Oscar Shandra-Penhaligon writes:
How come the faces and bodies of the No and Yes campaigns are all white? We live in a multi-cultural society. One that votes.
The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has criticised those who “put pictures of miscarried babies, with my image” up in his Wicklow constituency “with a view to intimidate and upset” his family, friends and constituents. pic.twitter.com/Jj5xxj8Ul2
— RTÉ Politics (@rtepolitics) May 9, 2018
At a meeting of the Oireachtas health committee.
Minister for Health Simon Harris mentions those posters outside his constituency office..
After which, Senator Ronán Mullen asked the minister:
“What I’m asking you is, is there a disconnect between disapproving of the posters and being in favour of the killing of children in that way?”
Mr Harris responded that he “disassociated”himself from the language of Senator Mullen and that he will campaign for a Yes vote.
Earlier: Still Here
Via RTE Politics
In Limerick city…
Kevin Kiely Jnr writes:
I encountered an individual tearing down ‘Vote Yes’ posters…
According to ROSA, the posters cost €6 each.
As if It hadn’t sufficiently whetted appetites for season 2 (which starts on October 27th), Netflix promos its landmark series with a range of appropriately low res tributes to posters from 80s horror movies Firestarter, Alien (a few months short of the 80s in fairness), Stand By Me, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Evil Dead.
— repealproject (@repealproject) September 18, 2016
Dirty hurling ahead of the March for Choice next Saturday.
If you see it, report it and post it.
Pic: Jim O’Callaghan
Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin (right)and Fine Gael leader, and acting Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Pat Leahy, in the Irish Times this morning, reports:
Meetings to discuss a possible new government will continue today as Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil intensify their efforts to woo Independent TDs in advance of Wednesday’s vote for taoiseach.
Fianna Fáil will hold an all-day meeting with the group of five rural Independents. Tomorrow it will meet the six members of the Independent Alliance.
Front bench Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan dismissed reports that the party’s mood towards coalition with Fine Gael was softening.
And party sources said the Leitrim Fianna Fáil organisation last week voted 50 votes to none against coalition with Fine Gael in an example of grassroots feeling, which is strongly against any such deal.
Listening to @morningireland would dispel myth that govt formation impasse can go on & on. Serious issues piling up. Hope it focuses all.
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) April 4, 2016
Leo Varadkar tweeted:
My posters cleaned, counted, stored and ready to be deployed.