Ireland goes to the polls on March 8th in vote to change Constitution

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On March 8th, voters will be asked to change the Constitution in two referendums: one concerns care and the removal of the reference to the role of women in the home; while the other seeks to expand the concept of the family.

Irish Times political correspondent Jennifer Bray gives a quick, clear explainer on what it all means and why now. Why, after been kicked to touch by several governments, the controversial clauses from another era are finally being addressed.

Presented by Bernice Harrison. Produced by Declan Conlon and John Casey.

Bernice Harrison

Bernice Harrison

Bernice Harrison is an Irish Times journalist and cohost of In the News podcast