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#Abortion

# abortion - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'It's like an enormous weight being lifted': Applause for Clare Daly's heartfelt referendum speech The 8th This post contains videos

'It's like an enormous weight being lifted': Applause for Clare Daly's heartfelt referendum speech

The TD, who has campaigned on the issue for years, said she couldn’t believe change had taken so long.

Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019

The first Dáil sitting since the country voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment takes place this afternoon.

Peadar Tóibín: 'One child’s life is more important than my job, and every TD's job'

The Sinn Féin TD said he will oppose such proposals in the Dáil.

GPs who refuse to refer on patients seeking an abortion will need to respect 'law of the land'

The Cabinet is discussing the planned passage of the legislation this morning.

# abortion - Monday 28 May, 2018

'We're unstoppable': Large crowds protest in Belfast for change to Northern Ireland abortion law

The DUP’s Arlene Foster has said that it was up to the North’s politicians to decide on its abortion laws.

Bishop says Catholics who voted Yes have sinned and should go to confession

Meanwhile, Father Brian D’Arcy said that he “wouldn’t like to attribute sin in this manner, at all”.

Harris to bring abortion legislation to Dáil before summer recess

Simon Harris is ‘extremely eager’ to pass abortion legislation by the autumn

Poll: Should there be Dáil sittings in the summer to pass abortion legislation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be Dáil sittings in the summer to pass abortion legislation?

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he’s “extremely eager” to pass abortion legislation by the autumn.

# abortion - Sunday 27 May, 2018

From The Daily Edge 'The next generation will grow up in a more humane and decent Ireland than the one we have known' Repealed The Eighth

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result

Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result

Eamon Martin, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has thanked “courageous” pro-life campaigners.

'We owe her family a great debt': Calls for abortion legislation to be named Savita's Law Together For Yes This post contains videos

'We owe her family a great debt': Calls for abortion legislation to be named Savita's Law

Together for Yes said the legislation must be enacted as quickly as possible.

Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer

It could be in place by the end of the year.

Poll: Do you expect abortion legislation to be enacted in Ireland before the end of 2018? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you expect abortion legislation to be enacted in Ireland before the end of 2018?

Now that Ireland has voted overwhelmingly for abortion legislation, how soon do you think it will be enacted?

'Stepping out from under our shadows': How international media reacted to the referendum

The eyes of the world were on Ireland yesterday.

'Not conservative ... just complicated' - Roscommon's repealers on the county's journey from No to Yes

Voters across Roscommon have been talking to each other, finally, about previously “taboo subjects”.

The 11 standout moments of the Eighth Referendum campaign

The campaign this year had some highlights. Here are some of them.

'Today we tell them - 'Take our hand': The Referendum in Quotes

Some of the more memorable moments.

# abortion - Saturday 26 May, 2018

'A hammer blow to the Church': How the world reacted to Ireland's Yes vote

A number of outlets reported the significance of the result ahead of Pope Francis’ visit in August.

Here's how each constituency voted in the Eighth Amendment referendum

The tallies have started coming in – find out how people in your area voted.

AS IT HAPPENED: Yes celebrates huge victory after massive vote to repeal Repealed This post contains videos

AS IT HAPPENED: Yes celebrates huge victory after massive vote to repeal

The official announcement was made just after 6.10 pm this evening.

The turnout for the Eighth referendum is higher than the same-sex marriage vote

In 2015, 61% of the electorate cast their vote in the same-sex marriage referendum.

Analysis: Six reasons why Ireland was a landslide Yes for repeal

The country has voted to abolish the Eighth Amendment.

Donegal is the only constituency to vote No in the referendum

The final result was 51.9% No and 48.1% Yes.

It's Yes: Ireland has voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment

More than two million votes were cast, making it one of the highest turnouts in the history of the State.

Roscommon has voted by nearly 60% to repeal the Eighth Amendment

There was an intense media focus on the area in the wake of the same-sex marriage referendum.

'It was the first time I could breathe since I lost my daughter'

Members of the Termination For Medical Reasons (TFMR) have spoken to reporters this afternoon.

'We did it': The messages people have been leaving at the Savita Halappanavar mural

Savita’s parents have said that they are “really, really happy” with the projected referendum result.

Poll: What had the biggest influence on your vote? Eighth Amendment This post contains a poll

Poll: What had the biggest influence on your vote?

In an RTE poll, most people said that they didn’t decide how they would vote during the referendum campaign.

The world's media looks to Ireland as referendum results come in

Many international outlets have noted Ireland’s past relationship with religion and how recent referendums indicate the country is becoming more liberal.

AS IT HAPPENED: Counting and final tallies indicate a strong Yes in Eighth Amendment referendum

Will the Eighth be repealed or retained? Find out live…

Cora Sherlock says she didn't agree with pro-life campaign decision to remove her from RTÉ debate

There had been rumours of in-fighting within the campaign.

Over 65s and slight majority of Fianna Fáíl voters only groups to vote No - according to RTÉ exit poll

The poll, conducted by Behaviour & Attitudes, asked 3,800 people at 175 polling stations.

Most Irish people think referendum posters should be banned

There’s no authority in Ireland to police the claims made on referendum posters.

Landslide: two exit polls predict Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Eighth Amendment

Voting has finished and counting will begin at 9am tomorrow morning.

# abortion - Friday 25 May, 2018

AS IT HAPPENED: Ireland goes to the polls in Eighth Amendment referendum

Counting starts at 9am tomorrow and we should have a clear indication of the result by lunchtime.

Dublin Castle courtyard will be open to the public tomorrow ... but don't expect any big screens

In 2015, large crowds congregated in the space for the Marriage Equality count results.

Complaints made about campaign posters located too close to polling stations

If you see a poster that’s located too close to a polling station, you can contact the returning officer at your polling station.

Seeing bibles at polling stations? There's a reason for that

It’s not there to try to sway your vote.