Three NW Fianna Fail TDs vote against holding referendum at all

Three Fianna Fail TDs from the North West were among seventeen of the party’s TDs that voted against holding a referendum on Repealing the 8th Amendment.

The abortion referendum bill passed all stages in the Dáil last night and Health Minister Simon Harris says the holding of an abortion referendum by the end of May is ‘very much on track’.

However, there was shock in the Dail at the number of TDs that voted against holding a referendum at all.

Sligo Leitrim Fianna Fail TDs Eamon Scanlon and Marc MacSharry as well as Donegal TD and Leas Cheann Comhairle Pat the Cope Gallagher are among those who voted against holding the vote.

The legislation now heads to the Seanad, where a debate is scheduled for next week.