Irish referendum on liberalising abortion laws to be held in May

A legal consultant to the Pro Life Campaign believes the Cabinet ‘is in disarray over abortion’. Pic Collins

A legal consultant to the Pro Life Campaign believes the Cabinet ‘is in disarray over abortion’. Pic Collins

After the bill made its final passage through the Seanad, backed by 40 votes to 10, it was confirmed this evening that the referendum will be held in May date as expected.

The referendum to decide whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment has been set for Friday, 25 May.

It was speculated that this would be the date, but confirmation came today via Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy.

Recent weeks have seen a step up in campaigning from both sides of the debate.

The Minister added that in cases where there was a risk to the life or health of a woman, termination would not be lawful 'beyond viability'.

Nationals' opening day game in Cincinnati postponed
The Reds Community Fund Charity Block Party will run from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m. Friday on Joe Nuxhall Way, Freedom Way and Walnut Street. Check back for more on this breaking story.

Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE)
Wellington Group Inc Limited Liability Partnership invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE ). The software company reported $1.55 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.11.

Nestlé Brings Sugar-Reduction Technology To UK's Milkybar
When used in chocolate, it means the end product can contain up to 40 per cent less sugar without any loss of taste. The result is that it releases more sweetness for less sugar.

Under the proposed legislation, access to abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy would be accompanied by rigid medical protocols, including a pause period between requesting an abortion pill and it being prescribed. Abortion could be allowed in some cases beyond that point.

Ireland will vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the constitution which recognises the equal right to life of the unborn and the mother.

Several thousand Irish women travel each year to get abortions in the UK.

The Government has proposed draft laws which it plans to introduce if the referendum is passed.

The most recent poll on Sunday showed a slight drop in support for a Yes vote to 56% from 60% two months ago, with 26% opposed and 18% undecided.

Recommended News

  • Smith heads home in disgrace amid tampering scandal

    Smith heads home in disgrace amid tampering scandal

    The players were left visible shaken after learning that two lead members of the squad would be unavailable for a year. Bancroft , maybe because he's an impressionable newcomer in the team, received a nine-month ban .
    Fight in San Francisco Leads to Hit-and-Run That Injures 4, Kills 1

    Fight in San Francisco Leads to Hit-and-Run That Injures 4, Kills 1

    It appeared to the witness the man was living out of his van, described as a white GMC with a partial license plate number 165. One person died after a hit-and-run in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood this morning, a hospital spokesman confirmed.
    Manchester United to offer huge contract to Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal

    Manchester United to offer huge contract to Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal

    If Mourinho can get the best of Pogba by balancing his midfield options, the huge outlay in wages will be money well spent. United's hopes of signing Vidal could be helped by the fact his agent is Fernando Felicevich.
  • Analysts issued consensus rating score of 2.20 for Celgene Corporation (CELG)

    Moreover, Rocky Mountain Advisers Ltd Llc has 0.01% invested in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG ) for 20 shares. (NASDAQ:AXDX). Moneta Grp Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG ).

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (NYSE:TSM): Street Analyst Views in Focus

    Massachusetts-based Welch And Forbes Limited Liability has invested 0.02% in Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS). TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "USA Financial Portformulas Corp Sells 7,195 Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg.
    ED arrests close associate of Nirav Modi

    ED arrests close associate of Nirav Modi

    A source with direct knowledge of the talks had told Reuters on Tuesday that PNB was moving to quickly resolve the dispute by the end of the month.
  • Browns send QB Kessler to Jags for pick

    Browns send QB Kessler to Jags for pick

    Kessler was selected by the Browns in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft and opened the season as the team's third quarterback. Coach Hue Jackson tried to deflect the harsh assessments of Kessler by saying, "Trust me" about the former Southern Cal standout.
    Villanova students camp out for best seats at Final Four

    Villanova students camp out for best seats at Final Four

    The Wolverines shot almost 39 percent but made just 4 of 22 3s (.182) in Saturday night's West final against Florida State. When Yaklich brought the new defensive focus to the team , Simpson bought in the most, according to Campbell.
    The Regentatlantic Capital LLC Has $15.01 Million Stake in Pfizer Inc. (PFE)

    The Regentatlantic Capital LLC Has $15.01 Million Stake in Pfizer Inc. (PFE)

    It dived, as 33 investors sold MYGN shares while 72 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 611 raised stakes. The Massachusetts-based Jp Marvel Investment Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 2.89% in Pfizer Inc .
  • Is NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) a Long Term Growth Play?

    Is NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) a Long Term Growth Play?

    AMP Capital Investors Ltd's holdings in NXP Semiconductors were worth $16,033,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. It increased, as 50 investors sold AAPL shares while 1023 reduced holdings. 141 funds opened positions while 552 raised stakes.
    Wisconsin DOJ appeals special elections order

    Wisconsin DOJ appeals special elections order

    Their argument ignores the fact that constituents often contact their legislators for help when the Legislature is not in session. And with his refusal to hold special elections, he is simply denying voters even the opportunity for an election.
    QS Investors LLC Sells 332 Shares of Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS)

    QS Investors LLC Sells 332 Shares of Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS)

    Rnc Mngmt Ltd Liability Company reported 0.02% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc . (NYSE:GS) to report earnings on April, 17. The fund owned 6,527 shares of the investment management company's stock after selling 332 shares during the quarter.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.