Abortion vote: College campuses emerge as key battlegrounds

“As early as last January, when Government strategists began planning the timing of the abortion referendum, a single date stood out: May 25th. ‘It was the only available window to ensure as many students as possible would be able to vote’, says a political source. ‘The following Friday was a bank holiday weekend; any later meant thousands of students would have been abroad on J1 visas’ …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 11 May]

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