It's just over a year since the Eighth amendment was removed from the Irish constitution.

In Voices of the 8th, a new podcast for RTÉ News, some of those involved on both sides of the campaign including politicans, lawyers, doctors reflect on one of the most monumental events politically and socially in Ireland's history.

The Minister for Health

It's early days for the abortion service here in Ireland and there were warnings from the outset that they would take time to embed.

The Minister for Health Simon Harris spoke to Voices for the 8th in April, prior to RTE's Health Correspondent Fergal Bowers story that a termination of pregnancy was performed at the National Maternity Hospital for what was believed to be a case of a fatal foetal abnormality.

When he assumed the role as Minister for Health in 2016, Simon Harris says he did not foresee the referendum on the Eighth amendment as part of the brief initially.

While didn't always hold the views on abortion that he holds now, the Health Minister says members of Terminations for Medical Reasons changed that.

He discusses the referendum campaign, the introduction of the legislation and the next steps.

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