GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES LEGAL ADVICE ON ABORTION

The government has published a summary of the legal advice it got on the 8th amendment referendum.

The Attorney General believes it would be legally safer to insert a new article into the constitution if the 8th amendment was repealed.

This would give the Oireachtas the power to decide what the states abortion laws should be.

The AG believes a simple repeal would potentially leave any new laws open to legal challenges based on other rights contained in the constitut

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