- May 26, 2020
Ireland’s elections are usually two-horse races. But this time there’s a third contender, as a party with historic links to the Irish Republican Army soars in the polls.
A British member of the House of Lords is warning that Northern Ireland is about to have the most liberal abortion regime in the United Kingdom, if members of the province’s Legislative Assembly don’t put aside their differences to stop it.
Religious leaders in Ireland expressed their hope that “substantive progress” will restore the power-sharing government in Northern Ireland that collapsed over two years ago.
Peadar Toibin, an Irish lawmaker who was suspended from the Sinn Fein political party for voting against legalizing abortion, is working to launch a new pro-life political movement whose draft manifesto says “all human life should be protected” and “no mother or child should be left behind.”
A lack of Catholic officers in Northern Ireland may require the reinstitution of recruiting quotas to keep in place one of the linchpins of the 20-year-old peace process.
Two Catholic churches in Northern Ireland have been targeted with graffiti bearing a message opposed to abortion, ahead of a key referendum in the Republic of Ireland.