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Poll: Should there be a free vote on the Dáil X Case motion?

The Dáil will tonight start debating a Sinn Féin motion to legislate for the X Case. Government TDs have been told they must not vote in favour of it, even if they privately support it. What do you think – should TDs be allowed to vote freely?

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THE DÁIL WILL tonight start debating a motion to legislate for the X Case which is being proposed by Sinn Féin TDs.

The motion is contentious: a number of government TDs – mostly in the Labour party – have been very vocal about the need for X Case legislation following recent events. However coalition party leaders have made it clear that all TDs will be expected to vote against the motion, despite what their personal beliefs may be, because it is being put forward by an opposition party.

The government has said that it is likely to consider whether legislation for the X Case is necessary early next year.

So we’re asking: Should TDs be allowed to vote freely on the Sinn Féin motion to introduce legislation for the X Case?

Poll Results:

Yes (1471)
No (764)
Don't know/Not sure (136)

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