Varadkar: no referendum rerun for ‘once in generation’ verdict

No campaign targets politicians and tells voters ‘send them back for something better’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks to Irish Times political reporter Sarah Bardon after canvassing for a Yes vote with other Fine Gael members in Tullamore, Co Offaly

The opposing sides in the abortion referendum campaign are preparing for an intense run-in with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar emphasising that the result of Friday’s vote will be a “once in a generation decision”.

If the proposal to repeal the Eighth Amendment is defeated on Friday, the Government will not hold a second referendum and it could be another 35 years before voters get to have their say on the matter again, Mr Varadkar said.

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