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Poll: Is it time to hold another referendum on abortion?

Alan Shatter says it should be held on allowing terminations in cases of TFMR, rape and incest.

Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

THE ISSUE OF abortion is a big one in Ireland.

We last held a referendum on it in 2002, but there have been repeated attempts to bring in new legislation or amendments regarding abortion in certain circumstances – one of which (the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act) was successful.

Earlier this week, former Minister Alan Shatter said that a referendum needs to be held on the issue of allowing terminations in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities (TFMR), rape and incest.

His comments came after the Government voted against a bill from Clare Daly on the issue of TFMR.

What do you think:  Is it time to hold another referendum on abortion and TFMR, rape and incest?


Poll Results:

Yes (5289)
No (818)
I don't know (136)



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