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World’s eyes on Ireland as decision time looms

The stakes are still high as Together for Yes and Save the 8th prepare for battle in the last week of the campaign

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

20th May, 2018

The result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be heard around the world. For weeks now, international broadcasters have been preparing for live feeds from the national results centre in Dublin Castle.

And as one of them told me recently, the story they are coming for is a simple one. The end of old Catholic Ireland, as the country joins other EU states in liberalising its abortion laws. The black and white footage...

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