Saturday 23 June 2018

Kevin Doyle: Team building on the menu as FG cooks up calm debate

Citizens’ Assembly chair Ms Justice Mary Laffoy. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins
Citizens’ Assembly chair Ms Justice Mary Laffoy. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

The email inviting Fine Gael TDs and senators to "a dinner with a twist" was an attempt by the party hierarchy to keep everyone united in the face of a debate that has the potential to divide Ireland.

The idea of holding a cookery night after a parliamentary party meeting centred on abortion raised some eyebrows - but isn't necessarily a bad thing.

We are facing into months of arguments over whether the Eighth Amendment should be repealed and, if so, what should replace it.

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