Last night, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that a referendum on abortion will take place before the end of May this year.
The wording of the referendum will seek to replace the Eighth Amendment with a new constitutional provision that allows the government to legislate for abortion.
Not only is the news dominating headlines here at home, it's also making waves across the globe with a number of high-profile news outlets covering the story this morning.
The New York Times states that the referendum will 'test how far attitudes have shifted in a country that was once a bastion of Roman Catholic conservatism.'
In France, Le Monde says 'it is a particularly divisive subject that Irish voters will be brought to a decision at the end of May.'
Meanwhile, German newspaper Bild opens with 'pregnant women have the option of having abortions abroad - which is why thousands of Irish women travel to England every year.'
A referendum bill will be drafted over the coming weeks.