Wednesday 21 February 2018

Revealed: Where does the Cabinet (and others) stand on Repeal?

Josepha Madigan Picture: Gerry Mooney
Josepha Madigan Picture: Gerry Mooney
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Cabinet ministers voted unanimously last night to hold a referendum asking voters if they want to repeal the Eighth Amendment which gives equal status to a mother and her unborn child.

But, where does the Cabinet stand on repeal?

Leo Varadkar

Taoiseach and Minister for Defence

Supports repeal and all recommendations

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Leo Varadkar

Simon Coveney

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs

Supports repeal but not abortion up to 12 weeks

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Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD

Richard Bruton

Minister for Education

Agreed to repeal - as yet undeclared on 12 weeks clause

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Education Minister Richard Bruton

Charlie Flanagan

Minister for Justice

Supportive of repeal and 12 weeks

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Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan. Photo: Mark Condren

Paschal Donohoe

Minister for Finance

Supports repeal and all recommendations

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Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe

Heather Humphreys

Minister for Business

Agreed to repeal - as yet undeclared on 12 weeks clause

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Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. Photo: Doug O’Connor

Simon Harris

Minister for Health

Supportive of repeal and 12 weeks

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Health Minister Simon Harris Picture: Damien Eagers

Michael Creed

Minister for Agriculture

Agreed to repeal - as yet undeclared on the 12 weeks clause

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Minister Michael Creed. Picture: Arthur Carron

Denis Naughten

Minister for the Environment

Agreed to repeal - as yet undeclared on 12 weeks clause

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Denis Naughten TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Joe McHugh

Government Chief Whip

Supports repeal but "retains concerns" on abortion up to 12 weeks

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Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh Picture: Tom Burke

Eoghan Murphy

Minister for Housing

Supports repeal and all recommendations

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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy Picture: Collins Dublin

Josepha Madigan

Minister for Culture

Supports repeal and all recommendations

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Josepha Madigan Picture: Gerry Mooney

Michael Ring

Minister for Rural Development

Agreed to repeal - as yet undeclared on 12 weeks clause

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Community and Rural Affairs Minister Michael Ring

Shane Ross

Minister for Transport

Supports repeal and all recommendations

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Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross Picture: Steve Humphreys

Regina Doherty

Minister for Social Protection

Supports repeal and abortion up to 12 weeks

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Regina Doherty Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

Katherine Zappone

Minister for Children

Supports repeal and all recommendations

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Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone. Photo: Frank McGrath

 

Tony McLoughlin

Fine Gael Party Assistant Chief Whip, TD for Sligo

Does not support repeal or the 12-week clause

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Tony McLoughlin

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