Ireland votes on whether to repeal divisive abortion ban
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The people of Ireland are about to vote on whether to repeal a ban on abortions that has been enshrined in the constitution since 1983. The campaign to repeal the ban is supported by the leaders of all parties in the Irish parliament but the issue remains one of the most divisive in national politics. Gideon Rachman discusses the background to the vote with the FT's Arthur Beesley and Orla Ryan
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