Friday 24 February 2017

Kevin Doyle: Taoiseach under pressure as Fine Gael ministers clear path for another abortion referendum

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is facing increasing pressure within Fine Gael to address the issue of abortion ahead of the General Election - as three ministers have spoken out on the issue.

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said she never felt the Constitution was "the place to deal with complex issues" such as fatal foetal abnormality.

She was responding to comments from Children's Minister James Reilly, who called for an referendum on repealing the eighth amendment early in the next term of government.

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