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Sunday 21 January 2018

Abortion debate: Lucinda Creighton accuses James Reilly of 'misleading' people

Lucinda Creighton
Lucinda Creighton

Fiach Kelly

THE Fine Gael abortion debate became increasingly pointed as European Affairs Minister Lucinda Creighton accused Health Minister James Reilly of misleading people.

As Dr Reilly was being interviewed on RTE Radio’s ‘This Week’ this afternoon, Ms Creighton sent a curt tweet asking her party’s deputy leader not to “make up” the Fine Gael pre-election position on abortion.

Dr Reilly was defending the party’s position, and said it was not breaking pre-election promises not to legislate for abortion.

But Ms Creighton tweeted: “Sorry Dr Reilly. Please do not mislead people.

“Our manifesto and programme for govt DID NOT commit FG Tds to this. Read it. Don't make it up.”

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