Fine Gael TD hopes abortion referendum will be held in May

A Fine Gael TD hopes the referendum on abortion will be held by May.

A committee has recommended repealing the 8th Amendment which recognises the equal life of the mother and unborn child.

It will now be put to a referendum for the public to have its say but it is unclear when.

Fine Gael TD Kate O'Connell sees no reason for a delay.

She said: "From talking to Minister Harris, I don't see any delay.

"My understanding is that there will be a couple of days debate within the Dáil Chamber and I am hoping we will have a referendum in May."

Fine Gael TD Kate O'Connell sees no reason for a delay.

- Digital Desk


 

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