Tuesday 14 August 2018

Final Results

Repeal the Eighth Amendment?

Yes 66.40% 1,429,981

No 33.60% 723,632

  • Constituencies declared: 40/40

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WATCH: Cross-party Yes campaign event interrupted by anti-repeal activist

Activist Tim Jackson at today's press conference by cross party group calling for the undecided to support a YES. Pic:Mark Condren
Activist Tim Jackson at today's press conference by cross party group calling for the undecided to support a YES. Pic:Mark Condren

Shona Murray

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, had to be escorted from a pro-repeal event as an anti-abortion campaigner interrupted the event and shouted at attendees.

Long-time pro-life activist Tim Jackson entered the privately booked conference room today and called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to resign.

The minister joined around 40 Senators and TDs including Fianna Fail’s Timmy Dooley, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone, and Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan.

Retired Judge Catherine McGuinness was also present.

Mr Jackson shouted questions at the group; asking a number of ministers if they were in favour of 'killing innocent human beings'.

He was politely asked to leave, and his questions were drowned out when the event organiser, Senator Ivana Bacik, called for a round of applause in favour of the minister and the efforts of the Oireachtas to get the referendum to this point.

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