Wednesday, February 28

Ireland

Scottish and Irish Prime Minister Saddened by Prince Philip’s Death
Ireland, News, Scotland, UK

Scottish and Irish Prime Minister Saddened by Prince Philip’s Death

The death of Prince Philip saddens the Scottish head of government Nicola Sturgeon.   Queen Elizabeth's husband passed away on Friday at the age of 99. Sturgeon offers his condolences to the Queen and the Royal Family, and the Scottish people. Northern Ireland's Prime Minister, Arlene Foster, sympathizes with the family. Condolences also came from parliament. Labor Party leader Keir Starmer said the UK had lost an "extraordinary" servant of the public good. "Prince Philip dedicated his life to this country."
A Large Majority of Irish Supporting for Easing of Abortion Law
International, Ireland, News

A Large Majority of Irish Supporting for Easing of Abortion Law

A Large Majority of Irish Supporting for Easing of Abortion Law. The first exit polls in Ireland show that a vast majority is for smoother abortion legislation. An exit poll from The Irish Times shows that 68 percent voted for it.   With such a result, that would mean that the Irish government relaxed the abortion rules. Women could then always have an abortion up to 12 weeks in pregnancy, reports The English News. Strict More than three million Irish people were allowed to vote on the easing of abortion legislation. The polling stations closed at 23:00 CET. Ireland has one of the strictest abortion laws in the EU. In 2013 there was a relaxation of the rule. Since then, abortion is only allowed if the mother is in mortal danger. Even after the rape, Irish law does not permit to t...