Tuesday 12 December 2017

TD refuses to take part in Dail vote on abortion

Fiach Kelly Political Correspondent

AN Independent TD is refusing to take part in tonight's Dail vote on abortion because he wants a referendum on the issue instead.

In a statement, Kerry South TD Tom Fleming says the Dail "feels it has a monopoly on consideration and consequently has been reluctant to put major issues to the electorate".

However, Mr Fleming did not take a position on the issue, but merely called for a referendum.

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