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Sunday, 19 May 2024 – 18:43

Landside ‘yes’ vote in landmark Irish abortion referendum

Anti-abortion campaigners have conceded defeat after exit polls showed a landslide victory for the ‘yes’ vote in the Irish abortion referendum.

It is thought changes to legislation will happen quickly, with two-thirds of voters wanting to liberalise the strict laws on abortion in Ireland.

Two exit polls on behalf of the country’s national broadcaster RTE and the Irish Times both predicted a landslide before the final result.

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