A historic, expected result from a late night at Government Buildings

Inside Politics: The Cabinet formally gave the go-ahead for the process that will deliver an abortion referendum

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (centre), Minister for Children Katherine Zappone and Minister for Health Simon Harris at a press conference following the Cabinet debate on a referendum on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, at Government Buildings tonight. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (centre), Minister for Children Katherine Zappone and Minister for Health Simon Harris at a press conference following the Cabinet debate on a referendum on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, at Government Buildings tonight. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Good morning. If you’re sick of reading about the forthcoming abortion referendum, perhaps this is the wrong morning politics digest for you.

It was a late night at Government Buildings with the Cabinet meeting taking more than three and a half hours and the subsequent press conference not starting until well after 10 o’clock.

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