'If the eighth amendment is to go the Oireachtas will have to show its hand'

'If the eighth amendment is to go the Oireachtas will have to show its hand'

The difficult part is the work that needs to be done between now and a referendum, writes Mary Regan

It is now all but certain that a referendum on abortion will take place - most likely in the first half of next year.

But in some ways that vote, politically speaking, will be the easy part. The difficult part will be the work that needs to be done between now and then, to decide how abortion should be legislated for should the people decide to remove the eighth amendment which was inserted into the...

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