Wednesday 16 October 2019

The Floating Voter Podcast: Mattie’s 'fat lady' comment shows me we need more women in politics - Catherine Noone

Catherine Noone
Catherine Noone

Independent.ie Political Team

This week on The Floating Voter Niall O' Connor is joined in studio by Nicola Anderson and Philip Ryan, with Shona Murray on the line from Brussels.

Senator Catherine Noone Chairperson of the Oireachteas committee on the Eighth Amendment joins us in studio to discuss the outcome of last night's vote from the repeal committee, and some controversial comments from independent TD Mattie McGrath.

Before Wednesday’s vote on the State’s abortion laws at the Oireachtas committee meeting, Mr McGrath said: "The fat lady hasn’t sang here yet and I’m not talking about the chairperson of the committee or anybody like that."

Ms Noone speaks about the reality of working in Leinster House for women and on Ireland's pending referendum on the Eighth Ammendment. 

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