Wednesday February 19, 2020

Generation Yes

Varadkar: ‘Everyone deserves a second chance, and this is Ireland’s second chance’

27th May, 2018

After 35 years of bitter social division, the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment has revealed a momentous shift in Irish public attitudes, with a huge majority voting to liberalise the abortion laws.

The removal of the Eighth Amendment to the constitution is a decisive shift away from traditional mores, with the outcome stunning those involved in the campaign.

The prospect of an urban/rural and intergenerational divide failed to materialise, to the surprise of both the...

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