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# abortion - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'They have suffered long enough': Pressure mounts on Theresa May to legislate for change to Northern Ireland abortion law
# Reform
# Reform

'They have suffered long enough': Pressure mounts on Theresa May to legislate for change to Northern Ireland abortion law

May 29th 2018, 9:46 PM 16,769 Views 38 Comments

May has responded to those calls by saying that the issue is for the North to decide.

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

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

May 29th 2018, 6:04 PM 38,306 Views 126 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019

May 29th 2018, 2:53 PM 11,197 Views 149 Comments

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'
# I Won't Back Down
# I Won't Back Down

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

May 29th 2018, 1:03 PM 36,896 Views 183 Comments

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'
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

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

May 29th 2018, 9:00 AM 47,951 Views 210 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

May 28th 2018, 9:42 PM 33,552 Views 82 Comments

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
# Eighth Referendum
# Eighth Referendum

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

May 28th 2018, 8:40 PM 122,055 Views 620 Comments

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
# Speedy
# Speedy

Harris to bring abortion legislation to Dáil before summer recess

May 28th 2018, 7:40 PM 25,493 Views 165 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

May 28th 2018, 9:21 AM 19,707 Views 57 Comments

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

# abortion - Sunday 27 May, 2018

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

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

May 27th 2018, 5:43 PM 2,949 Views 3 Comments

Ireland did good.

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result
# Abortion Pills
# Abortion Pills

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result

May 27th 2018, 5:00 PM 26,693 Views 100 Comments

Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result

May 27th 2018, 3:52 PM 49,344 Views 57 Comments

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
# Together For Yes

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

May 27th 2018, 2:45 PM 18,774 Views 63 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment

Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer

May 27th 2018, 10:13 AM 23,156 Views 148 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

May 27th 2018, 9:43 AM 28,108 Views 111 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

May 27th 2018, 9:31 AM 25,331 Views 67 Comments

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
# Global Attention
# Global Attention

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

May 27th 2018, 9:15 AM 17,100 Views 30 Comments

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

The 11 standout moments of the Eighth Referendum campaign
# Landslide
# Landslide

The 11 standout moments of the Eighth Referendum campaign

May 27th 2018, 7:15 AM 34,059 Views 63 Comments

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

'Today we tell them - 'Take our hand': The Referendum in Quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

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

May 27th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,509 Views 17 Comments

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
# World Is Watching
# World Is Watching

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

May 26th 2018, 9:18 PM 78,132 Views 165 Comments

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
# Location Location Location
# Location Location Location

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

May 26th 2018, 8:30 PM 251,544 Views 272 Comments

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
Live May 26th 2018, 7:38 PM

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

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

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

May 26th 2018, 7:09 PM 18,167 Views 21 Comments

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
# It's Yes
# It's Yes

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

May 26th 2018, 7:06 PM 34,219 Views 61 Comments

The country has voted to abolish the Eighth Amendment.

14 constituencies see Yes votes of over 70%, Donegal the only county to say No (but only just)
# Yes We Will
# Yes We Will

14 constituencies see Yes votes of over 70%, Donegal the only county to say No (but only just)

May 26th 2018, 6:27 PM 27,614 Views 86 Comments

The Eighth Amendment has been repealed.

Donegal is the only constituency to vote No in the referendum
# 8thRef
# 8thRef

Donegal is the only constituency to vote No in the referendum

May 26th 2018, 6:20 PM 42,166 Views 76 Comments

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

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

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

May 26th 2018, 6:14 PM 77,463 Views 155 Comments

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
# 8th Ref
# 8th Ref

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

May 26th 2018, 3:30 PM 27,666 Views 57 Comments

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'
# Termination For Medical Reasons
# Termination For Medical Reasons

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

May 26th 2018, 3:30 PM 22,960 Views 14 Comments

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
# Dublin City
# Dublin City

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

May 26th 2018, 2:44 PM 22,294 Views 52 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment

Poll: What had the biggest influence on your vote?

May 26th 2018, 2:13 PM 31,980 Views 102 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

May 26th 2018, 1:53 PM 31,312 Views 29 Comments

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
Live May 26th 2018, 12:15 PM

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

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

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

May 26th 2018, 11:40 AM 48,512 Views 156 Comments

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
# 8thRef
# 8thRef

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

May 26th 2018, 11:00 AM 43,310 Views 98 Comments

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

Most Irish people think referendum posters should be banned
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Most Irish people think referendum posters should be banned

May 26th 2018, 7:30 AM 22,615 Views 61 Comments

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
# 8thRef
# 8thRef

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

May 26th 2018, 7:05 AM 285,599 Views 721 Comments

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
Live May 25th 2018, 6:25 PM

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

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

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

May 25th 2018, 6:13 PM 42,149 Views 135 Comments

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
# Eighth Ref
# Eighth Ref

Complaints made about campaign posters located too close to polling stations

May 25th 2018, 2:07 PM 20,593 Views 80 Comments

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