Mary Regan: The programme for government makes only an indirect reference to abortion

But the issue could destabilise an already fragile partnership

3rd July, 2016
Minister for Health Simon Harris and Enda Kenny Pic: RollingNews.ie

For an issue that was inevitably going to prove one of the greatest tests to the “partnership” underpinning government – abortion doesn’t get a single mention in the programme for government. The document says nothing about the issue of fatal foetal abnormality, which has become the focus of debate on whether the constitutional ban should be lifted.

The 155-page document – which deals with everything from sugar content in fizzy drinks,...

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