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#Eighth Amendment

# eighth-amendment - Monday 10 December, 2018

Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s'

A new report said some leaders are using “bully tactics” to “demonise and persecute” vulnerable people.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 6 December, 2018

From The Daily Edge Fill me in - What does the new abortion legislation say? Irish Abortion Law

Fill me in - What does the new abortion legislation say?

Referendum fatigue since May 25th has made it hard to keep up.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

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

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

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 18 November, 2018

From The Daily Edge 'Whatever the priest said, I went by': Here's women explaining why they voted for the Eighth Amendment back in 1983 RTÉ Archive

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says

The Referendum Commission says new regulations should be drawn up by government.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

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

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

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 4 October, 2018

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

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

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 29 September, 2018

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

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

Large crowds as March for Choice takes place in Dublin

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

OPINION: "We're at the end of the beginning of this campaign" TD Clare Daly on March for Choice 2018 Opinion This post contains videos

OPINION: "We're at the end of the beginning of this campaign" TD Clare Daly on March for Choice 2018

Clare Daly of Independents 4 Change tells us why the March for Choice is just as important after the repealing of the Eighth Amendment.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

TDs considering change of plan for proposed three-day wait period for abortions

Dr Peter Boylan told an Oireachtas Committee that there is ‘no evidence’ for the wait time.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Eighth Amendment repealed as President signs referendum bill into law

It will now allow the government to legislate for abortion, which is expected to be enacted by 2019 at the latest.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 15 September, 2018

One year on: Advice given to FF on their abortion referendum position was ignored - but will they learn from it?

The professor who warned the party that its stance in the referendum could put it on the wrong side of history addressed think-in this week.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Sipo's order that Amnesty should return €137,000 grant is quashed after High Court appeal

The donation was for Amnesty’s ‘My Body, My Rights’ campaign which sought a referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections

The Standards in Public Office said it is concerned about political interference from organisations outside of Ireland.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 22 July, 2018

170 Irish and UK politicians sign letter calling for change to the North's abortion laws

Northern Ireland has been without a government for over a year and a half – so Westminster and Dublin are being asked to introduce new abortion laws.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 20 July, 2018

'It is not a tool for a disappointed voter': Court dismisses bid to challenge abortion referendum

That is not the end of the matter, however, as the issue has been taken to the Court of Appeal.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 28 June, 2018

15 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland last year

This is a drop from 25 legally-permitted abortions being carried out last year.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Statements by Varadkar and Harris 'misled' abortion referendum voters, High Court told

The High Court also heard that the Referendum Commission “omitted objective statements” on Eighth Amendment referendum.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 25 June, 2018

Tóibín concedes he may not be able to run under Sinn Féin banner at next election

He also confirmed that he won’t be resigning from the party.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Carol Nolan TD leaves Sinn Féin after being suspended for voting against abortion referendum

Sinn Féin Whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh told Nolan that she had been suspended for a period of three months on 21 March.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald looks towards government as Sinn Féin votes to change stance on abortion Ard Fheis This post contains videos

Mary Lou McDonald looks towards government as Sinn Féin votes to change stance on abortion

Party policy is now in favour of abortion on request.

Pope Francis compares abortion to Nazi crimes 'but with white gloves'

The Pope is due to visit Ireland in August, just months after Ireland voted in favour of liberalising its abortion laws.

Poll: Should politicians be allowed a free vote on upcoming abortion legislation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should politicians be allowed a free vote on upcoming abortion legislation?

Sinn Féin members will vote on a motion that will allow members to vote in accordance with their conscience today.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Abortion legislation won't be brought to the Dáil until the autumn

Simon Harris says that a number of court challenges are delaying the process.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

A petition to 'abolish abortion' in Ireland will be discussed in the Oireachtas

It is one of three petitions up for discussions.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 11 June, 2018

Simon Harris: Stance of GP group 'flies in the face of care and compassion'

The NAGP has insisted onward referral of a patient should not be compulsory.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'We need an accessible service': Cork doctors set up group to ensure abortion provision for all communities

Dr Mary Favier said that she expects groups like the one in Cork to be operating around the country.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 9 June, 2018

GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services

The NAGP passed a series of motions after an emergency meeting today following the result of the referendum.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 3 June, 2018

'The 'No' side feel let down by people and country. Nobody understands this feeling more than us'

‘Would it be too much for No side and the Yes side to come together and use their powers and money to bring positive change that will help and support the people of Ireland?’ asks Denise Coakley.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Fake news in the referendum: Did you fall for it?

UCC and UCD psychological study ‘implanted’ false memories in survey to explore how they might affect votes.

Observers from the UK, US and Canada monitored the Eighth referendum

They raised concerns about some ballot boxes allegedly not being sealed correctly and so-called ‘family voting’.

More than 150 complaints about 'graphic' and 'false' referendum posters sent to Dublin City Council

Office workers, parents, and staff at the Rotunda Hospital submitted complaints about graphic ‘Vote No’ posters.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 1 June, 2018

'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations

Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

The messages people left at the Savita Halappanavar mural will be digitally archived

Since Friday, flowers have been left at the bottom of the mural, along with ‘Yes’ leaflets, pens and sellotape so that people could leave notes.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

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

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 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.

There were 1,277 complaints made about the Claire Byrne Live referendum show

RTÉ said that the vast majority of complaints claimed that the ‘Yes’ side were unfairly treated.

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.

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