200 amendments but only one is passed as abortion debate rages on
Ellen Coyne, Senior Ireland Reporter
November 9 2018
After three days of intense debate that was often impassioned and deeply personal, only one of 180 amendments to the abortion bill was accepted.
Simon Harris, the health minister, added a clause that will mean the bill legalising terminations will be reviewed after five years. However, that will be shortened to three years at a later stage. The legislation was being examined by a select health committee.