McGuinness votes against protection of life bill

Local Fianna Fail TD John McGuinness has voted against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, which passed anyway by overwhelming majority.

Local Fianna Fail TD John McGuinness has voted against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, which passed anyway by overwhelming majority.

Shortly before 12.30am last night, TDs voted by 127 to 31 in favour of the legislation, which allows for abortion in limited circumstances. Deputy McGuinness, who was the only Carlow/Kilkenny representative to vote against the bill, did not return phone calls from the Kilkenny People seeking comment this week.