If the coalition falls, there's no guarantee that the abortion issue will be picked up by the next government

Some 33 years on, it seems the electorate is no closer to having another vote on abortion

30th October, 2016
Finian McGrath asked people to “look closely” at what the Independent Alliance had achieved Pic: RollingNews.ie

‘You will never get this chance again” was the slogan of the campaign in 1983 which urged voters to take the opportunity to insert a ban on abortion into the Irish Constitution. A lot has changed since that campaign succeeded in winning the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. But the prophecy that this was a once-off chance for Irish people to decide on the matter still holds true.

Despite the claim of securing a...

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