Sunday 20 April 2014

Fitzgerald welcomes "historic" Yes vote

CHILDREN'S Minister Frances Fitzgerald has welcomed the expected Yes vote in the children's referendum as a "historic day for the protection of children in Ireland"

It came as early tallies suggested that voters had passed the amendment to the constitution despite a low turnout. Ms Fitzgerald said the decision of the people would give a voice to children and ensure that their rights were better protected

"I'm delighted they have supported this'" she told RTE Radio.

Ms Fitzgerald played down the implications of the No vote being as high as 40pc in the referendum. She said there was often a No vote of 30pc in a referendum regardless of the subject matter.

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