Eight Amendment Referendum Confirmed For Friday 25 May

The referendum on the Eight Amendment to the Constitution will be held on Friday, 25 May, the government has confirmed.

Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed the date after a Bill to hold a referendum on the issue cleared all stages of the Seanad.

On the day polling will begin at 7am, with polls closing at 10pm. People have been urged to check that they are registered to vote.

It is understood that a postal vote on the issue will close on 28 April.

According to reports 40 Senators supports the Referendum Bill, with 10 voting against.


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