Ireland: Dáil abortion debate ends abruptly as Government TDs absent when quorum called

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Dáil abortion debate ends abruptly as Government TDs absent when quorum called
McGrath condemns lack of attendance as disgraceful in debate called for 10pm

Tue, Jan 23, 2018
Marie O'Halloran, Michael O'Regan

The Dáil debate on abortion was cut short because not enough Government TDs were present when a quorum was called.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath called the quorum which requires 10 Deputies to be present. He said it was a disgrace that there were so few TDs present in the House for the debate on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

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