Seanad Election 2016 – National University of Ireland Panel

Seanad Election 2016 – National University of Ireland Panel

Candidate Name Comment
Rónán Mullen IND Strongly and consistently pro-life.  Committed to protecting 8th Amendment
Maire Darker IND ‘I will not support a referendum on the 8th in any form’*
Pádraig O Céidigh IND ‘I will listen with interest to the debate from all sides and make my decision at that stage.’
David Begg IND Favours review of the 8th Amendment.  States that he is not in favour of widespread availability of abortion.
Owen J Dineen IND No response received but told a voter ‘I would like to state that I would not support the Labour stance on this issue. I would be more inclined to agree with the Fine Gael position and I would support full debate on the matter to see if we do indeed need to repeal (adjust) the 8th amendment or not.’
Enda Padraig O’Coineen IND Awaiting information
John Higgins IND Awaiting information
Michael Sean Molloy IND Awaiting information
Brendan Price IND Awaiting information
Michael McDowell IND Awaiting information.  Said recently that the 8th Amendment has left us in a ‘poor place’.
Karen Devine IND Has ‘Reproductive rights’ as priority on campaign material
Eddie Murphy IND “I trust the people of Ireland. Given that no Irish woman of a child-bearing age has ever had the chance to vote I support holding a referendum where we exercise our vote within the context of a compassionate, modern and forward thinking inclusive society that supports mental health and well-being.”
Christy Kenneally IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment
Martin Daly IND Publicly committed to repeal of the 8th Amendment
Alice Mary Higgins IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and makes it priority in election material
Kieran Alexander Rose IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and makes it priority in election material
Barry Johnston IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and makes it priority in election material
Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and makes it priority in election material
Daragh McGreal IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and makes it priority in election material
Pearce Flannery FG Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and makes it priority in election material
Deirdre Burke IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and makes it priority in election material
Rory Hearne IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and makes it priority in election material
Paddy Monahan IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and makes it priority in election material
Laura Harmon IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and makes it priority in election material
Ross Golden Bannon IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and makes it priority in election material
Luke Field IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and makes it priority in election material
Paul D’Alton IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and makes it priority in election material
Aideen Hayden IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and voted in favour of abortion in 2013
Carol Hunt IND Publicly committed to repeal of 8th Amendment and makes it priority in election material

*Please note this is an update on previous position