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What you need to know about Ireland’s abortion referendum

After several years’ sustained campaigning from activists, the Irish public will be consulted next year on the 8th Amendment of their country's constitution

By Stephanie Boland  

Protesters during a "Strike 4 Repeal" campaign in Dublin city centre earlier this year. Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

There’s a video that, if you move in certain circles, you might have seen online. In it, a group of women walk along a pristine West London street, each with a wheely suitcase. Their faces are serious, and many of them wear a black jumper with the word “REPEAL” written in white. They’re heading to the Irish Embassy.

If you were to slow the video down and count, you’d find that there…

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