Taoiseach Will Reveal Views On 8th Amendment In The Coming Weeks

Taoiseach Will Reveal Views On 8th Amendment In The Coming Weeks
Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

10 Jan 2018

The Taoiseach says he won't reveal his views on abortion until he knows what question will be put to people in a referendum.

Leo Varadkar says there's strong agreement at cabinet that a vote on repealing the 8th amendment take place this year.

He says he'll reveal his views in the coming weeks, and says he will campaign on the issue.

Possible polling days include May 25th and June 1st, however the cabinet will have to act fast to make either happen.

A referendum bill will have to be approved by the end of the month, then have it pass through the Oireachtas by late March or early April.