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Poll: Should independent ministers be given a free vote on the Repeal the Eighth bill?

Health Minister Simon Harris is hoping a technical counter-motion will be a good enough compromise for independent TDs.

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INDEPENDENT ALLIANCE MEMBERS are pushing for a free vote on the AAA-PBP’s bill on repealing the Eighth Amendment, which will be debated on Tuesday.

The Taoiseach has said the Cabinet needs a collective response and the Independent Alliance agreed to support a programme for government that provided for a Citizen’s Assembly to look at the issue.

Health Minister Simon Harris is hoping a technical counter-motion will be a good enough compromise to appease the independent TDs.

We want to know what you think: Should independent ministers be given a free vote on the Repeal the Eighth bill?


Poll Results:

Yes, they should be able to vote in keeping with their beliefs (5594)
No, ministers should vote with the government (1721)
I'm not sure (250)



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