Saturday 21 July 2018

Kevin Doyle: By switching sides on abortion debate, Simon Coveney has left FG without a pro-life figurehead

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photo: Arthur Carron
Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photo: Arthur Carron
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Those who believe Simon Coveney's change of heart on abortion was a cold, calculated political decision are wrong.

No minister ever wants to find themselves performing an about-turn on the front of the newspapers, especially on an issue that they have been so clear cut on in the past.

Reading the Tánaiste's piece in the Irish Independent yesterday, it's clear that he demanded legislative assurances from colleagues in Government.

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