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
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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