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Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal
# Highs And Lows
# Highs And Lows

Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal

Dec 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,451 Views 53 Comments

Varadkar said he regrets he was so misinformed and the government didn’t make ‘better decisions’.

Taoiseach can't say if anyone will be held to account over children's hospital overspend
# Overrun
# Overrun

Taoiseach can't say if anyone will be held to account over children's hospital overspend

Dec 24th 2018, 7:30 AM 16,666 Views 84 Comments

It’s emerged the budget for the new hospital may cost more than €1.433 billion.

HSE launches new crisis pregnancy website to give women information on abortions
# Myoptions
# Myoptions

HSE launches new crisis pregnancy website to give women information on abortions

Dec 21st 2018, 4:28 PM 9,640 Views 23 Comments

It’s expected that the first legal terminations in Ireland will be carried out in the new year.

Abortion services made legal in Ireland as Michael D Higgins signs Bill into law
# Free Safe Legal
# Free Safe Legal

Abortion services made legal in Ireland as Michael D Higgins signs Bill into law

Dec 20th 2018, 4:18 PM 43,914 Views 229 Comments

Hospitals will provide the services in 2019.

Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services
# Termination
# Termination

Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services

Dec 19th 2018, 5:00 PM 10,774 Views 54 Comments

Services are expected to begin from 1 January.

'It's very disappointing': Garda probe launched as TD's office covered in urine and anti-abortion graffiti
# Sligo
# Sligo

'It's very disappointing': Garda probe launched as TD's office covered in urine and anti-abortion graffiti

Dec 14th 2018, 1:30 PM 32,357 Views 74 Comments

The incident happened after abortion legislation passed in the Seanad last night.

'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad

Dec 13th 2018, 8:00 PM 20,553 Views 193 Comments

The legislation will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

Abortion legislation has passed the Dáil and it's now on to the Seanad, so what next?
# January Deadline
# January Deadline

Abortion legislation has passed the Dáil and it's now on to the Seanad, so what next?

Dec 6th 2018, 6:00 PM 7,137 Views 68 Comments

The Seanad will now sit on Monday in order to get the legislation over the line by the Christmas deadline.

Simon Harris: 'This is the beginning of a new era for women’s health'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Simon Harris: 'This is the beginning of a new era for women’s health'

Dec 6th 2018, 9:51 AM 13,954 Views 92 Comments

‘Change is coming,’ writes Health Minister Simon Harris following the passing of abortion legislation through the Dáil.

The legislation legalising abortion in Ireland has been passed by the Dáil
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

The legislation legalising abortion in Ireland has been passed by the Dáil

Dec 5th 2018, 11:56 PM 46,555 Views 128 Comments

This means that it is on track for new legislation regulating termination of pregnancy to be introduced in Ireland in the new year.

'It's archaic': Request to collect more data on women who seek abortions heavily defeated in Dáil
# The Eighth Amendment
# The Eighth Amendment

'It's archaic': Request to collect more data on women who seek abortions heavily defeated in Dáil

Dec 5th 2018, 8:36 AM 20,283 Views 104 Comments

“What’s the ethnicity about? Is that to find out if we have immigrants in this country who avail of health services as women?”

'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law
# ICGP
# ICGP

'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law

Dec 2nd 2018, 8:15 AM 8,359 Views 38 Comments

It is expected a landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil in coming weeks.

Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week
# Edging Closer
# Edging Closer

Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week

Dec 1st 2018, 11:00 AM 20,285 Views 110 Comments

It is likely the landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil at the earliest next week.

Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required

Nov 30th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,664 Views 38 Comments

The ‘yes’ side contained a wide range of views about when abortion should be permitted – the government can’t please them all, writes Professor Dermot Cox.

'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland
# Private Members' Bill
# Private Members' Bill

'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland

Nov 21st 2018, 5:57 PM 7,546 Views 21 Comments

Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan have signed the letter ahead of the reading of a bill that would decriminalise abortion across the UK.

Simon Harris says timeline for abortion services to be available in January remains unchanged
# No Delay
# No Delay

Simon Harris says timeline for abortion services to be available in January remains unchanged

Nov 21st 2018, 2:42 PM 6,532 Views 37 Comments

The health minister has asked politicians to co-operate, and allow for the speedy passage of the legislation.

Abortion legislation to be reviewed in three years time, instead of five
# Termination Of Pregnancy Bill
# Termination Of Pregnancy Bill

Abortion legislation to be reviewed in three years time, instead of five

Nov 20th 2018, 9:43 PM 9,810 Views 45 Comments

The proposed legislation allows for the operation of the Act to be reviewed after its commencement next year.

Peadar Tóibín resigns from Sinn Féin and hints about setting up a new party
# Gone
# Gone

Peadar Tóibín resigns from Sinn Féin and hints about setting up a new party

Updated Nov 15th 2018, 3:25 PM 63,119 Views 173 Comments

The TD was suspended from the party for six months because he voted against the abortion legislation in the Dáil.

Harris hails 'significant step' as contract agreed with doctors for the provision of abortion services
# Fine Details
# Fine Details

Harris hails 'significant step' as contract agreed with doctors for the provision of abortion services

Nov 14th 2018, 7:43 PM 11,427 Views 59 Comments

The contract will be offered by the HSE to medical practitioners who express an interest in providing such services.

GPs hit out at 'inappropriate' reports that doctors will receive up to €450 for abortion services
# National Association Of General Practicioners
# National Association Of General Practicioners

GPs hit out at 'inappropriate' reports that doctors will receive up to €450 for abortion services

Nov 13th 2018, 10:34 PM 14,172 Views 38 Comments

Reports today suggested that an agreement had been reached over how much doctors would receive for performing terminations.

Moral objection or no time: Majority of GPs say they can't provide abortion services
# Survey
# Survey

Moral objection or no time: Majority of GPs say they can't provide abortion services

Nov 8th 2018, 6:15 PM 15,794 Views 49 Comments

Legislation on the provision of abortion has been debated by the Oireachtas health committee this week.

Ex-Sinn Féin colleagues clash over 'misogynistic' amendment to abortion legislation
# Abortion
# Abortion

Ex-Sinn Féin colleagues clash over 'misogynistic' amendment to abortion legislation

Nov 8th 2018, 6:13 PM 23,623 Views 67 Comments

Four former or current party members were involved in today’s debate.

'I find it extraordinarily distasteful': Proposed amendment requiring post-abortion burials voted down
# Abortion Bill
# Abortion Bill

'I find it extraordinarily distasteful': Proposed amendment requiring post-abortion burials voted down

Nov 7th 2018, 6:03 PM 31,613 Views 84 Comments

The committee has been considering changes to the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 this week.

Schoolgirl whose mother is being prosecuted for buying abortion pills 'is potential victim of crime'
# Courts
# Courts

Schoolgirl whose mother is being prosecuted for buying abortion pills 'is potential victim of crime'

Nov 7th 2018, 5:09 PM 15,304 Views 0 Comments

Lawyers for the mother and daughter, who have both been granted anonymity, claim the prosecution breaches their human rights.

Teenager 'removed from classroom and questioned by police' over abortion pills
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Teenager 'removed from classroom and questioned by police' over abortion pills

Updated Nov 6th 2018, 4:37 PM 30,353 Views 0 Comments

The evidence was given in a court case taking place in Northern Ireland.

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons

Nov 6th 2018, 2:06 PM 18,945 Views 55 Comments

The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.

TDs want women seeking abortions to be offered ultrasound imaging and heartbeat recording
# Abortion Legislation
# Abortion Legislation

TDs want women seeking abortions to be offered ultrasound imaging and heartbeat recording

Nov 3rd 2018, 7:15 AM 24,280 Views 127 Comments

A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated
# Abortion Legislation
# Abortion Legislation

Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated

Nov 2nd 2018, 12:52 PM 19,696 Views 151 Comments

A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation
# Disciplined
# Disciplined

Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation

Nov 1st 2018, 10:54 AM 27,699 Views 103 Comments

Tóibín said the issue of abortion is far more important than his job in Leinster house.

'Disciplinary proceedings' to be initiated against Tóibín for breaking ranks on abortion legislation
# Termination Of Pregnancy
# Termination Of Pregnancy

'Disciplinary proceedings' to be initiated against Tóibín for breaking ranks on abortion legislation

Updated Oct 23rd 2018, 6:31 PM 28,288 Views 104 Comments

The Termination of Pregnancy Bill passed by 102 votes to 12.

Pope Francis compares having an abortion to hiring 'a contract killer'
# Homily
# Homily

Pope Francis compares having an abortion to hiring 'a contract killer'

Oct 10th 2018, 7:58 PM 18,796 Views 131 Comments

Francis this year opposed a bill that would have legalised abortion in his home country of Argentina.

Budget dedicates €12m to abortion service roll out
# Abortion
# Abortion

Budget dedicates €12m to abortion service roll out

Oct 9th 2018, 4:02 PM 14,732 Views 108 Comments

The €12 million figure set out in today’s Budget document is only for the actual service.

Calls to remove all maternity costs for women as abortion legislation introduced in Dáil
# Abortion Legislation
# Abortion Legislation

Calls to remove all maternity costs for women as abortion legislation introduced in Dáil

Oct 4th 2018, 4:31 PM 25,503 Views 86 Comments

Simon Harris told the Dáil that in legislating for abortion services in Ireland, they are ‘making history’.

Campaigners oppose 3-day wait and conscientious objection in abortion legislation
# HEALTH BILL
# HEALTH BILL

Campaigners oppose 3-day wait and conscientious objection in abortion legislation

Oct 4th 2018, 8:16 AM 13,086 Views 183 Comments

In the coming weeks, the Dáil is due to debate the legislation that will provide for abortion in some instances.

Dr Peter Boylan appointed to assist HSE as it prepares to provide abortion services
# Termination
# Termination

Dr Peter Boylan appointed to assist HSE as it prepares to provide abortion services

Oct 3rd 2018, 8:00 PM 13,226 Views 100 Comments

Dr Boylan was an active repeal activist during the recent referendum campaign.

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
# New Laws
# New Laws

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Sep 29th 2018, 10:00 PM 21,846 Views 0 Comments

Renting, judge’s appointments, microbeads and noise at the airport – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

'The deepest respect': Emma Watson pays tribute to Savita Halappanavar
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

'The deepest respect': Emma Watson pays tribute to Savita Halappanavar

Sep 29th 2018, 6:02 PM 39,763 Views 49 Comments

She paid tribute to her in a letter published in Porter magazine.

Large crowds as March for Choice takes place in Dublin
# Abortion Rights Campaign
# Abortion Rights Campaign

Large crowds as March for Choice takes place in Dublin

Sep 29th 2018, 4:14 PM 33,453 Views 87 Comments

This was the seventh annual March for Choice and the first since the Eighth Amendment was removed from the Constitution.

Factcheck: Is the Health Minister proposing 'partial-birth abortions' in Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Factcheck: Is the Health Minister proposing 'partial-birth abortions' in Ireland?

Sep 28th 2018, 6:45 PM 3,929 Views 4 Comments

A claim that he is has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook.

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris
# Abortion Law
# Abortion Law

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris

Updated Sep 27th 2018, 4:00 PM 21,817 Views 107 Comments

The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week