Sunday 4 December 2016

Kenny has shown real guts and leadership on a difficult issue

Published 02/05/2013 | 17:00

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD during a media briefing on the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill at Government Buildings
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD during a media briefing on the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill at Government Buildings

THANK you, Taoiseach, for walking the line. For showing yourself to be a democrat who accepts the will of the people and for reminding your backbenchers about their duty as legislators.

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The tide turned in the abortion debate yesterday when Enda demonstrated backbone, leadership and an ability to resist pressure from all sides. Including his own.

A bill to put abortion on the statute books for the first time in Ireland's history was published – a groundbreaking development, however restrictive the access.

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