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.

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