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At least Kenny's conscience is now clear

When Enda's needs clashed with Lucinda's scruples the greater good had to suffer, writes Gene Kerrigan

Published 14/07/2013 | 05:00

Let's examine Lucinda's conscience. Let's look at where Lucinda's conscience has led us. Because, that's what it was all about – those late nights, that fervid Dail "debate". It was about Lucinda Creighton and Enda Kenny, their political careers and the state of their consciences.

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Last week's Dail farce was supposed to be about abortion. It was supposed to be about the limit the State places on a woman's control over her reproductive potential. It was supposed to be the culmination of 30 years of debate – spurred into a new, more urgent phase by the death of Savita Halappanavar.

Serious stuff, whichever side you're on.

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