Taoiseach admits defeat in getting independent ministers to vote against latest abortion bill

Kenny stated that this new bill was 'bad for women'

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Enda Kenny has admitted defeat in his attempts to get independent ministers to vote against a bill on abortion this week.

It's been confirmed that the Cabinet was unable to reach a common position - meaning Independent ministers will vote against the government.

They will support Mick Wallace's bill on fatal foetal abnormalities - a bill which Enda Kenny saw is 'flawed' and 'bad for women'.

Transport Minister Shane Ross has rejected suggestions that he and his independent colleagues have breached collective cabinet responsibility: