We had widespread support for our bill, to give equality to cohabiting couples last night.
Unfortunately, Government sought another 12 months to deal with our bill.
That is unacceptable, families like Johnny O Meara’s need assistance now. I have received so many examples of heart-breaking cases over the last number of weeks. All Senators who spoke last night had similar examples from their own areas.
We will be following up on this matter through committee and at every other opportunity.
These families are our relations, friends and neighbours and deserve better!