Listening to Archbishop Eamon Martin on RTE. Did fairly well before hostile questioning.
When he tried to mention the thousands at the Pro-Life Rally in Dublin on Saturday the interviewer cut across him - "yes, that was well reported". Really?
He started asking the bishop about previous referendums which rejected the removal of suicide as basis for abortion. But as soon as the bishop began to answer he was interupted with "I supposed you're going to start explaining about the other reasons". Eamon Martin didn't get a half a sentence out.
The bishop refused to let himself be pinned down on two issues - what Catholic hospitals will actually do, and whether Catholic politicians can be Catholics in good standing if they vote for this. His answers were decent enough but personally I'd prefer a bit more clarity at this stage.
So, a fairly decent spokesman to put out.