Around 100 people who want to repeal the 8th amendment have turned out for a rally outside Leinster House. They are calling for a referendum on abortion to be held as soon as possible, after the Citizen’s Assembly recommended that the Constitution be changed.
The Dáil has got back to business after its Easter break with campaigners urging the government to deal with the findings of the citizens assembly last month and call a referendum.
Members voted to recommend sweeping changes to our abortion laws including allowing terminations without restrictions up to 12 weeks.
The group will deliver its final report by the end of June while activists say the Government should get straight to work on how its going to deal with the recommendations.
Alibhe Smyth from the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth said "There's plenty there for the Joint committee to work on and lets hope they get their report out to the Dail very very promptly."