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#8th amendment

# 8th-amendment - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Is Fianna Fáil really completely opposed to abortion?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Is Fianna Fáil really completely opposed to abortion?

Oct 27th 2015, 2:30 PM 10,609 Views 81 Comments

Analysis: Micheál Martin has said Fianna Fáil “are not going there” on the 8th Amendment.

# 8th-amendment - Friday 23 October, 2015

Pro-choice campaigners take 'abortion pill bus' across Ireland
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

Pro-choice campaigners take 'abortion pill bus' across Ireland

Oct 23rd 2015, 12:50 PM 28,784 Views 238 Comments

Women with unwanted pregnancies will be able to access pills on the bus after an online consultation.

# 8th-amendment - Thursday 8 October, 2015

This Labour minister's tweet about abortion has kicked up a bit of a row
# Sparks Flying
# Sparks Flying

This Labour minister's tweet about abortion has kicked up a bit of a row

Oct 8th 2015, 10:13 PM 20,382 Views 56 Comments

Renua general election candidate Patrick McKee called Aodhán Ó Ríordáin’s remark “disgusting”.

# 8th-amendment - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Poll: Do you want the 8th Amendment to be repealed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you want the 8th Amendment to be repealed?

Sep 27th 2015, 8:45 AM 28,756 Views 226 Comments

The issue is really back on the agenda.

# 8th-amendment - Saturday 26 September, 2015

'Women must decide their fate': Thousands attend pro-choice march
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

'Women must decide their fate': Thousands attend pro-choice march

Sep 26th 2015, 7:49 PM 27,765 Views 322 Comments

Pro-life campaigners have said organisers of the demonstration are in “absolute denial”.

'It's time for political parties to stop procrastinating. Abortion regulation does not belong in our constitution'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'It's time for political parties to stop procrastinating. Abortion regulation does not belong in our constitution'

Sep 26th 2015, 11:30 AM 122 Views 89 Comments

It is clear that on the issue of abortion, the electorate are now way ahead of our political leaders who seem determined to prevaricate and evade their responsibilities to women living in Ireland, writes Ailbhe Smyth

# 8th-amendment - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Fianna Fáil will NOT hold a referendum on the 8th
# Abortion
# Abortion

Fianna Fáil will NOT hold a referendum on the 8th

Sep 22nd 2015, 1:06 PM 12,689 Views 78 Comments

The party will not initiate any vote on the controversial constitutional amendment.

# 8th-amendment - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

More than a quarter of people say abortion will sway their vote
# The 8th
# The 8th

More than a quarter of people say abortion will sway their vote

Sep 16th 2015, 6:08 AM 15,908 Views 87 Comments

The 8th Amendment looks set to be a big issue at the next general election.

# 8th-amendment - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Irish stars are calling for the 8th Amendment to be repealed
# Abortion
# Abortion

Irish stars are calling for the 8th Amendment to be repealed

Sep 15th 2015, 12:47 PM 27,386 Views 152 Comments

More than 240 artists have already joined the campaign.

# 8th-amendment - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Pro-choice activists are not impressed by Enda's latest remarks
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Pro-choice activists are not impressed by Enda's latest remarks

Sep 12th 2015, 12:53 PM 14,720 Views 89 Comments

Kenny said yesterday that he has no intention of holding a referendum on the controversial eighth amendment.

# 8th-amendment - Friday 11 September, 2015

Enda won't commit to abortion referendum
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

Enda won't commit to abortion referendum

Sep 11th 2015, 3:20 PM 9,481 Views 182 Comments

The Taoiseach said today he has no intention of introducing abortion on demand.

# 8th-amendment - Sunday 6 September, 2015

A comedian talked about her abortion at Electric Picnic and drew widespread praise
# Tara Flynn
# Tara Flynn

A comedian talked about her abortion at Electric Picnic and drew widespread praise

Sep 6th 2015, 6:53 PM 34,969 Views 151 Comments

Tara Flynn says she wanted to put a face on statistics.

# 8th-amendment - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Pro-life group clashes with Amnesty over decriminalising abortion
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

Pro-life group clashes with Amnesty over decriminalising abortion

Aug 9th 2015, 7:00 AM 16,103 Views 463 Comments

A recent survey shows most people in Ireland want the grounds for legal access to abortion to be widened.

# 8th-amendment - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Fine Gael can't get away from the abortion issue
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Fine Gael can't get away from the abortion issue

Jul 9th 2015, 12:00 PM 19,383 Views 71 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Poll: Is it time for another referendum on abortion?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it time for another referendum on abortion?

Jul 9th 2015, 8:25 AM 17,664 Views 131 Comments

One Fine Gael councillor is calling for a referendum on the 8th amendment – is it time?

# 8th-amendment - Monday 6 July, 2015

'Strange': Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

'Strange': Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

Jul 6th 2015, 9:15 PM 15,033 Views 21 Comments

Labour has denied there is any connection between Michael McNamara’s removal from the health committee and his attempt to hold hearings on abortion.

# 8th-amendment - Monday 29 June, 2015

Abortion strikes fear into so many politicians, but it hasn't gone away you know...
# Analysis
# Analysis

Abortion strikes fear into so many politicians, but it hasn't gone away you know...

Jun 29th 2015, 10:05 AM 13,858 Views 122 Comments

Analysis: Abortion, like no other issue in Irish politics, has proved to be intensely problematic and stressful for our – mostly male – elected politicians.

# 8th-amendment - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment
# Complex Issue
# Complex Issue

Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment

Jun 28th 2015, 9:30 PM 31,308 Views 115 Comments

Micheál Martin didn’t respond to our survey, while others had an identical reply.

Fine Gael politicians are VERY divided on the 8th Amendment*
# Trouble Ahead
# Trouble Ahead

Fine Gael politicians are VERY divided on the 8th Amendment*

Jun 28th 2015, 9:30 PM 13,877 Views 13 Comments

*But most of them would prefer to say nothing.

# 8th-amendment - Monday 22 June, 2015

The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity

Jun 22nd 2015, 6:27 PM 17,683 Views 134 Comments

The committee described Ireland’s laws on abortion as “highly restrictive”.

# 8th-amendment - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Lucinda would welcome a referendum on the 8th Amendment
# Abortion
# Abortion

Lucinda would welcome a referendum on the 8th Amendment

Jun 4th 2015, 6:20 AM 12,809 Views 65 Comments

Lucinda Creighton said there would be nothing to stop a Renua member putting forward a proposal. But she wouldn’t support it.

# 8th-amendment - Friday 29 May, 2015

'DIY abortion tutorials' shock Chile amid debate on easing ban
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

'DIY abortion tutorials' shock Chile amid debate on easing ban

May 29th 2015, 11:21 AM 17,103 Views 74 Comments

Warning: Some people may find the contents of this report distressing.

# 8th-amendment - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Enda: There won't be a referendum on repealing the 8th amendment
# Abortion
# Abortion

Enda: There won't be a referendum on repealing the 8th amendment

May 26th 2015, 4:27 PM 20,992 Views 153 Comments

The Taoiseach said the next government will have to give the issue “the most careful consideration”.

# 8th-amendment - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

74 TDs have just voted down another abortion bill
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

74 TDs have just voted down another abortion bill

May 12th 2015, 6:02 PM 17,312 Views 74 Comments

A bill providing for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment was overwhelmingly defeated this evening.

# 8th-amendment - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Leo stands over remark in abortion debate
# Chilling Effect
# Chilling Effect

Leo stands over remark in abortion debate

May 3rd 2015, 8:00 AM 20,672 Views 25 Comments

The health minister said a grammatical error was to blame.

# 8th-amendment - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Labour is about to face ANOTHER headache over abortion
# Trouble Ahead
# Trouble Ahead

Labour is about to face ANOTHER headache over abortion

Apr 30th 2015, 6:11 AM 15,192 Views 81 Comments

A bill to repeal the 8th Amendment will come before the Dáil next month.

# 8th-amendment - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he's still 'very pro-life')
# Breaking Ranks
# Breaking Ranks

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he's still 'very pro-life')

Mar 21st 2015, 8:15 AM 9,008 Views 109 Comments

Jerry Buttimer is one of the first Fine Gael TDs to call for the repeal of the controversial constitutional amendment.

# 8th-amendment - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Some Labour TDs could miss today's abortion vote, no whip on Fianna Fáil deputies
# Labour's Way
# Labour's Way

Some Labour TDs could miss today's abortion vote, no whip on Fianna Fáil deputies

Feb 10th 2015, 12:14 PM 40,071 Views 162 Comments

Meanwhile, Anne Ferris said she is willing to face the consequences of being expelled from the Labour Party.

'I was raped. Legislating for abortion in rape cases wouldn't go far enough'
# Abortion
# Abortion

'I was raped. Legislating for abortion in rape cases wouldn't go far enough'

Feb 10th 2015, 8:00 AM 387 Views 15 Comments

The precedent set by the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act would see a raped woman questioned, put on trial, and forced to relive the worst experiences of her life.

# 8th-amendment - Saturday 7 February, 2015

"We can assure you, not a person on this earth wanted our babies to live more than we did."
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

"We can assure you, not a person on this earth wanted our babies to live more than we did."

Feb 7th 2015, 7:50 PM 17,011 Views 51 Comments

A bill proposed by Clare Daly will go before the Dáil on Tuesday.

# 8th-amendment - Friday 6 February, 2015

Leo: We've no mandate for abortion referendum, Mick Wallace: That's horseshit
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

Leo: We've no mandate for abortion referendum, Mick Wallace: That's horseshit

Feb 6th 2015, 11:55 AM 23,761 Views 142 Comments

However, the Health Minister said he would be advocating for Fine Gael to campaign for an abortion referendum in the next election.

# 8th-amendment - Friday 26 December, 2014

Despite Leo's intervention, no one in this government will go near the abortion issue again
# Analysis
# Analysis

Despite Leo's intervention, no one in this government will go near the abortion issue again

Dec 26th 2014, 7:00 PM 9,240 Views 38 Comments

Analysis: The coalition will not give in to growing calls for a referendum on the 8th Amendment. Here’s why.

# 8th-amendment - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Court told 'right to life of unborn' greater than 'right to dignity in death'
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

Court told 'right to life of unborn' greater than 'right to dignity in death'

Dec 24th 2014, 8:08 PM 29,096 Views 0 Comments

A ruling in the case of the pregnant woman who has been declared clinically dead will be made on 26 December.

# 8th-amendment - Friday 19 December, 2014

Joan Burton: Our abortion laws do not serve women well
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

Joan Burton: Our abortion laws do not serve women well

Dec 19th 2014, 10:56 PM 12,145 Views 177 Comments

The Tánaiste and Labour leader has reiterated her opposition to the 8th Amendment.

# 8th-amendment - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Poll: Should the 8th Amendment in the Constitution be repealed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the 8th Amendment in the Constitution be repealed?

Dec 18th 2014, 9:07 AM 15,727 Views 237 Comments

What’s your view?

Pro-life group: No one wants to see this baby's life deliberately ended
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

Pro-life group: No one wants to see this baby's life deliberately ended

Dec 18th 2014, 8:39 AM 14,976 Views 191 Comments

The family of a 16-week pregnant woman who is brain dead want to switch off the life support.

# 8th-amendment - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Poll: Do you agree that our abortion laws are too restrictive?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree that our abortion laws are too restrictive?

Dec 17th 2014, 9:30 AM 16,629 Views 315 Comments

The Health Minister made a significant speech last night.

# 8th-amendment - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive'
# Repeal The 8th
# Repeal The 8th

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive'

Dec 16th 2014, 11:25 PM 24,189 Views 403 Comments

The Health Minister had made a landmark speech in the Dáil tonight.

# 8th-amendment - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

'Very often women let down other women': Pro-life campaigner "disappointed" with backlash after BBC honour
# Cora Sherlock
# Cora Sherlock

'Very often women let down other women': Pro-life campaigner "disappointed" with backlash after BBC honour

Oct 28th 2014, 8:55 PM 18,384 Views 145 Comments

Cora Sherlock was chosen as one of the BBC’s “100 Women” for 2014

# 8th-amendment - Monday 13 October, 2014

Most voters want a referendum to decide if Ireland's abortion laws should be liberalised
# Poll
# Poll

Most voters want a referendum to decide if Ireland's abortion laws should be liberalised

Oct 13th 2014, 8:08 AM 5,881 Views 97 Comments

The poll was carried out on 1,200 adults last Monday and Tuesday.