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AS IT HAPPENED: Yes celebrates huge victory after massive vote to repeal Repealed This post contains videos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

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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Will the Eighth be repealed or retained?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.

Tail of Dublin-bound plane hit by aircraft on Stansted runway

No one was injured in the incident but Irish passengers travelling home to vote will now have to be accommodated on a later flight.

Q&A: The answers to your questions about the Eighth Amendment referendum

You’ve been submitting your questions – and here are the answers.

Referendum day: The world's media watches as Ireland goes to the polls

A number of international media have flown to Ireland for today’s referendum.

Wicklow Council tells woman she can't vote today due to an 'administrative error'

The woman sent in all relevant documents by the deadline, but the council said she could not be added to the supplementary register.

It's polling day: Here's everything you need to know about the next 48 hours

The chair of the Referendum Commission is urging people to “use your vote” today.

# abortion - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Meet the man who's been collecting referendum leaflets since 1983 The 8th This post contains videos

Meet the man who's been collecting referendum leaflets since 1983

Alan Kinsella’s archive dates back almost four decades – and it’s still growing.

Here's your guide to voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum

What time do polling stations close at? What will the ballot paper say?

Temperatures on polling day are set to reach 23 degrees

Tomorrow is to be mainly sunny.

Don't be confused at the ballot box - you're voting on the 36th Amendment tomorrow

The Eighth Amendment won’t be mentioned on the ballot paper.

'A defining moment for our generation': Why emigrants are coming home to vote From Kenya To Kerry This post contains videos

'A defining moment for our generation': Why emigrants are coming home to vote

Thousands of Irish people are coming #HomeToVote in tomorrow’s referendum.

# abortion - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Q&A: Can the 'hard cases' be dealt with while still retaining the Eighth Amendment?

It’s been a big question in recent days.

"It's going to impact my life": Immigrants have their say on both sides of the referendum debate Abortion This post contains videos

"It's going to impact my life": Immigrants have their say on both sides of the referendum debate

Only Irish citizens are allowed to vote in Friday’s referendum.

'G'wan Mary Lou!' - Sinn Féin's leader is a hit on the canvass but insists it's no election dry run

McDonald says her first campaign as leader is not practice for a general election.

Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum Exclusive

An investigation by and OpenDemocracy has found that at least two pro-life groups have applied for copies of the register for different local authorities.

'Please come home Mam, I'm in agony': Parents of women who had crisis pregnancies urge Yes vote

Elaine Bedford spoke about her daughter’s experience taking abortion pills last year.

'She was not a baby with a fatal foetal abnormality, she was my baby, and she was perfect'

We are being asked to sanction every future abortion in Ireland on the basis of my pain, and the pain of women like me, writes Vicky Wall.

How many women in Ireland request abortion pills? How safe are they? Are they illegal?

And how much will they cost if abortion is legalised in Ireland?

Nora Owen says she was 'confronted' and 'attacked' in Leinster House during the 1980s abortion debate

Fine Gael women who served as politicians in 1983 joined female politicians from the current Dáil to discuss the Eighth Amendment.