Monday February 17, 2020

Abortion: Politicians start to grapple with issue they hate the most

Expect more jockeying for position in the months ahead

4th April, 2017
Enda Kenny meets Mary Laffoy and Maurice Manning at the first meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly Pic: Bryan Meade

2017 was always going to be a year when the durability and longevity of the minority government would be tested, with awkward decisions kicked to touch during its formation last year coming to a head.

The painful journey towards a deal on water charges is now thankfully reaching a conclusion that is satisfactory for the majority of politicians, if not exactly being a beacon of good long-term policy-making.

The next major issue now facing the government...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Refusing to discuss Irish unity no longer makes any sense for the DUP –talking about a united Ireland is not the same as supporting it

Deirdre Heenan | 1 day ago

A Sinn Féin-led government would have many implications for the country, from tax on banks to the housing market to a border poll

Ian Guider | 1 day ago

Varying interests will be lining up to fight their corner as Europe aims to reorganise and reinvent economic supply chains to ‘reconcile the economy with our planet’

Daniel Murray | 2 months ago