A man seeking leave to challenge the result of last month’s abortion referendum will formally apply this week for court orders requiring the State to provide him with the original and supplemental electoral registers of voters, including the dates of birth of voters.
A five-year plan to put personal stories and medical facts, not legal and religious arguments, at the heart of the campaign, resulted in a repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Political Correspondentsand reveal the behind-the-scenes blueprint of how the race was won.
Sinn Féin TD for Meath West Peadar Toibín has said that he still opposed to "abortion on demand" up until 12 weeks but would reserve his position on how he would vote on any legislation to repeal the Eighth amendment until it had been published.
As the scale of the landslide vote became apparent last weekend, the public euphoria of those who campaigned for repeal of the Eighth Amendment was entirely understandable — as was the heartfelt disappointment of those who wished to retain the status quo.