Repeal the Eighth: Ireland to vote on abortion
Voters to take part in a referendum later this month to decide whether or not to liberalise abortion laws.
by Barbara McCarthy
May 10, 2018
People across Ireland take to the polls on May 25 to vote in a highly anticipated referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment.
First voted into the Irish Constitution in 1983, the Eighth Amendment recognises the right to life of the unborn child, effectively placing a ban on abortion.