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John Downing: A bit of quick parking, big U-turn and loads of procedure

Published 27/11/2015 | 02:30

James Reilly
James Reilly

Do you know the feeling of relief at sighting the "Park Here" sign as you become increasingly flustered driving in a traffic-choked city?

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You do! Well, that knowledge will help you understand Enda Kenny's moves to ensure "abortion" does not figure among the key voter motivators come the new year.

All seasoned politicians know that there are few if any votes in this most divisive of issues, which has convulsed the nation over the past three decades on several occasions. All parties have their problems on the issue - but it sits right on a 50-year fault-line in Fine Gael which has periodically pitted the liberals against the conservatives.

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