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Crisis averted on divisive issue of abortion - for now

Ministers have agreed to block bill from PBP/AAA, writes Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

25th October, 2016
Independent ministers may still face criticism despite agreement. Pic:

Government ministers have managed to agree to block a private bill seeking to hold a referendum on the divisive issue of abortion.

The agreement to block the bill being put forward by the PBP/AAA in the Dáil this week will enhance relations between Fine Gael and the Independence Alliance.

But today’s compromise agreement will lead to criticism from opposition TDs, who know full well that Independent Alliance Ministers like Shane Ross, Finian...

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