Wednesday 21 February 2018

The Eighth Amendment splits opinion

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Repeal the 8th march showing demonstrators at the rally on Merrion Square. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Repeal the 8th march showing demonstrators at the rally on Merrion Square. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Thousands of people took part in the annual 'Rally for Life' march at Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Fergal Phillips

Maria Steen and Kate O’Connell

We have now witnessed the opening exchanges of the upcoming referendum debate on the Eighth Amendment. Based on these, here are some of the tactics we can expect to see over the coming months.

1 Don't debate. Repeat the mantra

On January 18 I appeared on RTE's Prime Time to debate the issue with Ivana Bacik. Throughout the interview, I felt she studiously refused to answer questions put to her.

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