Yes win may herald new era of collaboration

The decision by the people to abolish the constitutional ban on abortion heralds significant and profound change not just for Irish society, but for Irish politics as we know it

27th May, 2018
Dubliners have laid floral tributes at a mural of Savita Halappanavar, whose 2012 death became the catalyst for a movement to repeal the Eighth Amendment Pic: Barry Cronin/AFP/Getty

On the way into the RDS yesterday morning, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald turned to her adviser in the car and said: “This is new politics. It’s not about Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael working together, it’s about the people leading politicians and not the other way around.”

The decision by the people to abolish the constitutional ban on abortion heralds significant and profound...

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