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#Abortion Debate

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Day one of Citizens' Assembly hears people with 'diverse views' are 'destroyed' on social media
# Abortion Debate
# Abortion Debate

Day one of Citizens' Assembly hears people with 'diverse views' are 'destroyed' on social media

Oct 15th 2016, 6:39 PM 19,131 Views 145 Comments

The Taoiseach says that people with ‘diverse views’ can be ‘ridiculed’ online.

New poll shows the vast majority of Irish people want Eighth Amendment repealed
# Abortion Debate
# Abortion Debate

New poll shows the vast majority of Irish people want Eighth Amendment repealed

Oct 7th 2016, 7:43 AM 16,883 Views 322 Comments

Most, however, do not want to see UK-style abortion laws in Ireland

Irish pro-life group want to get rid of "incompatible with life" phrase
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# Abortion Debate

Irish pro-life group want to get rid of "incompatible with life" phrase

Feb 26th 2015, 6:27 PM 10,559 Views 59 Comments

A group of four families are set to travel to Geneva.

Opinion: In Ireland a pregnancy must continue even if a woman is raped, suicidal or clinically dead
# Abortion
# Abortion

Opinion: In Ireland a pregnancy must continue even if a woman is raped, suicidal or clinically dead

Dec 18th 2014, 6:00 PM 484 Views 168 Comments

Pregnancy isn’t as black and white as we would like. There are fatal foetal abnormalities, health risks, complications, and pregnancy from rape and incest. In each instance our laws allow one outcome: have the child.

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke 'in a personal capacity' on abortion issue
# The 8th
# The 8th

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke 'in a personal capacity' on abortion issue

Dec 17th 2014, 5:40 PM 15,297 Views 124 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was responding to Varadkar’s comments last night that the 8th Amendment was too restrictive.

Candlelight vigils will mark second anniversary of Savita's death
# RIP
# RIP

Candlelight vigils will mark second anniversary of Savita's death

Oct 28th 2014, 8:29 AM 5,567 Views 29 Comments

The vigils will take place in Dublin and Galway.

Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care
# Ms Y
# Ms Y

Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care

Sep 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 141 Views 24 Comments

Remove abortion from the picture and we are still left with the highly troubling instance of a young, vulnerable women left traumatised by her encounter with the health service.

'Sad and depressed' but not 'actively suicidal' - the HSE's verdict on Ms Y
# Abortion Debate
# Abortion Debate

'Sad and depressed' but not 'actively suicidal' - the HSE's verdict on Ms Y

Sep 23rd 2014, 7:56 AM 15,713 Views 293 Comments

RTÉ Prime Time has revealed that the HSE believes there was “an overall lack of coordination” in the handling of the case.

Dáil bar is exempt from holding a licence and its operation will not change
# Dáil Bar
# Dáil Bar

Dáil bar is exempt from holding a licence and its operation will not change

Jan 20th 2014, 10:43 PM 26,349 Views 127 Comments

In a letter to Gerry Adams TD, the Oireachtas Joint sub-Committee on Administration said that the bar ‘operates on the basis of parliamentary privilege’.

'It's a members facility'. Ceann Comhairle denies Dáil bar is there for drinking
# Dáil Bar
# Dáil Bar

'It's a members facility'. Ceann Comhairle denies Dáil bar is there for drinking

Sep 28th 2013, 2:13 PM 7,945 Views 92 Comments

Seán Barrett says the facility is there to give members somewhere to go when the Dáil is not in session.

Pints, wine and scones: Nearly €7k spent in Dáil bars during late night abortion debate
# Oireachtas Bars
# Oireachtas Bars

Pints, wine and scones: Nearly €7k spent in Dáil bars during late night abortion debate

Sep 6th 2013, 10:58 PM 23,802 Views 152 Comments

The amount spent on pints of lager and Guinness as well as Snack bars and Club Milks as TDs debated the landmark abortion legislation is laid bare in documents obtained and published today by TheJournal.ie.

Oireachtas bars turned over €300,000 last year
# Oireachtas Bars
# Oireachtas Bars

Oireachtas bars turned over €300,000 last year

Sep 6th 2013, 12:46 PM 8,801 Views 31 Comments

The Oireachtas bars do not “come under the same regulations as public bars”, a Freedom of Information request has confirmed.

Here's what a drink costs in the Leinster House bars
# Dáil Bar
# Dáil Bar

Here's what a drink costs in the Leinster House bars

Sep 6th 2013, 6:00 AM 25,395 Views 30 Comments

This is the price list from the bars in Leinster House, with a pint 60 cent cheaper than it is across the road and Racing UK on the televisions.

How much is the Leinster House members' bar owed by TDs and Senators?
# Oireachtas Bars
# Oireachtas Bars

How much is the Leinster House members' bar owed by TDs and Senators?

Sep 6th 2013, 6:00 AM 8,214 Views 22 Comments

If you guessed over €11,000, you were right.

Labour TD 'felt very sore' after secret recording of his views on abortion
# Abortion
# Abortion

Labour TD 'felt very sore' after secret recording of his views on abortion

Aug 21st 2013, 6:55 AM 11,551 Views 214 Comments

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin was one of two Labour TDs whose views on abortion were secretly recorded and published in a Sunday newspaper earlier this year.

'Disgusting and insensitive': Fianna Fáil senators condemn... Fianna Fáil senators
# Abortion Debate
# Abortion Debate

'Disgusting and insensitive': Fianna Fáil senators condemn... Fianna Fáil senators

Jul 18th 2013, 10:17 PM 14,053 Views 96 Comments

Meanwhile, the Seanad has passed committee stage of the abortion bill by 33 votes to 14 meaning it moves to its final stages next week.

Video: Labour senator in emotional appeal over graphic abortion language
# Abortion
# Abortion

Video: Labour senator in emotional appeal over graphic abortion language

Jul 18th 2013, 2:05 PM 6,789 Views 231 Comments

Tensions are running high in the Seanad as the debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill continues.

40 girls under 18 became pregnant following a rape in 2011
# Rape Stats
# Rape Stats

40 girls under 18 became pregnant following a rape in 2011

Jul 12th 2013, 8:42 AM 16,543 Views 83 Comments

A total of 17 Irish women who became pregnant due to a rape terminated the pregnancy in 2011. Nine were under the age of 18.

Róisín Shortall has pop at "arrogant" Government
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Róisín Shortall has pop at "arrogant" Government

Jul 11th 2013, 11:05 PM 10,177 Views 29 Comments

The former junior minister said it was clear the Government would brook no Opposition changes to abortion legislation from the outset.

‘No excuses, I just shouldn’t have done it’ – Tom Barry
# Abortion Debate
# Abortion Debate

‘No excuses, I just shouldn’t have done it’ – Tom Barry

Jul 11th 2013, 8:25 PM 40,033 Views 208 Comments

The Cork East TD says that Áine Collins has accepted his apology for grabbing her during a break in last night’s abortion debate.

Taoiseach defends marathon Dáil sitting, says he's "hopeful" of a final vote today
# Abortion
# Abortion

Taoiseach defends marathon Dáil sitting, says he's "hopeful" of a final vote today

Jul 11th 2013, 12:54 PM 5,379 Views 71 Comments

TDs will be back in the Dáil to discuss the Protection of Life Bill at 5pm, with the session to be adjourned by midnight if not concluded before then.

Male TD pulls female colleague into his lap - in the Dáil chamber
# Abortion Debate
# Abortion Debate

Male TD pulls female colleague into his lap - in the Dáil chamber

Jul 11th 2013, 9:56 AM 51,189 Views 225 Comments

Fine Gael TD Tom Barry grabbed his colleague Áine Collins during a break in the abortion debate, but Fine Gael say there ‘was no malice involved’.

The abortion debate -  what happens next?
# What Now?
# What Now?

The abortion debate - what happens next?

Jul 11th 2013, 8:19 AM 8,006 Views 47 Comments

The Dáil sat until 5am debating proposed amendments to the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill and will begin again at 4pm.

'A slur on the women of Ireland': Shatter slams abortion bill opponents
# Abortion
# Abortion

'A slur on the women of Ireland': Shatter slams abortion bill opponents

Jul 1st 2013, 3:50 PM 7,123 Views 83 Comments

Meanwhile it appears the majority of Fianna Fáil TDs will oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill as a marathon Dáil debate continues.

Column: The new abortion law attempts to add clarity, but the Savita case could happen again
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The new abortion law attempts to add clarity, but the Savita case could happen again

Jun 20th 2013, 7:30 PM 188 Views 35 Comments

Forcing doctors to wait to see a ‘risk to life’ rather than just a ‘risk to health’ to a woman when considering performing an abortion could result in it becoming too late, write Dr Mary Favier and Dr Ciara Flynn.

Reilly: I don’t want to make a big deal of the threat to burn down my home
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# Abortion

Reilly: I don’t want to make a big deal of the threat to burn down my home

Jun 19th 2013, 9:20 PM 13,531 Views 115 Comments

The Health Minister has revealed he received a letter to his home “threatening arson”

TD warned: 'Your days are numbered, check under your car'
# Abortion
# Abortion

TD warned: 'Your days are numbered, check under your car'

Jun 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 19,029 Views 147 Comments

Waterford deputy John Halligan has received a death threat in the wake of his criticism of the actions of some pro-life campaigners in the Dáil this week.

Column: Abortion is too important an issue for disrespectful debate
# Abortion
# Abortion

Column: Abortion is too important an issue for disrespectful debate

Feb 22nd 2013, 1:00 PM 471 Views 52 Comments

Fighting each other will get us nowhere – Ireland needs to have a genuinely respectful and mature debate about this serious issue, writes Laura Larkin.

Pro Choice group plans to counter protest Pro Life demo
# Abortion
# Abortion

Pro Choice group plans to counter protest Pro Life demo

Jan 16th 2013, 3:04 PM 9,425 Views 205 Comments

The protests are being held at the same time on Saturday, 19 January at 4.30pm in the Merrion Square area.

Poll: Should Ireland's abortion laws be changed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland's abortion laws be changed?

Dec 16th 2010, 9:20 AM 1,402 Views 0 Comments

The European Court of Human Rights is to rule on whether Ireland’s abortion laws violate women’s human rights. Have your say on whether Ireland’s abortion laws should be revisited.

Couple 'considering abortion' create online poll
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# Abortion Debate

Couple 'considering abortion' create online poll

Nov 20th 2010, 2:01 PM 717 Views 0 Comments

A couple in the US say that they are putting the fate of their unborn child to the public vote.