Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#8th amendment

# 8th-amendment - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

'I'll give my opinion as a doctor and young man at a later stage' - Varadkar
# Not Repealing The 8th
# Not Repealing The 8th

'I'll give my opinion as a doctor and young man at a later stage' - Varadkar

Sep 30th 2014, 4:46 PM 19,081 Views 21 Comments

The Health Minister said that the Government has no plans to update the Constitution in relation to abortion.

# 8th-amendment - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Opinion: Ireland's law on abortion is a shambles entirely of the State’s creation
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Opinion: Ireland's law on abortion is a shambles entirely of the State’s creation

Sep 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 169 Views 112 Comments

The case of Ms Y highlights the cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment girls and women are subjected to because of Ireland’s abortion laws.

# 8th-amendment - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Socialist TDs call for 'medieval' 8th Amendment to be removed from Constitution
# Abortion
# Abortion

Socialist TDs call for 'medieval' 8th Amendment to be removed from Constitution

Sep 25th 2014, 8:54 AM 7,805 Views 201 Comments

Ruth Coppinger said that a Referendum should take place on the same day as the Marriage Equality Referendum next Spring.

# 8th-amendment - Sunday 21 September, 2014

The majority of people want a referendum on the 8th Amendment
# Abortion
# Abortion

The majority of people want a referendum on the 8th Amendment

Sep 21st 2014, 8:00 PM 19,307 Views 194 Comments

… but one quarter of people don’t know.

# 8th-amendment - Monday 25 August, 2014

It looks like Labour's next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland's abortion laws
# Abortion
# Abortion

It looks like Labour's next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland's abortion laws

Aug 25th 2014, 10:51 PM 12,096 Views 212 Comments

The Tánaiste is also in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.

# 8th-amendment - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Calls for independent inquiry into "Ms Y" abortion case
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

Calls for independent inquiry into "Ms Y" abortion case

Aug 23rd 2014, 2:38 PM 7,442 Views 95 Comments

The HSE is running its own inquiry, but some want it to be independent.

Large-scale pro-choice rally planned for Dublin this afternoon
# Abortion
# Abortion

Large-scale pro-choice rally planned for Dublin this afternoon

Aug 23rd 2014, 10:30 AM 10,759 Views 286 Comments

Around two thousand people attended a similar rally on Wednesday, while pro-life groups also took part in a vigil at Leinster House last night.

# 8th-amendment - Friday 22 August, 2014

Poll: Should we have a referendum on the 8th Amendment?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we have a referendum on the 8th Amendment?

Aug 22nd 2014, 9:54 AM 14,614 Views 175 Comments

Recent events have brought abortion back into the national debate.

# 8th-amendment - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Hundreds of protesters turn out in Dublin over Ireland's abortion laws
# Taking To The Streets
# Taking To The Streets

Hundreds of protesters turn out in Dublin over Ireland's abortion laws

Aug 20th 2014, 10:40 PM 23,177 Views 209 Comments

“The government… has landed us in a mess yet again”.

# 8th-amendment - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here's why...
# No More To Do
# No More To Do

No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here's why...

Aug 19th 2014, 4:56 PM 13,804 Views 152 Comments

Analysis: The government legislated for abortion last summer and is highly unlikely to touch the issue again in its current lifetime.

Ireland in the international headlines again after rape victim is denied abortion
# Ireland And Women
# Ireland And Women

Ireland in the international headlines again after rape victim is denied abortion

Aug 19th 2014, 8:35 AM 35,322 Views 398 Comments

The issue has also started gathering much attention across the world.

These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum

Aug 19th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,601 Views 214 Comments

There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.

# 8th-amendment - Monday 18 August, 2014

HSE orders a report into care given to rape victim denied an abortion
# Women And Ireland
# Women And Ireland

HSE orders a report into care given to rape victim denied an abortion

Aug 18th 2014, 10:56 PM 18,053 Views 118 Comments

The agency says it hopes the report will “end any inaccurate commentary surrounding this matter currently”.

Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983
# Flashback
# Flashback

Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983

Aug 18th 2014, 9:30 PM 17,988 Views 80 Comments

The controversial 8th Amendment has just been passed and two heavyweights from the pro-choice and pro-life sides go head-to-head.

This Labour minister wants an abortion referendum... but says it can't happen now
# Abortion
# Abortion

This Labour minister wants an abortion referendum... but says it can't happen now

Aug 18th 2014, 1:20 PM 10,253 Views 97 Comments

The call comes after it emerged that a woman was refused an abortion under the new Act.

# 8th-amendment - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment planned for the autumn
# Abortion
# Abortion

Campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment planned for the autumn

Jul 14th 2013, 7:45 AM 9,913 Views 165 Comments

The constitutional ban on abortion will come under scrutiny in the new Dáil term.

# 8th-amendment - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Column: Here's a win for all sides in the abortion debate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here's a win for all sides in the abortion debate

Apr 30th 2013, 7:30 PM 277 Views 152 Comments

The 8th amendment, which protects the right to life of the unborn, is loved and hated in equal measure by both pro-life and pro-choice campaigners, writes Jane Horgan-Jones. It’s time to have a referendum on it.