There is not much to say at this stage except that, on this Fifth Stage here tonight, we have seen the reunification of the old Sinn Féin Party and that is, I suppose, a great day for Ireland. It is the sign of a new era. I should like to explain that the House required that certain pairs be arranged to oblige members of the Government as well as members of all Parties and it is only fair to say that lest there be any suggestion that some of our people were not here. That is why they were not here.
An Bille um an Tríú Leasú ar an mBunreacht, 1971: Céim na Tuarascála agus na Céimeanna Deiridh. Third Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 1971: Report and Final Stages.
It is a fair point.
We have protested as much as we could against the passing of this Bill. We do not think the methods of its presentation fair but we believe there will be another day, indeed, many days, before it goes before the people. When it does we will abide by the decision of the electorate. Irrespective of how the vote went tonight, we believe the electorate will be against the combined vote of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil when the matter finally comes to be decided.
Cuireadh agus aontaíodh an cheist.