Vote Pro-Life: Candidates in Leinster

Carlow-Kilkenny

  

Candidates who voted AGAINST abortion and/or who want to PROTECT the 8th amendment

Paddy Manning (Ind)  Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

John McGuinness (Fianna Fail) Voted against abortion

      

Candidates who voted FOR abortion and/or who want to REPEAL the 8th amendment

Pat Deering (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

David Fitzgerald (Fine Gael) Party legalised abortion in 2013

Kathleen Funchion (Sinn Fein) Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

Conor Mac Liam (AAA-PBP) Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

Patrick McKee (Renua) Against keeping the 8th Amendment

Malcolm Noonan (Green Party) Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

John Paul Phelan (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

Ann Phelan (Labour) Voted in favour of abortion

Adrienne Wallace (AAA-PBP) Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

     

Other

Bobby Aylward (Fianna Fail) When asked about Repeal of the 8th amendment he siad he would have to read the small print first (Kilkenny Radio)

   

Waiting for Response

Jennifer Murnane-O’Connor (Fianna Fail)

Noel Walsh (Ind)

Kildare North

Candidates who voted AGAINST abortion and/or who want to PROTECT the 8th amendment

Michael Bernie (Ind) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

James Lawless (Fianna Fail) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

Frank O’Rourke (Fianna Fail) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

  

Candidates who voted FOR abortion and/or who want to REPEAL the 8th amendment 

Reada Cronin (Sinn Fein) Party Policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment

Bernard Durkan (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

Anthony Lawlor (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

Catherine Murphy (Social Democrats) Voted in favour of abortion

Maebh Ni Fhalluin (Green Party) Party Policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment

Ashling Merriman (AAA-PBP) Party Policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment

Emmet Stagg (Labour) Voted in favour of abortion

Brendan Young (Ind) Against keeping the 8th Amendment

    

Other

Shane Fitzgerald (REN) According to constituents, he claimed he is in favour of the 8th but wants a 'discussion' about it.

  

Kildare South

 

Candidates who voted AGAINST abortion and/or who want to PROTECT the 8th amendment

Sean O Fearghail (Fianna Fail) Voted against abortion & supports keeping the 8th Amendment

    

Candidates who voted FOR abortion and/or who want to REPEAL the 8th amendment 

Martin Heydon (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion 

Mary Kennedy (Renua) Against keeping the 8th Amendment

Patricia Ryan (Sinn Fein) Party Policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment

Mark Wall (Labour) PParty Policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment

Fiona McLoughlin-Healy (Fine Gael) Party legalised abortion in 2013 

Fiona O’Loughlin (Fianna Fail) Against keeping the 8th Amendment

     

Other

Declan Crowe (Ind) "There should be a referendum, but I would vote to defend the 8th Amendment"

Laois

 

Candidates who voted AGAINST abortion and/or who want to PROTECT the 8th amendment

Sean Fleming (Fianna Fail) Voted against abortion and Supports the 8th amendment

Sinead Moore (Green Party) "While canvassing, the first question someone asked me at the door was are you pro-life and the answer to that is yes, I am. The party have a different view, they think it’s ok to have an abortion in cases of foetal abnormality, rape and incest. It is a complex subject, but the unborn child needs to be protected. I know what it is like to have a crisis pregnancy, falling pregnant at 20 years of age while living in England. When I gave birth to my daughter I felt empowered. When I saw her face it was love at first sight. If I’d had an abortion she wouldn’t be here.”

    

Candidates who voted FOR abortion and/or who want to REPEAL the 8th amendment 

Thomasina Connell (Fine Gael)  Party legalised abortion in 2013

Charles Flanagan (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

Brian Stanley (Sinn Fein) Voted in favour of abortion

John Whelen (Labour) Voted in favour of abortion

  

Longford-Westmeath

 

Candidates who voted AGAINST abortion and/or who want to PROTECT the 8th amendment

Noel McKervey (Catholic Democrat) Strongly pro-life. Supports the 8th amendment

James Miller (Ind) Supports the 8th amendment

       

Candidates who voted FOR abortion and/or who want to REPEAL the 8th amendment 

James Bannon (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

Brian Fagan (Ind) Against keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly on whichcandidate.ie

Paul Hogan (Sinn Fein) Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

Donal Jackson (Ind) Against keeping the 8th Amendment

Manchan Magan (Green Party) Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

Gabrielle McFadden (Fine Gael)  Party legalised abortion in 2013  

Dom Parker (AAA-PBP) Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

Willie Penrose (Labour) Voted in favour of abortion

   

Other

Peter Burke (Fine Gael) Party legalised abortion in 2013 but he has stated publicly that he is against repealing the 8th amendment

Connie Gerety Quinn (Fianna Fail) Says there needs to be a constructive and informed debate on the 8th amendment, but that she is pro-life.    

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran (Ind) Against keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly in two newspaper interviews but that he is against abortion also

James Morgan (Ind) "The constitution can only be changed by the will of the people. If the people want the 8th amendment repealed then we should listen to the people. What also must be clear is what are we replacing it with if it is to be repealed. My personal position is between the ballot box and me."

Robert Troy (Fianna Fail) Voted against abortion in 2013 BUT has recently supported abortion where the baby has a severe disability

    

Waiting for Response

Stephanie Healy (DDI)

Barbara Smyth (Ind)

Louth

 

Candidates who voted AGAINST abortion and/or who want to PROTECT the 8th amendment

David Bradley (Ind) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

Declan Breathnach (FF) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

Michael O’Dowd (Renua) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

      

Candidates who voted FOR abortion and/or who want to REPEAL the 8th amendment 

Gerry Adams (Sinn Fein) Voted in favour of abortion

Kevin Callan (Ind) Against keeping the 8th Amendment

Emma Coffey (Fianna Fail) Against keeping the 8th Amendment

Mark Dearey (Green Party) Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

Peter Fitzpatrick (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

Mary Moran (Labour) Voted in favour of abortion

Fergus O’Dowd (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

Imelda Munster (Sinn Fein) Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

Ged Nash (Labour) Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

Garett Weldon (AAA-PBP) Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

Maeve Yore (Ind) Against keeping the 8th Amendment

   

Waiting for Response

Anthony Connor (DDI)

Pat Greene (DDI) 

  

Meath East

 

Candidates who voted AGAINST abortion and/or who want to PROTECT the 8th amendment

Thomas Byrne (Fianna Fail) Voted against abortion

Ben Gilroy (DDI) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

Sharon Keogan (Ind) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

   

Candidates who voted FOR abortion and/or who want to REPEAL the 8th amendment 

Helen McEntee (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

Regina Doherty (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

Dominic Hannigan (Labour) Voted in favour of abortion

Seamus McDonagh (Workers Party) Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

Sean O’Buachalla (Green Party) PParty Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

Aisling O’Neill (Social Democrats) PaParty Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

Darren O’Rourke (Sinn Fein) Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

   

Waiting for Response

Sarah Tyrell (Renua)

Meath West

 

Candidates who voted AGAINST abortion and/or who want to PROTECT the 8th amendment

Shane Cassels (Fianna Fail) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment as stated publicly on LMFM in the last week

John Malone (Ind) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

Peadar Toibín (Sinn Fein) Voted against abortion and Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

    

Candidates who voted FOR abortion and/or who want to REPEAL the 8th amendment 

Damien English (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

Ray Butler (Fine Gael)  Voted in favour of abortion

Tracy McElhinney (Labour)  Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

Seamus McMenamin (Green Party) Party Policy to Repeal the 8th amendment

Alan Lawes (DDI) Against keeping the 8th Amendment. Says people should decide by way of referendum

    

Waiting for Reponse

Trevor Golden (Ind)

Offaly

 

Candidates who voted AGAINST abortion and/or who want to PROTECT the 8th amendment

Kate Bopp (Ind) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

Eddie Fitzpatrick (Fianna Fail) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

John Leahy (Renua) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

      

Candidates who voted FOR abortion and/or who want to REPEAL the 8th amendment 

Barry Cowen (Fianna Fail) Voted in favour of abortion

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

John Foley (Ind) Against keeping the 8th Amendment as stated on whichcandidate.ie

Carol Nolan (Sinn Fein) Party policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment

Ken Smollen (IDP) Against keeping the 8th Amendment. Says people should decide by way of referendum

        

Other

Teresa Ryan Feehan (Ind) Supports the repeal of the 8th Amendment as believes it requires clarity

     

Waiting for Response

Joe Hannigan

  

Wexford

Candidates who voted AGAINST abortion and/or who want to PROTECT the 8th amendment

James Browne (Fianna Fail) Supports keeping the 8th amendment

Ger Carthy (Ind) Supports keeping the 8th amendment

   

Candidates who voted FOR abortion and/or who want to REPEAL the 8th amendment 

Aoife Byrne (Fianna Fail) Against keeping the 8th Amendment

Michael W. D’Arcy (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

Caroline Fox (Ind) Against keeping the 8th Amendment

Julie Hogan (Fine Gael) Party policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment

Brendan Howlin (Labour) Voted in favour of abortion

Leonard Kelly (Social Democrats) Party policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment

Paul Kehoe (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

David Lloyd (DDI) ‘Personally pro-choice, but would vote pro-life if that is what his constituents told him to do.’  

Emmet Maloney (Ind) Against keeping the 8th Amendment

Johnny Mythen (Sinn Fein) Party policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment

Deirdre Wadding (AAA-PBP) Party policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment

Mick Wallace (Ind) Voted in favour of abortion

Ann Walsh (Green Party) Party policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment

   

Other

Malcolm Byrne (Fianna Fail) Opposed to repeal of the 8th but...  “I would describe myself as broadly pro life and am certainly opposed to abortion on demand. I have mixed views on the issue of how we address Fatal Foetal Abnormalities”.

   

Waiting for Response

John Dwyer (Ind)

Wicklow

Candidates who voted AGAINST abortion and/or who want to PROTECT the 8th amendment

Billy Timmins (Renua) Voted against abortion and supports keeping the 8th Amendment

Joe Behan (Ind) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

Pat Casey (Fianna Fail) Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

Charlie Keddy (Ind)  Supports keeping the 8th Amendment

   

Candidates who voted FOR abortion and/or who want to REPEAL the 8th amendment 

John Brady (Sinn Fein) Party policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment

Sharon Briggs (AAA-PBP) Party policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment

Avril Cronin (Fine Gael) Party legalised abortion in 2013

Jennifer Cuffe (Fianna Fail) Against keeping the 8th Amendment

Stephen Donnelly (Social Democrats) Voted in favour of abortion

Anna Doyle (AAA-PBP) Party policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment

Andrew Doyle (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

Anne Ferris (Labour) Voted in favour of abortion

Simon Harris (Fine Gael) Voted in favour of abortion

Steven Matthews (Green Party) Party policy is to Repeal the 8th amendment
    

Waiting for Response

Katrina Hutchinson (DDI)

Bob Kearns (Ind)

The information on these pages is from a variety of sources and is verified by cross referencing and checking

  • Direct contact with the Life Institute when contacted by us

  • Local knowledge and requests by constituents personally to the candidate

  • Their own website, printed materials, tweets and facebook comments

  • Public knowledge such as voting records, party stated position, interviews in print and broadcast media

  • From third-party candidate websites such a whichcandidate.ie or smartvote.ie