Last night’s Late Late Show featured the first major TV debate of the abortion referendum, with representatives from Together For Yes and Love Both making their cases.
With medical expert Dr Peter Boylan and journalist Wendy Grace both having their say, the floor was open to members of the audience telling their stories and asking questions.
Viewers at home also took to Twitter to have their say:
The latest poll shows that the public are starting to turn away in their droves from the radical proposal for abortion on demand put forward by the government. At this stage in the debate, a 9 point drop for Simon Harris' proposal is devastating for the yes side. #LoveBothVoteNO— Cora Sherlock (@CoraSherlock) April 20, 2018
I have a daughter with a serious intellectual disability. The waiting lists for support are ridiculous. So, when I hear people on the No side talking about "extra supports" for women I wonder what planet they are living on? It's just lip service #repealthe8th #LateLateShow— Aidan Comerford (@AidanCTweets) April 27, 2018
I find it very tellingthat neither one of those advocating for a yes vote are agreeing with @wendyannegrace about introducing more positive supports for women in crisis pregnancies. #LoveBothVoteNO #latelate— Róisín (@Rosieposie103) April 27, 2018
I’ve spent the last ten minutes in tears - the no side have called me a criminal #LateLateShow— Amelia (@roqueandrolle) April 27, 2018
To the man who had a go at me on campus for handing out no leaflets. Cheers for filling me with optimism that you think “Us backwards f***ing Catholics” are gonna win this. Not that it’s winning it’s stopping a dangerous change. #savethe8th— 👑 (@Andsolivever) April 24, 2018
Actually can't believe people are still trying to justify killing babies #savethe8th— Seán Murray (@SeanMurray243) April 22, 2018
Taking lots of deep breaths watching the Referendum debates on #latelate
Doctor Peter Boylan...calmly & clearly stating the reality & the consequences of the 8th amendment.April 27, 2018
Good job @RTELateLateShow Fair debate. @wendyannegrace made the issue so clear. Repeal means abortion for healthy babies of healthy mothers - not the rare, tragic hard cases. Govt must do better. Women deserve better. #LoveBothVoteNO— Miriam O'Regan (@MimajORegan) April 27, 2018