Abortion and the Coveney conditions

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Simon Coveney: support for the Government’s proposals was ‘conditional’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Simon Coveney: support for the Government’s proposals was ‘conditional’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Abortion has dominated political proceedings since the beginning of this year, and yesterday it moved out of the legislative forum and into the hands of the people.

The Government confirmed the referendum on the Eighth Amendment would be held on Friday, May 25th. There had been some discussion on bringing the date forward, but the Government decided against it.

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