Saturday 23 September 2017

Enda Kenny stays tight-lipped on Dail ‘horseplay’

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has refused to comment on the Dail ‘horseplay’ incident.

The incident, which saw Tom Barry pull party colleague Aine Collins onto his lap during this morning’s abortion debate, has provoked furious reaction.

"I have not seen the incident and therefore I am not going to comment on it," Mr Kenny said this morning.

"I didn't see it and I have no comment...it is a very serious debate and obviously we have had more discussion about the (abortion) bill in question than any other bill in probably the last 40 years."

The incident was witnessed by a senior Cabinet minister and they described it as "giddy" and "silly" rather than untoward.

They confirmed that Ms Collins took no offence at the time.

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