23/05/2013

Reilly Says Dáil Should Sit Longer To Tackle Abortion Legislation

The Dáil should sit late into the summer if needed to for legislation on abortion, Minister for Health James Reilly has said.

According to the Irish Times, Minister Reilly made his comments after opening new Medtronic offices in Swords.

He is quoted as saying: “If the Dáil has to sit extra days and longer hours, so be it, but everybody will have the opportunity to speak to their concerns on this very sensitive issue.

“There is a real sense in Government that we should not delay with this issue before the summer and the house rises.”

Meanwhile Jerry Buttimer, Oireachtas health committee chairman, is understood to have said it is a “big ask” to have the legislation in place by the end of July.

(MH/CD)


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