-Rae, Danny.
  • Healy-Rae, Michael.
  • Heydon, Martin.
  • Humphreys, Heather.
  • Kehoe, Paul.
  • Kelleher, Billy.
  • Kelly, Alan.
  • Kenny, Martin.
  • Kyne, Seán.
  • Lahart, John.
  • Lawless, James.
  • MacSharry, Marc.
  • Madigan, Josepha.
  • McConalogue, Charlie.
  • McDonald, Mary Lou.
  • McEntee, Helen.
  • McGrath, Finian.
  • McGrath, Mattie.
  • McGrath, Michael.
  • McGuinness, John.
  • McHugh, Joe.
  • McLoughlin, Tony.
  • Mitchell O'Connor, Mary.
  • Mitchell, Denise.
  • Moran, Kevin Boxer.
  • Moynihan, Aindrias.
  • Munster, Imelda.
  • Murphy O'Mahony, Margaret.
  • Murphy, Catherine.
  • Murphy, Dara.
  • Murphy, Eoghan.
  • Murphy, Eugene.
  • Naughten, Denis.
  • Naughton, Hildegarde.
  • Neville, Tom.
  • Noonan, Michael.
  • O'Brien, Darragh.
  • O'Callaghan, Jim.
  • O'Connell, Kate.
  • O'Dea, Willie.
  • O'Donovan, Patrick.
  • O'Dowd, Fergus.
  • O'Loughlin, Fiona.
  • O'Reilly, Louise.
  • O'Rourke, Frank.
  • O'Sullivan, Jan.
  • O'Sullivan, Maureen.
  • Ó Broin, Eoin.
  • Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín.
  • Ó Cuív, Éamon.
  • Ó Laoghaire, Donnchadh.
  • Ó Snodaigh, Aengus.
  • Penrose, Willie.
  • Pringle, Thomas.
  • Quinlivan, Maurice.
  • Rabbitte, Anne.
  • Ring, Michael.
  • Ross, Shane.
  • Ryan, Brendan.
  • Scanlon, Eamon.
  • Sherlock, Sean.
  • Shortall, Róisín.
  • Smith, Brendan.
  • Smyth, Niamh.
  • Stanley, Brian.
  • Tóibín, Peadar.
  • Troy, Robert.
  • Varadkar, Leo.
  • Wallace, Mick.
  • Zappone, Katherine.

Staon

Tellers: Tá, Deputies Ruth Coppinger and Eamon Ryan; Níl, Deputies Regina Doherty and Tony McLoughlin.
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I counted ten Members claiming a division. It is a stark reminder to all of us that everyone has a right to change one's vote.

Motion put and declared carried.