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Woman who delayed children's referendum outcome for three years takes legal action on abortion result

It is not yet known on what grounds Jordan is appealing the result of the referendum.

Joanna Jordan
Joanna Jordan
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A WOMAN WHO previously delayed the enactment of the Children’s Referendum by nearly three years through litigation has lodged a challenge to the abortion referendum in the High Court.

Joanna Jordan attempted to overturn the result of the 2012 referendum but ultimately failed.

Court documents filed show that Jordan will challenge the result under the 1994 Referendum Act, the Sunday Times reported this morning.

Under Irish law, a challenge to a result of the referendum must be filed within seven days of the provisional result of the vote.

The country voted by 66.4% to 33.6% to remove the amendment with more than two million votes cast.

At 64.5%, the turnout was one of the highest ever recorded for a referendum in this country and the highest of any referendum since 1992.

It is not yet known on what grounds Jordan is appealing the result of the referendum.

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