The Cervical Cancer vote in the Dáil last week saw two on again, off again Fianna Fáil TDs vote completely differently on the matter,
Jim McDaid would not support the Government and abstained from the vote and had these strong words:
“We will pass a death sentence on a certain percentage of the 12-year-old girls whose parents cannot afford the cost of it.
“Is there anyone in this House who would not give the vaccine to their daughters today?” asked Dr McDaid.
He now gets kicked out of Fianna Fáil for a while as a result. Meanwhile, Joe Behan TD who many saw as a man of principle actually voted with Fianna Fáil in support of withdrawing the vaccine:
Mr Behan, who dissented on the medical card issue, has signalled he may be ready to return to the FF fold after he voted with the Government over the vaccine issues and said he backed the broad thrust of policies being pursued by Mr Cowen.