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Frances Fitzgerald's comments were in response to the UN's Economic & Social Council's findings that Ireland's abortion laws are too restrictive.

The committee believe legislation is also unclear on the circumstances that allow a termination to be carried out.

It's calling on the Government to take "all necessary steps" - including a referendum - to allow wider access to terminations in line with international standards on human rights.

Minister Fitzgerald spoke to Ocean FM about the issue:


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