Afri invited Doug Weir, coordinator of the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW), to Dublin on the 28th September to speak at a public meeting in the Central Hotel. Continue reading “Ban Depleted Uranium! Public Meeting”
18 November 2010
On Wednesday evening, 17 November, the Prohibition of Depleted Uranium Weapons Bill passed through its final stage in the Seanad with cross party support. Afri is pleased with the progress of the Bill thus far, and would like to commend all Senators who have been involved in pushing the bill forward.
Senator Dan Boyle introduced the Bill as a Private Members Bill in July 2009, following a meeting organised by Afri with Doug Weir, Coordinator of the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW). Senator David Norris has also been an active supporter of the Bill and hosted a briefing for Senators on the issue in May 2010, as was Senator Hannigan of the Labour Party. David Norris highlighted that this is only the second time that a Private Members Bill has passed through the Seanad, which underlines the special achievement. Continue reading “Depleted Uranium Ban Bill passes through the Seanad”
PRESS RELEASE, 6 November 2010
Issued by Afri and Irish CND
Marking the International Day of Action Against Depleted Uranium Weapons on Saturday 6th November, the Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Afri are urging the Oireachtas to pass without further delay the Prohibition of Depleted Uranium Weapons Bill, introduced as a Private Members Bill last year in the Seanad, where it has been approved with all-party support. Continue reading “International Day of Action Against Depleted Uranium Weapons, 6th November”