Pat Leahy: Abortion is an election issue, whether Kenny likes it or not

The Taoiseach’s fabled gift for sniffing the wind will now be put to the test once again

6th December, 2015
Enda Kenny’s reputation as a windcock for middle Ireland will be put to the test in an election campaign in which abortion looks set to be a key issuePA

Last weekend, Fine Gael was briefing that the Taoiseach’s decision to commit to a citizen’s forum/constitutional convention on abortion if he was returned to government – and to promise his TDs a free vote on the issue – was a political masterstroke.

It would, they said, take the abortion issue “off the political agenda” for the election, eliminating a tricky issue for the party, which had such difficulty with the...

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