Irish politicians question Kenny on abortion laws

Abortion Ireland
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Archive

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams asked Taoiseach Enda Kenny when he intended to legislate for abortion, while Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin called for an external inquiry to be carried out on Savita Halappanavar's death.

Both opposition TBs were joined by Independent Shane Ross in expressing sadness over the death of the 31-year-old.


Ireland abortion death inquiry

Irish officials have removed three consultants from an inquiry into the death of a pregnant Indian woman in hospital. Praveen Halappanavar, whose wife Savita died after a miscarriage, had refused to co-operate unless the doctors were removed.