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Irish voters overwhelmingly reject proposed changes to constitution

Taoiseach says government did not do enough to convince people over amending provisions on family and care

Ireland has overwhelmingly rejected proposed changes to references on family and women in its constitution, delivering a rebuke to a government that had urged voters not to take a “step backwards”.

Voters repudiated the family referendum with 67% voting “no”, and buried the care referendum in an even bigger landslide of 74%.

“The family amendment and the care amendment referendums have been defeated – defeated comprehensively on a…

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