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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# 8th amendment

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Most voters want a referendum to decide if Ireland's abortion laws should be liberalised
The poll was carried out on 1,200 adults last Monday and Tuesday.
'I'll give my opinion as a doctor and young man at a later stage' - Varadkar
The Health Minister said that the Government has no plans to update the Constitution in relation to abortion.
Opinion: Ireland's law on abortion is a shambles entirely of the State’s creation
The case of Ms Y highlights the cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment girls and women are subjected to because of Ireland’s abortion laws.
Socialist TDs call for 'medieval' 8th Amendment to be removed from Constitution
Ruth Coppinger said that a Referendum should take place on the same day as the Marriage Equality Referendum next Spring.
The majority of people want a referendum on the 8th Amendment
… but one quarter of people don’t know.
It looks like Labour's next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland's abortion laws
The Tánaiste is also in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.
Calls for independent inquiry into "Ms Y" abortion case
The HSE is running its own inquiry, but some want it to be independent.
Large-scale pro-choice rally planned for Dublin this afternoon
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.
Poll: Should we have a referendum on the 8th Amendment?
Recent events have brought abortion back into the national debate.
Hundreds of protesters turn out in Dublin over Ireland's abortion laws
“The government… has landed us in a mess yet again”.
No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here's why...
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
The issue has also started gathering much attention across the world.
These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum
There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.
HSE orders a report into care given to rape victim denied an abortion
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
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
The call comes after it emerged that a woman was refused an abortion under the new Act.
Campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment planned for the autumn
The constitutional ban on abortion will come under scrutiny in the new Dáil term.
Column: Here's a win for all sides in the abortion debate
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.