Referendum result: Abortion in Ireland

Irish citizens voted by a clear two to one majority yesterday to reform the Republic’s constitution, paving the way for parliamentary legislation to permit abortion for the first time in the state’s history. The strength of the vote in favour of repealing the 8th amendment to the constitution, which banned abortion, was overwhelming across all […]

Referendum result: Switzerland rejects tax reforms but eases path to citizenship

Swiss voters have rejected a controversial corporate tax reform but eased the path to citizenship for third generation immigrants and approved new infrastructure funding in a triple referendum today.     The proposal to relax restrictions on citizenship is a limited one which will apply to only around 25,000 people whose grandparents were mainly of […]