Ireland: TDs wear ‘Repeal’ sweaters amid Dáil question on abortion

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Ruth Coppinger and other AAA-PBP TDs spoken to on issue as emblems not permitted
Sept 27, 2016
Marie O'Halloran

Members of the AAA-PBP group of TDs wore sweaters displaying the slogan “REPEAL” in the Dáil as Dublin West TD Ruth Coppinger raised the issue of abortion for leaders’ questions.

The six members of the group arrived into the chamber with the men wearing jackets over the sweaters until Ms Coppinger spoke.

Wearing clothing or emblems displaying party political messages in the Dáil runs counter to standing orders.

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Source: Irish Times