Does Fine Gael support abortion?

In 2018 the Fine Gael government held a referendum on the Eighth Amendment, the provision in the Irish constitution which forbid abortion. The party campaigned to repeal the amendment and were successful.

What does the Irish Constitution say about abortion?

The Thirty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland (previously bill no. 29 of 2018) is an amendment to the Constitution of Ireland which permits the Oireachtas to legislate for abortion. The constitution had previously prohibited abortion unless there was a serious risk to the life of the mother.

Is Fianna Fáil left or right?

Since 1927, Fianna Fáil has been one of Ireland’s two major parties, along with Fine Gael since 1933; both are seen as being centre-right parties, and as being to the right of the Labour Party and Sinn Féin. Fianna Fáil is a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and of Liberal International.

Was Michael Collins Fine fail?

Collins (born 1 November 1940) is a former Irish politician who served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for Limerick West from 1997 to 2007. Until 2002, he was a member of Fianna Fáil, and since then has been Independent.

Who founded Fianna Gael?

W. T. Cosgrave
Eoin O’DuffyJames DillonFrank MacDermot
Fine Gael/Founders

Is abortion Legalised in Ireland?

The Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 defines the circumstances and processes within which abortion is legally performed in Ireland. It was signed by the President of Ireland on 20 December 2018, after being approved by both Houses of the Oireachtas, legalising abortion in Ireland.

At what point does abortion become illegal?

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a United States Congress bill to ban late-term abortions nationwide after 20 weeks post-fertilization on the basis that the fetus is capable of feeling pain during an abortion at and after that point of pregnancy.

What is the largest political party in Ireland?

At the 2011 general election, Fine Gael became the largest party in the Oireachtas with 36.1% of the vote. Fine Gael has 34 TDs, 16 Senators, 5 MEPs and 254 councillors.

Did Kitty Kiernan marry?

Later life and death On 10 June 1925, Kitty married Felix Cronin, who was Quartermaster General in the Irish Army. They had two children, their first born son, Felix junior (d. 21 November 1999), and their second son, Michael Collins Cronin (b. 5 January 2021).

What does Fine Gael stand for in Ireland?

Law and order party. Although Ireland’s political spectrum was traditionally divided along Civil War lines, rather than the traditional European left–right spectrum, Fine Gael is described generally as a centre-right party, with a focus on “law and order”, enterprise and reward, and “fiscal rectitude”.

What happened to Fine Gael’s minority government?

Following the 2016 general election, Fine Gael retained control of the government as a minority government, made possible by a confidence and supply agreement with Fianna Fáíl, who agreed to abstain in confidence votes.

What did James Geoghegan do for expelled Fine Gael politicians?

Dublin Bay South byelection candidate James Geoghegan organised an event for politicians expelled from Fine Gael for their opposition to abortion legislation. Geoghegan also wrote a number of policy papers for the group of expelled politicians.

What are Fine Gael’s core values?

Fine Gael describes itself as a “party of the progressive centre” which it defines as acting “in a way that is right for Ireland, regardless of dogma or ideology”. It lists its core values as “equality of opportunity, free enterprise and reward, security, integrity and hope.”.