The State and Referendum Commission are entitled to their legal costs, estimated at more than €200,000, of successfully opposing two separate bids to challenge the abortion referendum result, the President of the High Court has ruled.
Minister for Health Simon Harris was not entitled to commit public monies to making contraception freely available as part of "a narrative for voting Yes" in the abortion referendum, a Dublin woman seeking to challenge the referendum result has told the High Court.
A man seeking leave to challenge the result of the abortion referendum has claimed the Taoiseach and Minister for Health had made “misleading” statements which “duped” some people into voting Yes and “materially affected” the outcome.
One of RTÉ’s televised debates on the abortion referendum was “an absolute circus”, “out of control”, and “unbalanced”, according to complaints received by the State broadcaster. The vast majority of complaints claimed the show was unfair to those advocating a ‘Yes’ vote.
he President of the National Association of GPs, Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail has welcomed clarification from the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today about the provision of an opt-in service in relation to GPs and termination of pregnancy.