Ireland: Abortion debate cut short for second night as 20-TD quorum not met

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Abortion debate cut short for second night as 20-TD quorum not met
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Wed, Jan 24, 2018
Marie O'Halloran

Debate on abortion in the Dáil was cut short for a second night running after it proved impossible to reach a quorum of 20 TDs.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath called the quorum, requiring that a minimum of 20 TDs be in the chamber to allow the debate to continue.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/oireachtas/abortion-debate-cut-short-for-second-night-as-20-td-quorum-not-met-1.3367610