Ireland has fallen: Grim reaper casts shadow over island in magazine's referendum report
A prominent Catholic publication has declared "Ireland has fallen" in its latest edition.
The Catholic Herald reports on the "devastating" referendum result in the Republic at the weekend which saw over 66% of the vote in favour of repealing abortion laws.
For the cover of it's June edition it features the grim reaper standing over the island of Ireland under the headline: "Ireland has fallen".
"As long as you aren't over-reacting then," was one response.
This week's cover: Ireland has fallen – Jon Anderson on a devastating referendum result pic.twitter.com/PSbyOKphX1— Catholic Herald (@CatholicHerald) May 30, 2018
The London-based subscription publication describes itself as "Britain's leading Catholic magazine".
The publication has covered extensively the Republic's vote on abortion.
In one editorial the Prime Minister was criticised for congratulating the Irish people on the result.
"What was she thinking?" the opinion piece asks.
"Does no one in Downing Street recognise that the prospective death of thousands of unborn children is not a matter for celebration, much less congratulation?"
- Alex Kane: Arlene Foster's tin-eared response to the abortion referendum is further proof of the distance she still has to travel to sell a truly inclusive unionism
- Editor's Viewpoint: Repeal vote is not a cause to celebrate
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