Campaigning on the referendum on the 8th amendment officially gets underway today.
Voters will go to the polls on May 25th.
The government's backing repeal of the 8th amendment, and wants the Oireachtas to pass legislation allowing for abortion up to 12 weeks in a pregnancy.
Today also sees the launch of pro-life Save the 8th campaign. Spokesperson Niamh Uí Bhriain says they've assembled a national grassroots organisation to oppose repeal.