Fine Gael’s ranks irritated by a week of ‘Simon says’

Tánaiste Simon Coveney’s confused and confusing interventions in the abortion debate have not gone down well with his FG colleagues

1st April, 2018

For someone who claimed last week that most people in Ireland don’t want to talk about abortion, Simon Coveney has recently spent quite a lot of time doing the opposite.

The Tánaiste, one source close to him says, is now at “at peace” with the proposal to legislate for abortions up to 12 weeks if the Eighth Amendment is repealed on May 25. But his very public wrestling with his conscience has irritated...

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