SF to confirm abortion stance at Ard Fheis

SF to confirm abortion stance at Ard Fheis
Martin McGuinness

Sinn Féin will adopt a stance on abortion at its Ard Fheis today.

Last night the party voted not to go into any coalition led by Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil after the general election.

On the abortion issue, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said he is in favour of allowing terminations in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.

"This represents a real challenge to all of us to be compassionate," he said.

"Where people have gone through very traumatic experiences in their lives, political parties have a duty and a responsibility to deal with those situations."

More on this topic

McDonald promises referendum on united Ireland within five years if Sinn Féin enter powerMcDonald promises referendum on united Ireland within five years if Sinn Féin enter power

Michelle O'Neill survives challenge to role as Sinn Féin vice presidentMichelle O'Neill survives challenge to role as Sinn Féin vice president

Eoin Ó Broin: Housing is 'single biggest failure' of coalition GovernmentEoin Ó Broin: Housing is 'single biggest failure' of coalition Government

Brexit and abortion on the agenda at Sinn Féin Ard FheisBrexit and abortion on the agenda at Sinn Féin Ard Fheis


More in this Section

Spring forward: Don't forget clocks go forward tonightSpring forward: Don't forget clocks go forward tonight

People urged to shop responsibly as supermarkets experience long queuesPeople urged to shop responsibly as supermarkets experience long queues

High-profile solicitor in critical condition as he battles Covid-19High-profile solicitor in critical condition as he battles Covid-19

Covid-19: Government provides list of essential workersCovid-19: Government provides list of essential workers


Lifestyle

As the clocks go ahead, so does your style. Corina Gaffney picks your new wardrobe heroesFashion forward: Spring fashion as the clocks change

Des O'Sullivan gives an overview of the changed dates for much-anticipated salesAntiques & FIne Art: What events are put on hold for now?

Virtual auctions a welcome distraction, writes Des O’SullivanBuyers adapt with ease to bid online while grounded

I wish I could write us all back in time, when we could pop to the shops without fear, when grandparents did not have to wave through a window at their grandchildren.Michelle Darmody: Recipes with simple ingredients

More From The Irish Examiner