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There were contrasting moods on view last Wednesday, as the Fine Gael Four absorbed their party's swift punitive action for voting against the government's abortion legislation.

6th July, 2013

There were contrasting moods on view in Leinster House last Wednesday, as the Fine Gael Four absorbed their party's swift punitive action for voting against the government's abortion legislation.

Billy Timmins, a TD for 16 years, following his father who had been first elected in 1968, looked like he was bearing the full burden of sorrow that goes with breaking such a long dynasty. Timmins, popular with his colleagues but an opponent of Enda Kenny...

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