Government running out of wriggle room on abortion issue

UN’s latest intervention adds to pressure to change Irish abortion laws

12th June, 2016
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It was a dreary autumn evening in 1983 when a woman knocked on the door of a Labour activist in a housing estate in Dublin and asked him to drive her to the polling station.

Within 15 minutes of his return from having done so, six more women were at his doorstep, making the same request so their voices could be heard.

“It emerged, in the course of our conversations, that the husbands of the women had...

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