Abortion stance could damage Fianna Fail’s youth appeal
Fianna Fáil more conservative than public at large but party may not take official position
Oct 19, 2017
Just before the Fianna Fáil ardfheis passed a motion effectively calling for the Eighth Amendment to be retained, delegates were warned about finding themselves on the opposite side of the abortion debate to the young, urban voters they desperately need.
Professor Tim Bale of Queen Mary University of London told a session in the RDS that in the UK, politics is now largely split along age rather than class lines.