Alone He Stands



Peter Mathews at the pro-life rally in Merrion Square, Dublin,  on Saturday.

Dublin South TD Peter Mathews told the Irish Independent: “I will do what I have to do and that is vote against the bill.”

…He made his pledge after Taoiseach Enda Kenny rejected a call from Diarmuid Martin, the Archbishop of Dublin, for TDs to be given a free vote on the contentious proposals.

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has given his TDs a free vote, although this was against his original wishes and was granted largely to avoid a damaging split in his parliamentary party.



FG TD Mathews breaks ranks on abortion and pledges to vote ‘no’ (Gareth Naughton, Irish Independent)

Pic via Liam Foley

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