Simon Harris: ‘I threw everything at this,’ says Minister for Health

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Simon Harris, Minister for Health, on the Irish Times Women’s Podcast: ‘I’ll get it done this year.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Simon Harris, Minister for Health, on the Irish Times Women’s Podcast: ‘I’ll get it done this year.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that legislating for abortion is his “number one priority” and he will “get it done this year”.

Speaking on the latest episode of the Irish Times Women’s Podcast, he told presenter Kathy Sheridan that there is a “huge body of work to do now”, but that he would “get this right for the women in this country and for doctors in this country”.

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