THE DÁIL HAVE rejected a Sinn Féin motion that would have required the government to legislate for the X Case.

Dail members voted twice tonight: Once on removing the demand for legislation for the X Case from Sinn Féin’s motion. This was approved 88 – 53. They voted a second time on ratifying the amended version, which was approved 90-53.

The original motion called on the Government to immediately publish the report of the expert group and immediately introduce legislation to give effect to the 1992 judgment of the Supreme Court in the ‘X Case’, to protect pregnant women where their lives are in real danger and to give legal certainty to medical professionals”.