The citizens of Ireland have spoken following abortion referendum

The citizens of Ireland have spoken following the abortion referendum.

Fr Brian D’Arcy was speaking after the Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran said that people who voted yes committed a sin and should consider attending confession. After the historic vote at the weekend attention is now turning to implementing what people have voted for.

The referendum approved repealing the 8th amendment from the constitution, but it will be up to politicians to decide what the new laws will be. Fr Brian D’Arcy says exit polls showed only 12 per cent of voters were influenced by religion and that must be respected.