Anti-abortion protests won't be allowed within 100 metres of a hospital providing terminations under plans going to Cabinet this morning.
Long-awaited exclusion zone legislation is expected to be passed before the end of the year.
Ireland's abortion legislation passed at the end of 2018 and at the time then-Minister Simon Harris was promising this exclusion zone legislation so it will be four years if it successfully becomes law at the end of this year
It would mean no one could try to influence someone who is seeking a termination of pregnancy within 100 metres of a healthcare setting which provides it including hospitals and GPs
Protests and posters which have also been seen outside the likes of the National Maternity Hospital would also be banned with a sliding scale of punishments starting with a Garda warning and going up to court prosecution.