The Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced that a referendum would be held to change an outdated article of the Irish constitution which states that “a woman’s life and duties are within the home”(!)

Varadkar gave a press conference to mark International Women’s Day, noting that “we can be the generation that will change that.”

“For too long women have been overlooked and treated like objects” stressed the Irish Prime Minister, and confirmed that a referendum will be held In November for the removal of the obsolete article of the constitution.

Any change to the Irish constitution must only be approved by referendum. The country has held 38 referendums since the drafting of the Constitution, dated since 1937.