Majority in Ireland 'would vote in favour of relaxing abortion laws'
Cabinet set to give go-ahead for referendum as poll signals most Irish people favour liberalisation
Henry McDonald Ireland correspondent
Fri 26 Jan 2018
A clear majority of Irish people would vote in favour of liberalising abortion laws and allowing terminations on request up to 12 weeks, according to a poll released as the cabinet prepares to meet to hammer out details of a referendum on the issue.
In response to the question “Will you vote to change the constitution so that the government can legislate for abortion up to 12 weeks, or will you vote not to change the constitution?”, 56% said they would vote in favour, 29% said they would vote against, and 15% said they did not know or offered no opinion.