Clarity provided by Supreme Court ruling

Labour representative on the Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has welcomed the clarity provided by the Supreme Court in its ruling regarding the constitutional rights of the unborn in Limerick today.

Deputy O’Sullivan said:

“I welcome this very clear and unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court today.

“The decision paves the way for the Oireachtas to debate with clarity the wording of the proposed Government referendum, which is coming before the Dáil this week.

“I look forward to engaging in the debate with my Oireachtas colleagues, and would again call on the Government to ensure it keeps to its timetable of a May referendum on the Eighth Amendment so that the maximum number of people will be available to vote on the issue, many for the first time.”