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Irish PM hails 'quiet revolution' as vote overturns abortion ban

Reuters , Saturday 26 May 2018
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File Photo: Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin (Reuters)
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Ireland's resounding vote to overturn a constitutional ban on abortion represents the culmination of a "quiet revolution" in the country, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday.

"The public have spoken. The result appears to be resounding ... in favour of repealing the 8th amendment" constitutional ban on abortion, Varadkar told journalists in Dublin.

"What we see is the culmination of a quiet revolution that has been taking place in Ireland over the last couple of decades," he added. 

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