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#Eighth Amendment

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 17 September, 2022

Large crowd gathers for anti-abortion demonstration in Dublin
# Rally
# Rally

Large crowd gathers for anti-abortion demonstration in Dublin

Sep 17th 2022, 6:00 PM 31,118 Views 42 Comments

Organisers said the March for Life demonstration was to call for the review into Ireland’s abortion laws to include ‘all perspectives’.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment
# Termination Of Pregnancy
# Termination Of Pregnancy

6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment

Jun 30th 2020, 12:44 PM 41,891 Views 280 Comments

These are the first official figures published since Ireland’s liberalised abortion laws came into effect from 1 January 2019.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Peter Boylan: 'Online abuse didn't bother me - I wasn't going to resign'
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Peter Boylan: 'Online abuse didn't bother me - I wasn't going to resign'

Dec 1st 2019, 9:30 AM 21,051 Views 24 Comments

The obstetrician has written about his career in a new memoir.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

HSE apologises to family of pregnant woman kept on life support due to Eighth Amendment concerns
# Miss P
# Miss P

HSE apologises to family of pregnant woman kept on life support due to Eighth Amendment concerns

Nov 20th 2019, 12:43 PM 27,350 Views 43 Comments

Natasha Perie was declared dead on 3 December but was kept on life support for four weeks.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 22 August, 2019

People 'remember' false stories after reading fake news, says new study of abortion vote
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

People 'remember' false stories after reading fake news, says new study of abortion vote

Aug 22nd 2019, 3:54 PM 14,394 Views 31 Comments

The study was carried out by UCC in the weeks leading up to the referendum.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Together for Yes activists named on Time magazine's top 100 list of most influential people
# Icons
# Icons

Together for Yes activists named on Time magazine's top 100 list of most influential people

Apr 17th 2019, 12:45 PM 24,053 Views 101 Comments

Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor were named in the ‘Icons’ section of the list.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out

Feb 6th 2019, 7:17 AM 14,614 Views 85 Comments

Women in Northern Ireland can access abortion services here, but it will cost them €450, the Dáil was told yesterday.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Harris lobbied by pharmacists' group and pharma company on free contraception
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Harris lobbied by pharmacists' group and pharma company on free contraception

Jan 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 17,730 Views 44 Comments

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment recommended free contraception for all women.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest
# Josepha Madigan
# Josepha Madigan

Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest

Jan 23rd 2019, 11:38 PM 24,933 Views 117 Comments

Many of those protesting referring to her support for the Repeal campaign.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Coombe hospital denies board intervened to refuse abortion for woman with a fatal foetal diagnosis
# Abortion
# Abortion

Coombe hospital denies board intervened to refuse abortion for woman with a fatal foetal diagnosis

Updated Jan 17th 2019, 9:46 PM 82,430 Views 254 Comments

Earlier Ruth Coppinger told the Dáil that two doctors confirmed it was a fatal foetal abnormality, but the board refused the abortion.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland

Dec 30th 2018, 9:00 PM 27,060 Views 84 Comments

Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment in May of this year.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 28 December, 2018

'You want the Eighth repealed because of Brexit': Letters sent to Varadkar about abortion referendum
# Abortion
# Abortion

'You want the Eighth repealed because of Brexit': Letters sent to Varadkar about abortion referendum

Dec 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 20,034 Views 14 Comments

This year the country voted by 66.4% to 33.6% to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal
# Highs And Lows
# Highs And Lows

Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal

Dec 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,436 Views 53 Comments

Varadkar said he regrets he was so misinformed and the government didn’t make ‘better decisions’.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Abortion services made legal in Ireland as Michael D Higgins signs Bill into law
# Free Safe Legal
# Free Safe Legal

Abortion services made legal in Ireland as Michael D Higgins signs Bill into law

Dec 20th 2018, 4:18 PM 43,907 Views 224 Comments

Hospitals will provide the services in 2019.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services
# Termination
# Termination

Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services

Dec 19th 2018, 5:00 PM 10,771 Views 54 Comments

Services are expected to begin from 1 January.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 13 December, 2018

'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad

Dec 13th 2018, 8:00 PM 20,549 Views 193 Comments

The legislation will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 10 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 21,079 Views 55 Comments

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

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 6 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 6th 2018, 8:30 PM 4,304 Views 0 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

Dec 5th 2018, 11:56 PM 46,550 Views 128 Comments

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

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

'Whatever the priest said, I went by': Here's women explaining why they voted for the Eighth Amendment back in 1983

Nov 18th 2018, 8:00 AM 6,999 Views 12 Comments

A lot has changed over the last 35 years.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 14th 2018, 8:22 AM 5,447 Views 11 Comments

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
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

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

Nov 6th 2018, 2:06 PM 18,938 Views 55 Comments

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
# Abortion Legislation
# Abortion Legislation

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

Oct 4th 2018, 4:31 PM 25,497 Views 86 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

Sep 29th 2018, 6:02 PM 39,752 Views 49 Comments

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

Large crowds as March for Choice takes place in Dublin
# Abortion Rights Campaign
# Abortion Rights Campaign

Large crowds as March for Choice takes place in Dublin

Sep 29th 2018, 4:14 PM 33,450 Views 87 Comments

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
# Opinion

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

Sep 29th 2018, 7:15 AM 8,166 Views 23 Comments

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
# Terminations
# Terminations

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

Sep 19th 2018, 3:39 PM 16,222 Views 74 Comments

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's Gone
# It's Gone

Eighth Amendment repealed as President signs referendum bill into law

Sep 18th 2018, 6:41 PM 60,889 Views 180 Comments

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?
# Fianna Fail Think-in
# Fianna Fail Think-in

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

Sep 15th 2018, 7:30 AM 16,776 Views 124 Comments

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
# Funding
# Funding

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

Jul 31st 2018, 12:47 PM 20,617 Views 73 Comments

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
# Foreign Ads
# Foreign Ads

Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections

Jul 26th 2018, 1:33 PM 5,618 Views 32 Comments

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
# The North Is Next
# The North Is Next

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

Jul 22nd 2018, 11:10 AM 9,803 Views 33 Comments

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
# Yes Vote
# Yes Vote

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

Jul 20th 2018, 4:00 PM 19,199 Views 0 Comments

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
# Terminations
# Terminations

15 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland last year

Jun 28th 2018, 6:06 PM 19,166 Views 89 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

Jun 26th 2018, 1:11 PM 25,452 Views 0 Comments

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
# Abortion Stance
# Abortion Stance

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

Jun 25th 2018, 10:24 AM 20,837 Views 75 Comments

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
# Not Returning
# Not Returning

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

Updated Jun 19th 2018, 3:00 PM 32,232 Views 101 Comments

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
# Ard Fheis

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

Updated Jun 16th 2018, 10:27 PM 37,414 Views 131 Comments

Party policy is now in favour of abortion on request.

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

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

Jun 16th 2018, 6:32 PM 71,141 Views 243 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jun 16th 2018, 10:00 AM 18,144 Views 95 Comments

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

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