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Most voters want a referendum to decide if Ireland's abortion laws should be liberalised

The poll was carried out on 1,200 adults last Monday and Tuesday.

Image: Leah Farrell via Photocall Ireland

THE MAJORITY OF voters want a referendum to decide if terminations should be allowed in cases of rape or where the foetus will not be born alive.

That’s according to an Ipsos/MRBI poll in today’s Irish Times which found that 68% of voters were in favour of such a referendum, 23% were against and 9% had no opinion.

People over 65 showed the least support – 51% wanted another referendum while 40% didn’t.

In the 18-24 age group – 77% were in favour of the referendum and 12% were against it.

The poll was carried out on 1,200 adults last Monday and Tuesday, it showed that Labour voters were most in favour of the referendum (72%) while Fianna Fáil voters were the least.

The Government has repeatedly said it has no intention of repealing the 8th amendment in the Constitution.

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