Abortion vote: College campuses emerge as key battlegrounds
Students may play significant role in determining outcome of hard-fought referendum
May 10, 2018
As early as last January, when Government strategists began planning the timing of the abortion referendum, a single date stood out: May 25th.
“It was the only available window to ensure as many students as possible would be able to vote,” says a political source. “The following Friday was a bank holiday weekend; any later meant thousands of students would have been abroad on J1 visas.”