March 30th, 2018After years of discussion parliament on Friday passed with an overwhelming majority a law decriminalising abortion.
The controversial matter – which had remained largely stagnant out of fear of reprisal from the church – was voted into law with 33 votes in favour, eight against and five abstentions.
It allows termination of an...
March 19th, 2018The bill on the decriminalising abortion will be tabled to the House plenum for a vote next week, MPs said on Monday.
The around three-year long discussion of the bill by the House human rights committee was completed on Monday and MPs will vote on March 30.
Disy MP and head of the committee, Stella Kyriakides, said that the bill...
May 23rd, 2015By Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries
Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Saturday.
Final results were not expected until around 5 pm (1600 GMT), but ministers predicted...
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