Eddie Shaw Resigns Over Anti-Abortion Leaflets Given To Schoolchildren

Eddie Shaw, the man at the centre of the controversy surrounding pro-life leaflets given out to primary school children, has resigned.

The leaflets were promoting the anti-abortion legislation rally, Vigil for Life, being held in Dublin on 08 June.

Calls were made for his resignation as chairman of the board of management of Harold School after it emerged he had arranged for the leaflets to be distributed to every pupil in the school.

In a statement announcing his resignation, Mr Shaw apologised to parents and teachers for the "deep distress and understandable upset caused by my action. The responsibility for this action was mine, and mine alone."


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