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Leak of expert group report disgraceful – Ó Caoláin

22 November, 2012 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Commenting on the leaking of the report of the expert group on abortion, Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD said that the government should publish the report immediately.

He said:

“It is disgraceful that the conclusions of the expert group report are now in the media, through the Prime Time programme, after the government refused to heed calls for its publication at the time it was received last week.

“The Oireachtas has been treated with contempt by the cabinet and, unless it relents, we must wait until next week before seeing the report and addressing its conclusions. The government should end this charade and publish the report immediately.

“The conclusions of the expert group as reported on Prime Time seem to reinforce the case for primary legislation, as distinct from guidelines or secondary legislation, vindicating the call made in the Sinn Féin motion voted down by the government on Wednesday night.”


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