Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan says he supports Repealing the 8th


Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan told the Dail today that he supports repealing the 8th amendment to the constitution. 

Ministers gathered today to hear details from the Oireachtas Committee report.

Mr Flanagan said that he supported the recommendations set out my the report.

'I support repeal, I don't believe this is an issue that should be in our constitution,' he said today.

'I want to acknowledge that this has been a very challenging issue, a very sensitive issue, over the past 35 years,' he continued.

'I believe it's important now in the context of the commitment given in the Programme for Partnership Government that we move on to the next stage.'

Fine Gael is to due to debate the abortion issue further next Monday.