Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 241 No. 12
Committee on Finance. - Vote No. 45: Office of the Minister for External Affairs (Resumed).
It can be. An abstention at times is almost a vote against one. I discovered that.
A certain number of votes are needed. If a person abstains he is not giving his vote to anyone.
The Deputy is assuming that.
An abstention does not mean a neutral position. It is often a positive stand.
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