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    Default Do opposition bills ever get passed in the Dail?

    Simple question really, you always hear about SF and FF introducing bills to the house but I cant seem to recall any that have passed recently. Is there many that have passed and if so what did the bills concern?
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    I think Alan Shatter is one of the few who had a bill passed in the Dail while he was on the Opposition benches. It was to do with family law.

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    The answer is yes, but very, very rarely.

    One example - it may even have been the last example - was I believe that Alan Shatter had a Family Law Bill passed in the 1990s.

    I can't recall any recent example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin Coir View Post
    I think Alan Shatter is one of the few who had a bill passed in the Dail while he was on the Opposition benches. It was to do with family law.
    I think he has about 3 of them; a record.

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    Default Found three more

    The Oireachtas website lists all bills since 1992. There doesnt seem to be a search facility. A google search ( "Source Private Member" site: oireachtas.ie "Status Enacted" ) gave one result: Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2005, introduced by Pat Rabbitte.

    Edit: Found three more google (site: oireachtas.ie "Enacted" PMB -nn):
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