How TDs voted on Mick Wallace TD's Fatal Fetal Abnormalities Bill


Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace's bill to allow provisions for abortion in the case of fatal fetal abnormalities has attracted a lot of attention against the backdrop of increasing calls for a referendum on the repeal of the 8th Amendment. The bill was not expected to pass, and was defeated by 95 votes to 45.

Fine Gael TDs voted unanimously against the bill. Fianna Fáil allowed a free vote, and while the majority of the party opposed the bill, five TDs - Lisa Chambers, Timmy Dooley, Niall Collins, Fiona O'Loughlin and Robert Troy - voted in favour of hearing it. The seven Labour TDs abstained from the vote, and all of the Sinn Féin, Green Party and AAA-PBP TDs present voted for it.

Independent Alliance TDs and Ministers Shane Ross, Finian McGrath and John Halligan all voted against the Government, while Katherine Zappone voted with the Government against the bill. Fifteen TDs either abstained or were absent from the Dáil when the vote took place. They are detailed below.

TDs who voted against the bill (95)
Carlow-Kilkenny
Bobby Aylward (FF)
Pat Deering (FG)
John McGuinness (FF)
John Paul Phelan (FG)

Cavan-Monaghan
Heather Humphries (FG)
Brendan Smith (FF)
Niamh Smyth (FF)

Clare
Pat Breen (FG)
Joe Carey (FG)
Michael Harty (Ind)

Cork East
Kevin O'Keeffe (FF)
David Stanton (FG)

Cork North West
Michael Creed (FG)
Aindrias Moynihan (FF)
Michael Moynihan (FF)

Cork South Central
Simon Coveney (FG)
Micheál Martin (FF)
Michael McGrath (FF)

Cork South West
Margaret Murphy O'Mahony (FF)
Jim Daly (FG)
Michael Collins (Ind)

Donegal
Pat the Cope Gallagher (FF)
Charlie McConalogue (FF)
Joe McHugh (FG)

Dublin Bay North
Richard Bruton (FG)
Sean Haughey (FF)

Dublin Bay South
Eoghan Murphy (FG)
Jim O'Callaghan (FF)
Kate O'Connell (FG)

Dublin Central
Paschal Donohoe (FG)

Dublin Fingal
Alan Farrell (FF)
Darragh O'Brien (FF)

Dublin Mid West 
John Curran (FF)

Dublin North West
Noel Rock (FG)

Dublin Rathdown
Josepha Madigan (FG)

Dublin South Central
Catherine Byrne (FG)

Dublin South West
Colm Brophy (FG)
John Lahart (FF)
Katherine Zappone (Ind)

Dublin West
Jack Chambers (FF)
Leo Varadkar (FG)

Dún Laoghaire
Maria Bailey (FG)
Seán Barrett (FG)
Mary Mitchell O'Connor (FG)

Galway East
Anne Rabbitte (FF)
Seán Canney (Ind)

Galway West
Noel Grealish (Ind)
Sean Kyne (FG)
Hildegarde Naughton (FG)
Éamon Ó Cuív (FF)

Kerry
John Brassil (FF)
Brendan Griffin (FG)
Danny Healy Rae (Ind)
Michael Healy Rae (Ind)

Kildare North
Bernard Durkan (FG)
James Lawless (FF)
Frank O'Rourke (FF)

Kildare South 
Martin Heydon (FG)

Laois
Charlie Flanagan (FG)
Sean Fleming (FF)

Limerick City
Willie O'Dea (FF)
Michael Noonan (FG)

Limerick County
Tom Neville (FG) 
Patrick O'Donovan (FF)

Longford-Westmeath
Peter Burke (FG)
Kevin Boxer Moran (Ind)

Louth
Declan Breathnach (FF)
Peter Fitzpatrick (FG)
Fergus O'Dowd (FG)

Mayo
Dara Calleary (FF)
Enda Kenny (FG)
Michael Ring (FG)

Meath East
Thomas Byrne (FF)
Regina Doherty (FG)
Helen McEntee (FG)

Meath West
Shane Cassells (FF)
Damien English (FG)

Offaly
Marcella Corcoran Kennedy (FF)
Barry Cowen (FF)

Roscommon-Galway
Eugene Murphy (FF)
Michael Fitzmaurice (Ind)
Denis Naughten (Ind)

Sligo-Leitrim
Eamon Scanlon (FF)
Tony McLoughlin (FG)

Tipperary
Jackie Cahill (FF)
Michael Lowry (Ind)
Mattie McGrath (Ind)

Waterford
Mary Butler (FF)
John Deasy (FG)

Wexford
James Browne (FF)
Michael D'Arcy (FG)
Paul Kehoe (FG) 

Wicklow
Pat Casey (FF)
Andrew Doyle (FG)
Simon Harris (FG) 

TDs who voted for the bill (45)
 
Carlow-Kilkenny
Kathleen Funchion (SF)

Cavan-Monaghan
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (SF)

Clare
Timmy Dooley (FF)

Cork East
Pat Buckley (SF)

Cork North Central
Mick Barry (AAA-PBP)
Jonathan O'Brien (SF)

Cork South Central
Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire (SF)

Donegal
Pearse Doherty (SF)
Thomas Pringle (Ind)

Dublin Bay North
Tommy Broughan (Ind)
Finian McGrath (Ind)
Denise Mitchell (SF)

Dublin Bay South
Eamon Ryan (GP)

Dublin Central
Mary Lou McDonald (SF)
Maureen O'Sullivan (Ind)

Dublin Fingal
Clare Daly (I4C)
Louise O'Reilly (SF)

Dublin Mid West
Eoin Ó Broin (SF)

Dublin North West
Dessie Ellis (SF)
Róisín Shortall (SD)

Dublin Rathdown
Catherine Martin (GP)
Shane Ross (Ind)

Dublin South Central
Bríd Smith (AAA-PBP)
Joan Collins (I4C)
Aengus Ó Snodaigh (SF)

Dublin South West
Paul Murphy (AAA-PBP) 

Dublin West
Ruth Coppinger (AAA-PBP)

Dún Laoghaire
Richard Boyd Barrett (AAA-PBP)

Galway West
Catherine Connolly (Ind)

Kerry
Martin Ferris (SF)

Kildare North
Catherine Murphy (SD) 

Kildare South
Fiona O'Loughlin (FF)

Laois
Brian Stanley (SF)

Limerick City
Maurice Quinlivan (SF)

Limerick County
Niall Collins (FF)

Longford-Westmeath
Robert Troy (FF)

Louth
Gerry Adams (SF)
Imelda Munster (SF)

Mayo
Lisa Chambers (FF)

Sligo-Leitrim
Martin Kenny (SF)

Tipperary
Seamus Healy (WUAG)

Waterford
David Cullinane (SF) 
John Halligan (Ind)

Wexford
Mick Wallace (I4C)

Wicklow 
John Brady (SF)
Stephen Donnelly (SD)

TDs who abstained or were absent
from the vote
Cork East
Seán Sherlock (Lab)

Cork North Central
Billy Kelleher (FF)
Dara Murphy (FG)

Dublin Fingal
Brendan Ryan (Lab)

Dublin Mid West
Frances Fitzgerald (FG)
Gino Kenny (AAA-PBP)

Dublin South West
Seán Crowe (SF)

Dublin West
Joan Burton (Lab)

Limerick City
Jan O'Sullivan (Lab)

Longford-Westmeath
Willie Penrose (Lab)

Meath West
Peadar Tóibín (SF)

Offaly
Carol Nolan (SF)

Sligo-Leitrim
Marc MacSharry (FF)

Tipperary
Alan Kelly (Lab)

Wexford
Brendan Howlin (Lab)