Breaking: Leo Varadkar announces abortion referendum next year

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Newly appointed Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has announced that an abortion referendum will take place next year.

He said that the Health Minister of Ireland, Simon Harris, will be responsible for bringing forward the legislation which will allow for a referendum on the eight amendment.

This comes after the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled for a second time on Tuesday that Ireland's abortion laws violate women's human rights.

Simon Harris said that a report is being put together by his team at the moment and a formal submission will be made sometime soon.

Finally, a step in the right direction.

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