Tuesday 24 January 2017

Cannabis legalisation among petitions

Published 22/01/2016 | 02:30

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Proposed legalisation on cannabis, suicide awareness and water meter boxes were among the diverse issues examined by the Oireachtas Committee with responsibility for public petitions.

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The committee on public service oversight and petitions, chaired by Sinn Féin TD Pádraig MacLochlainn and first established in 2011, has delivered a report on its role. As well as the serious issues raised, it recently considered a call for UFC fighter Conor McGregor's face to be put on €1 coins.

Mr MacLochlainn said the committee's establishment was the first time the public had an opportunity to influence the parliamentary agenda in Ireland through a petitions system.

Irish Independent

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