History beckons with abortion vote

Inside Politics: Government to come under pressure after committee votes to give access to termination up to 12 weeks without any restrictions

The Oireachtas Committee passed several votes on abortion that would have previously been considered inconceivable

The Oireachtas Committee passed several votes on abortion that would have previously been considered inconceivable

A number of potentially historic votes dominated the news overnight.

First, the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment passed several votes that would have been considered inconceivable until relatively recently. Second, in Westminster 11 Tory rebels defeated their government on Brexit.

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