Referendums set to tackle thorny issues

Inside Politics: Eighth Amendment, offence of blasphemy and divorce terms are to be considered

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Deserves credit for  moving on contentious issues. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Deserves credit for moving on contentious issues. Photograph: EPA

This morning, The Irish Times is bringing you the news you have long anticipated . . . the Government is to hold a referendum to cement the position of Ceann Comhairle in the Constitution.

Oh, and it will also ask the people if blasphemy should be considered an offence and whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution.

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