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Referendum On The 8th Amendment Confirmed For May 25th

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04:51 28 Mar 2018


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Ireland will vote on whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment on Friday May 25th.

The Government set the date after the referendum bill was passed in the Seanad this afternoon.

The bill was easily passed in the end by a margin of 40 votes to 10.

The Minister for Housing shared this photo:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I’ve just signed the order for polling day on the referendum on repealing the 8th amendment to the constitution and allowing the Oireachtas to legislate in this area - polling will take place on Friday the 25th of May. <a href="https://t.co/vfMAHkalIB">pic.twitter.com/vfMAHkalIB</a></p>&mdash; Eoghan Murphy (@MurphyEoghan) <a href="https://twitter.com/MurphyEoghan/status/979022788865511427?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 28, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Senator Catherine Noone shows how the vote went in the Seanad:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">An historic day - the Referendum Bill has just passed all stages in the Oireachtas &amp; there will finally be a Referendum on the 8th Amendment.<br><br>Irish citizens living abroad who wish to vote - book your flights - we have a date - Friday the 25th May 2018!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/8thref?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#8thref</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/togetherforyes?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#togetherforyes</a> <a href="https://t.co/POII5DLhKK">pic.twitter.com/POII5DLhKK</a></p>&mdash; Sen Catherine Noone (@senatornoone) <a href="https://twitter.com/senatornoone/status/979011938150731776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 28, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Our political correspondent Seán Defore was at Leinster House:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ministers confirm polling day will be May 25th. Simon Harris says it’s important there’s a high turnout and people don’t sit at home thinking someone else will do it <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/8thAmendment?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#8thAmendment</a> <a href="https://t.co/NEuIdhNH3p">pic.twitter.com/NEuIdhNH3p</a></p>&mdash; Sean Defoe (@SeanDefoe) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanDefoe/status/979025014807724032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 28, 2018</a></blockquote>
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