Ye Harris was really on the ropes there. She should have pushed him harder. I'm glad someone finally brought up the fact that he was pro-life for years and then suddenly - like most FG TDs - changed his mind.
Carol Nolan had stood up earlier and made a powerful, moving speech in defence of mother and child. She was personally attacked, in a typical thuggish, belligerent, ignorant fashion by Louise O'Reilly of Sinn Féin, and she responds to that attack here. It must be difficult for all of these brave pro-life TDs to stand up in the Dáil against the reckless hate in this bill so that they can ask for even a modicum of compassion for helpless babies. I applaud their courage, and I stand with Carol Nolan because she is decent and principled and kind and honourable, and because she is an inspiration to my daughters and to me. #ToghaBean Carol Nolan TD ... Niamh Uí Bhriain