Tonight Sinn Fein is hosting a rally in the Mansion House at 7pm, as well as representatives of various Irish unions, the guest speakers are a group of union leaders from the United States. The theme of the event is “In common cause against austerity” Sean was joined by Terry O'Sullivan General President’s of the Labourers International Union of North America.
There’s nothing like a bit of political musical chairs to spice things up in constituency politics. And today’s Irish Independent says that former Fianna Fail TD, Chris Andrews is set to run for Sinn Fein in the local elections and possibly in the next general election. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams didn’t confirm or deny the story when he was asked about it earlier on Morning Ireland. On the line was Fiach Kelly, political correspondent of the Irish Independent.
Sinn Fein’s motion calling for immediate legislation to allow for an abortion where the mother’s life is at risk is being debated in the Dail while the Government parties’ counter motion supports the Minister for Health's recommendation that the expert group report should be published immediately after it is brought to Cabinet next Tuesday. I am joined on the line from Dail Eireann by Mary Lou McDonald Deputy Leader of Sinn Fein and by Ciara Conway of Labour.