Tuesday 19 November 2019

Stayaway TD was in Istanbul

QINDEPENDENT TD Stephen Donnelly remained in Turkey for a meeting of an international body when the abortion legislation vote took place – even though two other TDs were able to return from the same trip in time for the ballot. Mr Donnelly was notably missing from the important vote and colleagues didn't know where he was on Monday night.

But there were two other TDs, Fine Gael's Heather Humphreys and Labour's Ann Phelan, in Istanbul for the same meeting who flew home in time for the vote.

Irish Independent

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