Friday 22 September 2017

Cormac Murphy: Dail descends into petty backbiting on a solemn day

IT was the big issue of the day and might have been expected to unite the Dail.

A young woman, Savita Halappanavar, had died in what sounds like the most distressing of circumstances and in pain.

And, according to her husband’s account, after being refused an abortion even though there was no hope of saving the baby she was carrying.

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