Just a note to mark this since I guess it's a fairly significant milestone along the way, so to speak.
Just watching the live feed, and the bill's been passed. There wasn't a vote which I thought was slightly unfortunate. It's on to the Seanad now.
There was lots of back-patting at the end of it all in the closing remarks of the politicians, and finally great applause in the public chamber.
So yeah...here we are. It's not everything we all might hope for, but I think it's definitely an important and enabling stepping stone along the way