Irish parliament could decide on abortion referendum by end-2017

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Tue Oct 25, 2016 | 8:54am EDT - Reuters
(Reporting by Padraic Halpin)

Ireland's parliament could be in a position to decide on whether to hold a referendum to repeal restrictive abortion laws by the end of next year if a citizens' assembly recommends a vote should be held to widen access.

Regulations in the once stridently Catholic Ireland are among the strictest in the world and Prime Minister Enda Kenny this month called together 99 members of the public to advise government on the politically-divisive issue.

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Source: Reuters