The Dail resumes this afternoon to a busy agenda with the publication of the new Government legislative programme for the next 6 months. Michael O’Regan, Irish Times Parliamentary Correspondent joined Sean to preview the term ahead.
So tonight is the night after the heated debates, amendments, counter amendments, marches and all night vigils the report and final stage of the protection of life during pregnancy bill will be voted on tonight. Four Fine Gael TDs Billy Timmins, Terence Flanagan, Brian Walsh and Peter Matthews are voting no, it looks like junior minister Lucinda Creighton will vote no. Will there be more overboard? Sean was joined by Michael O’ Regan of the Irish Times.
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Prof David Farrell a Political scientist with UCD was asked why a government which campaigned on Dail reform ended up debating the protection of life during pregnancy bill until the early hours of the morning. Is this the best use of Dail time?
You may have heard about a video in which a male TD pulls a female colleague onto his lap during a break in the abortion debate in the Dail last night... has gone viral. Miriam is joined on the line by Muireann O'Dwyer who posted it online last night.