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Simon Harris to take part in live televised Eighth debate

The debates come with just days left in the campaign.

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HEALTH MINISTER SIMON Harris will take part in the second-last debate of the Eighth Amendment referendum.

Harris will argue for a Yes vote on tomorrow night’s RTÉ Prime Time referendum debate.

He will be joined by Professor Mary Higgins, consultant obstetrician and a member of the Together for Yes campaign. They will debate Cora Sherlock of the Love Both group and Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín.

The programme will also feature contributions from the live studio audience of 90 people.

It will be hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan and David McCullagh and will be RTÉ’s final television referendum debate.

TV3′s Pat Kenny Show will host its own debate on Wednesday night, while the Tonight Show will host a debate tonight at 11pm.

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The debates come with just days left in the campaign.

Yesterday, two polls showed that the ‘Yes’ side is ahead, with the number of undecided voters declining.

The Sunday Business Post/Red C poll shows that 56% are in favour of voting to repeal the Eighth Amendment, a three-point increase on the same question last month. A Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes poll showed that the ‘Yes’ side is on 52%, rising by five percentage points, and that the ‘No’ side is on 24%.

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