President signs Bill repealing Eighth Amendment into law
Move paves way for Government to introduce law on abortion in coming weeks
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution has officially been repealed after President Michael D Higgins signed the Bill giving effect to the abortion referendum result into law.
It means that there is no longer a constitutional ban on abortion and the Oireachtas is now free to legislate to change Ireland’s existing abortion regime.