Thursday 18 October 2018

They can't say the ways of the Real FF haven't been tried

 

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Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

At first you felt there was something strangely poignant about the "pro-life" members of Fianna Fail taking issue with Micheal Martin's position on the Eighth Amendment.

"It's time for us to make it known that we've not gone liberal," said Bobby Aylward, the TD from Kilkenny, who felt that he was representing the views of about 70pc of party members who are "pro-life".

But they did not want to get rid of Micheal Martin, as such - though Mary Butler, the TD from Waterford, said that she was "saddened and shocked" by Martin's speech in the Dail.

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