Ireland

Referendum result must be respected by legislators

May 26 2018, 12:45    ICTU

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions notes the projected outcome of the referendum in the exit polls. The removal of the 8th amendment now seems inevitable and we welcome that outcome. In welcoming the outcome Patricia King, ICTU General Secretary said, “Congress opposed the insertion of the 8th amendment in our constitution in 1983 and we have been consistent in our belief that ­­reproductive health should not be determined by the provisions of the Constitution. Over the years our fears …