Former Longford TD feels Supreme Court decision may be too close to abortion referendum vote

A former Longford TD has expressed concern that the referendum on Repealing the Eighth Amendment will be too close to a Supreme Court decision on the constitution.

Later this month the Supreme Court will hear the State’s appeal against a significant finding that the word “unborn” in the Constitution means a “child” with constitutional protection beyond the 8th amendment.

It’s understood that the appeal will have a significant bearing on the working of any referendum being tabled by the government later this year – which is due to be held in May.

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Mayor of Longford Municipal District and former TD Mae Sexton told the Joe Finnegan show, she has concerns that the decision if the Supreme Court could play a major role in the upcoming referendum campaign