Tuesday 28 February 2017

Fiach Kelly: Politics stripped away, leaving just cold, hard facts

IN a chamber too often suffocated with ideological differences, it took those who know what they're talking about to put some realism back into the debate.

The Seanad chamber has been cleared for the week to allow the Oireachtas Health Committee carry out its abortion hearings.

The Upper House usually hosts the more bitter debates when it comes to abortion, with strong views on either side of the argument from Ronan Mullen – absent from yesterday's hearing – to Labour's Ivana Bacik.

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