Brexit Omnibus Bill

The Government published the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019 (pdf) on 22 February 2019.

The legislation aims to prepare Ireland for a disorderly Brexit (also called a “no-deal Brexit”). The Bill is made up of 15 parts and crosses the remit of 9 Government ministers. It is expected that the Bill will be ready for commencement by 29 March 2019 and each part will be commenced by the individual minister at the appropriate time.

However, many of the provisions in the Bill will only be necessary if the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 under a no-deal scenario.

You can read a summary of the Bill in the Explanatory Memorandum (pdf). 

 

Unplanned pregnancy – supports available

If you have an unplanned pregnancy, there are free confidential counselling and information services to help you consider your options and access services and supports.

My Options is a freephone helpline that provides counselling over the phone. It is provided by the Health Service Executive (HSE). If you would like face-to-face counselling, My Options can tell you where to get it for free.

My Options provides information and support on all your options if you have an unplanned pregnancy, including information on a range of continued pregnancy supports and on abortion services.

It can give you information about when you can get an abortion and where that service is available. You can also access post-abortion counselling and support from My Options, free of charge.

You can call the My Options helpline on Freephone 1800 828 010 or visit the website, myoptions.ie, for more information.