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# abortion - Friday 25 May, 2018

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 42,150 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 77 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.

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

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

May 25th 2018, 12:19 PM 40,112 Views 110 Comments

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

Tail of Dublin-bound plane hit by aircraft on Stansted runway
# Home To Vote
# Home To Vote

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

May 25th 2018, 11:44 AM 31,573 Views 39 Comments

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
# Eighth Q And A
# Eighth Q And A

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

May 25th 2018, 10:25 AM 112,385 Views 330 Comments

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

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

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

May 25th 2018, 10:25 AM 44,178 Views 165 Comments

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'
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

May 25th 2018, 6:10 AM 29,164 Views 71 Comments

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
# A Nation Decides
# A Nation Decides

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

May 25th 2018, 12:05 AM 35,474 Views 177 Comments

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
# The 8th

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

May 24th 2018, 7:13 PM 14,291 Views 85 Comments

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
# Vote Vote Vote
# Vote Vote Vote

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

May 24th 2018, 6:30 PM 53,700 Views 213 Comments

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

Temperatures on polling day are set to reach 23 degrees
# Skies Above
# Skies Above

Temperatures on polling day are set to reach 23 degrees

May 24th 2018, 9:20 AM 14,312 Views 28 Comments

Tomorrow is to be mainly sunny.

Don't be confused at the ballot box - you're voting on the 36th Amendment tomorrow
# 8thRef
# 8thRef

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

May 24th 2018, 6:05 AM 85,595 Views 143 Comments

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
# From Kenya To Kerry

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

May 24th 2018, 12:05 AM 36,333 Views 202 Comments

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?
# Eighth Q And A
# Eighth Q And A

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

May 23rd 2018, 9:30 PM 16,590 Views 158 Comments

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
# Abortion

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

May 23rd 2018, 9:30 PM 11,079 Views 25 Comments

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
# Two Days To Go
# Two Days To Go

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

May 23rd 2018, 8:00 PM 25,580 Views 73 Comments

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
# Voter Data
# Voter Data

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

May 23rd 2018, 7:00 PM 64,612 Views 117 Comments

An investigation by TheJournal.ie 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
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

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

May 23rd 2018, 2:41 PM 27,820 Views 128 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

May 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 50,038 Views 156 Comments

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?
# Eighth Referendum
# Eighth Referendum

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

May 23rd 2018, 6:01 AM 16,710 Views 58 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

May 23rd 2018, 6:00 AM 14,415 Views 34 Comments

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

# abortion - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

John Bruton: 'Abortion ends a life. Once it has happened there is no going back'
# Opinion
# Opinion

John Bruton: 'Abortion ends a life. Once it has happened there is no going back'

May 22nd 2018, 8:00 PM 26,853 Views 120 Comments

If the State is to have a obligation to step in to protect a one-month-old baby, it also has an obligation, four months earlier, to protect its right to be born, writes John Bruton.

'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'
# Independent Alliance
# Independent Alliance

'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'

May 22nd 2018, 5:46 PM 12,232 Views 147 Comments

John Halligan has appealed to men, in particular, to back the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

FactCheck: Has the story of a baby born alive during abortion in Poland opened a debate there?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactCheck: Has the story of a baby born alive during abortion in Poland opened a debate there?

May 22nd 2018, 5:11 PM 10,850 Views 2 Comments

TheLiberal.ie has republished a post from March of two years ago in this last week of the Irish referendum campaign.

FactCheck: Is Ireland's proposed abortion legislation more extreme than British law?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland's proposed abortion legislation more extreme than British law?

May 22nd 2018, 12:22 PM 58,189 Views 236 Comments

We take a look at a recent claim made about this.

Doctor who led inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death calls for Yes vote 'for women’s health and rights'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Doctor who led inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death calls for Yes vote 'for women’s health and rights'

May 22nd 2018, 11:39 AM 21,148 Views 233 Comments

He also refuted claims that sepsis was the only cause of her death.

Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future?
# 8info
# 8info

Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future?

May 22nd 2018, 6:05 AM 18,325 Views 200 Comments

Many of our readers had questions about the legislative process, and trusting politicians.

# abortion - Monday 21 May, 2018

Vincent Browne: Let’s cease demanding more of women than we would dare demand of men
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Vincent Browne: Let’s cease demanding more of women than we would dare demand of men

May 21st 2018, 8:00 PM 236,634 Views 267 Comments

Writing in TheJournal.ie, Vincent Browne argues for a Yes vote on Friday.

Watch: We put your questions to the chair of the Referendum Commission
# You Asked
# You Asked

Watch: We put your questions to the chair of the Referendum Commission

May 21st 2018, 7:17 PM 5,736 Views 22 Comments

We spoke live to Justice Isobel Kennedy.

Up to 125,000 people register to vote ahead of Eighth Amendment referendum
# This Friday
# This Friday

Up to 125,000 people register to vote ahead of Eighth Amendment referendum

May 21st 2018, 6:10 AM 23,372 Views 55 Comments

The National Youth Council of Ireland says new figures represent an “unprecedented surge of voter registration”.

# abortion - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote

May 20th 2018, 12:20 PM 16,830 Views 122 Comments

Savita Halappanavar died on 28 October 2012 at University Hospital Galway.

Latest referendum polls show the 'Yes' side is ahead
# 8th Ref
# 8th Ref

Latest referendum polls show the 'Yes' side is ahead

May 20th 2018, 7:12 AM 99,143 Views 372 Comments

This is likely to be the last of the national surveys before polling day.

Micheál Martin: 'The argument is that if we legislate for abortion we'll become like England. That's not true. This is Ireland'
# Interview
# Interview

Micheál Martin: 'The argument is that if we legislate for abortion we'll become like England. That's not true. This is Ireland'

May 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 33,253 Views 286 Comments

Martin describes himself as pro-life, but he said as a legislator, he has to face the reality of the situation.

# abortion - Saturday 19 May, 2018

What would you like to ask the head of the Referendum Commission?
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

What would you like to ask the head of the Referendum Commission?

May 19th 2018, 7:45 PM 9,739 Views 0 Comments

We’re putting them to Justice Isobel Kennedy in a Facebook Live.

Families of those who died in road accidents 'upset' at placing of white crosses in Donegal
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

Families of those who died in road accidents 'upset' at placing of white crosses in Donegal

May 19th 2018, 4:11 PM 30,704 Views 177 Comments

A Donegal Pro-Life campaigner told TheJournal.ie that “this is our version of posters”.

'We all have to get up on the 26th and live together again': On the trail with the 'Yes' and 'No' TDs of Fianna Fáil
# Rebel City
# Rebel City

'We all have to get up on the 26th and live together again': On the trail with the 'Yes' and 'No' TDs of Fianna Fáil

May 19th 2018, 1:28 PM 11,841 Views 138 Comments

More than half of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party are backing a No vote next week.

# abortion - Friday 18 May, 2018

Renua calls for No vote and questions the number of abortion pills used in Ireland
# 8th Ref
# 8th Ref

Renua calls for No vote and questions the number of abortion pills used in Ireland

May 18th 2018, 1:48 PM 30,416 Views 221 Comments

The party acknowledged abortion pills are a problem but said it does not have a specific policy to deal with them.

'Callous and sinister' - Anger at white crosses 'symbolising a child's grave' along Letterkenny roads
# Donegal
# Donegal

'Callous and sinister' - Anger at white crosses 'symbolising a child's grave' along Letterkenny roads

May 18th 2018, 1:48 PM 50,123 Views 173 Comments

It is understood that Donegal County Council is now in the process of removing them.

Leo Varadkar: It's 'only a matter of time' before a woman dies after taking abortion pills unsupervised
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Leo Varadkar: It's 'only a matter of time' before a woman dies after taking abortion pills unsupervised

May 18th 2018, 10:28 AM 17,592 Views 346 Comments

The Taoiseach told RTÉ about why he’s voting ‘Yes’.

Trump to deny funds to family planning clinics that discuss abortion
# Gag Rule
# Gag Rule

Trump to deny funds to family planning clinics that discuss abortion

May 18th 2018, 8:00 AM 13,025 Views 81 Comments

Trump is to announce the move today.