Saturday 16 December 2017

At least Kenny's conscience is now clear

When Enda's needs clashed with Lucinda's scruples the greater good had to suffer, writes Gene Kerrigan

Let's examine Lucinda's conscience. Let's look at where Lucinda's conscience has led us. Because, that's what it was all about – those late nights, that fervid Dail "debate". It was about Lucinda Creighton and Enda Kenny, their political careers and the state of their consciences.

Last week's Dail farce was supposed to be about abortion. It was supposed to be about the limit the State places on a woman's control over her reproductive potential. It was supposed to be the culmination of 30 years of debate – spurred into a new, more urgent phase by the death of Savita Halappanavar.

Serious stuff, whichever side you're on.

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