157 travelled to England & Wales for abortions

It has been revealed that in the years 2008-2013 157 women travelled from Leitrim to either England or Wales for an abortion.

It has been revealed that in the years 2008-2013 157 women travelled from Leitrim to either England or Wales for an abortion.

The figures reveal 21 women travelled to England or Wales in 2008; 31 in 2009; 38 in 2010; 37 in 2011; 21 in 2012 and 9 in 2013.

During the same period figures for bordering counties were Roscommon (196), Sligo (267), Longford (196), Cavan (243) and Donegal (624).