Thursday 8 December 2016

David Quinn: A fight over abortion is the last thing we need right now

Published 07/01/2011 | 05:00

Apart from this or that provision, no one has yet demonstrated in any substantial way how our current constitutional arrangement is failing us

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The way things are going, the 1980s will soon be fully reformed before our very eyes. We already have the recession and shortly we will have 'divisive' social referenda.

All of the main parties are committed to a children's rights referendum so it looks like we're going to get that come what may. This one doesn't need to be divisive. It will all depend on how much power it intends giving the State over children.

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