Referendum aftershocks rumble on

Inside Politics: Taoiseach says it will be January at the earliest before abortion service is in place

Taoiseach: January at the earliest for introduction of abortion service. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach: January at the earliest for introduction of abortion service. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The aftershocks of the referendum continue to course through Irish politics, as they will for a while yet. Yesterday was the first day back in Leinster House after the momentous results rolled in on Saturday, and politicians were taking stock.

The extent of public support for the liberalisation of Ireland’s abortion laws has prompted politicians in all parties to demand that the process of implementing the decision be accelerated.

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