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The Daily Poll

Poll: Were TDs right to wear 'Repeal' jumpers in the Dáil chamber?

Or should slogans be kept outside?

YESTERDAY, SIX TDS from the AAA-PBP wore ‘Repeal’ sweatshirts on the first day of the new Dáil term.

The TDs wore the jumpers as Ruth Coppinger TD pushed the Taoiseach for a referendum on abortion following Saturday’s March for Choice.

The wearing of the jumpers emblazoned with a slogan used by pro-choice campaigners was criticised by some politicians, however. Fine Gael TD Ciarán Cannon called it a ‘stunt’.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl said that it wasn’t forbidden per se, but that “party political” emblems shouldn’t be shown. He also said that clothing infractions could be investigated by the committee on procedure and privileges.

In the Dáil last year, Mary Lou McDonald TD was asked to remove a badge promoting a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum.

But what do you think, should TDs be free to wear slogans in the Dáil?

Today’s poll, Were TDs right to wear ‘Repeal’ jumpers in the Dáil chamber?

Poll Results:

No (7769)
Yes (7411)
Don't know (545)

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