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Dismissal of 8th Amendment Supreme Court challenge ‘welcomed’ – Louise O’Reilly TD

7 September, 2018 - by Louise O'Reilly TD


Sinn Féin’s Health spokesperson Louise O’Reilly TD has welcomed today’s Supreme Court refusal to hear an appeal which aimed to challenge the 8th Amendment Referendum result.

Deputy O’Reilly said;

“I welcome today’s decision by the Supreme Court to dismiss a challenge to the May’s Referendum result. I also welcome the Health Minister’s call for the legislation to be passed in the next Dáil session.

“The 26th of May was a momentous day for all the people of Ireland. We repealed the 8th and now it is up to the government to produce the legislation and act on the instruction of the people.

“For every week and every month that we fail to enact the legislative framework, we are putting women in the way of danger. 

“There is an imperative to legislate and I hope that today’s decision now clears the way for us to do exactly that.”

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