Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says he plans to have a new abortion law enacted by the end of the year and the approval of the referendum is a "culmination of a quiet revolution" in Ireland

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20 September 2018
Ireland votes to repeal strict ban on abortion, election official confirms.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says he plans to have a new abortion law enacted by the end of the year and the approval of the referendum is a "culmination of a quiet revolution" in Ireland
"Under the Eighth Amendment, women in crisis pregnancy have been told: 'Take the plane or take the boat'. Today we tell them: 'Take our hand'." - Irish Health Minister @SimonHarrisTD
The Taoiseach @campaignforleo says today is the culmination of a 'quiet revolution' and says we will have a 'modern constitution for a modern country'
Spokesman for Ireland's pro-life 'Save The 8th' campaign John McGuirk has conceded that his campaign has lost the referendum
The official counting of votes in the abortion referendum in Ireland has begun after exit polls suggest the country overwhelmingly backed repealing the 8th amendment and relaxing the country's abortion laws
Ireland overwhelmingly votes to repeal a constitutional ban on abortion
Irish PM 'quietly confident' amid brisk voting on abortion
3 month ago
Gardaí say two boys have been arrested as part of the investigation into the murder of teenager Anastasia Kriegel
3 month ago
Ireland votes on whether to repeal abortion ban
Polls have opened in Ireland in a referendum to decide whether to legalize abortion, which is currently banned by the 8th Amendment
Juncker going to Dublin on June 21 and 22, @MargSchinas announces, in a visit that will in no way ramp up the pressure on Britain to reach a Brexit-Irish border solution at a crucial EU summit a week later
3 month ago
Corbyn says let's not give up harmony in Ireland "for the pipe-dream of a race-to-the-bottom free trade deal" with Donald Trump
4 month ago
UK Brexit Secretary Davis told tracking lorries that cross the Irish border is a "non-starter"
Any move to align the UK to the EU on customs post-Brexit would be beneficial, says Irish PM
4 month ago
UK to table new customs proposal within two weeks
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British PM Theresa May set out their perspectives, no breakthrough on the backstop (but none was really expected). Taoiseach warned that time is running out. Hint that UK may bring forward proposals soon, but no info on what they will contain
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warns Ireland will not move on insisting on Brexit backstop as guarantee of no hard border in Ireland
In Sofia, @theresa_may met ireland PM, @eucopresident. Basic message, said senior EU official, June summit close so get on with it
4 month ago
May says Britain will leave customs union, EU warns on Irish border again
4 month ago
PM @theresa_may: There are 3 objectives for future customs arrangements: as frictionless trade as possible, no hard border in Ireland, independent trade policy White paper published soon will show how much progress has been made in the last weeks
Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley speaking in @CommonsEU about Irish border after Brexit: There will be no new physical infrastructure, no new cameras, no new checks at the NI/Ireland border
[email protected] calls on Irish government to expel the Israeli ambassador and to enforce trade sanctions against Israel
Ireland summons its ambassador from Tel Aviv to consult after the events in Gaza
Ireland summoned Israeli ambassador to express "shock and dismay" at death and injuries in Gaza
Ahead of cabinet, @simoncoveney summoned the Israeli ambassador to Ireland to Iveagh House this morning 'to express Ireland's outrage at the level of death and injury yesterday on the Gaza Strip and to call for restraint from Israel in the hours and days ahead.'
4 month ago
UK PM Theresa May shifts Brexit focus to Ireland, leaving cabinet war to rage
Irish President Michael D Higgins has expressed "deep concern" at deaths today in Gaza, saying "the escalating loss of life is a tragic example of an unacknowledged failure of diplomacy"
Tánaiste @simoncoveney said it was up to the British government to come up with some new thinking on its future customs relationship with the EU, and to commit to a legally binding backstop for the border
The Israeli government has called on Ireland to follow the lead of the United States and move its embassy to Jerusalem
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