Creighton's cold comfort

The Fine Gael junior minister is sticking to her beliefs by voting against the abortion bill this week, and will lead a new alliance of rebel FG deputies.

6th July, 2013
Lucinda Creighton and Enda Kenny: the Taoiseach is certain to remove Creighton from her junior European ministry if and when she votes against the government's abortion bill this Wednesday. Photo: Photocall

Where now for Lucinda Creighton? The junior minister is preparing to follow up her anti-abortion speech last week by voting against her own government's bill on Wednesday.

When Creighton walked into the Dáil chamber last week to make her hard-hitting address on the bill, she was fully aware of the implications of the amendments she was about to seek to the legislation. The complete omission of the suicide clause, time limits for abortion and legal...

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