Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Stephen Donnelly TD says the Government must ensure that women living in Northern Ireland are accommodated under the new legal framework that arises as a result of the referendum.

Deputy Donnelly said, “The Government must allow women in Northern Ireland to avail of the services that will be enabled in the Republic following the passage of new legislation giving effect to the outcome of the referendum.

“There are already all-island agreements in place on access to health care. Fianna Fáil believe it would be compassionate, prudent and pragmatic to examine arrangements for women in crisis pregnancies to access GP services in the Republic for advice on terminations.

“My Party Leader Micheál Martin has raised this issue directly with the Taoiseach and we will debate this issue in the Dáil.”