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#Eighth Amendment

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

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

Updated Jun 14th 2018, 4:40 PM 12,481 Views 70 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 12th 2018, 9:39 PM 27,595 Views 108 Comments

It is one of three petitions up for discussions.

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

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

Jun 11th 2018, 7:44 AM 26,290 Views 108 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 9,920 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Jun 9th 2018, 4:22 PM 24,976 Views 84 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 108,910 Views 110 Comments

‘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.

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

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

Jun 2nd 2018, 8:45 PM 43,539 Views 51 Comments

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
# What They Saw
# What They Saw

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

Jun 2nd 2018, 6:00 PM 37,076 Views 77 Comments

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
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

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

Jun 2nd 2018, 12:05 AM 24,492 Views 152 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 1st 2018, 9:04 PM 84,498 Views 121 Comments

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

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

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

May 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 43,836 Views 67 Comments

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.

'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 16,780 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 38,570 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 11,217 Views 149 Comments

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
# Referendum Debate
# Referendum Debate

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

May 29th 2018, 1:49 PM 48,766 Views 88 Comments

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'
# 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 36,934 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 48,050 Views 210 Comments

The Cabinet is discussing the planned passage of the legislation this morning.

'The No side wasn't offering solutions to the hard cases' - Undecideds explain why they voted Yes
# Off The Fence
# Off The Fence

'The No side wasn't offering solutions to the hard cases' - Undecideds explain why they voted Yes

May 29th 2018, 6:15 AM 28,487 Views 154 Comments

“I’m not a fan of abortion, but I was even less of a fan of the Eighth Amendment.”

'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 33,568 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 122,225 Views 620 Comments

Meanwhile, Father Brian D’Arcy said that he “wouldn’t like to attribute sin in this manner, at all”.

After Eight responded to becoming the unofficial snack of the referendum celebrations
# After 8th
From The Daily Edge
# After 8th

After Eight responded to becoming the unofficial snack of the referendum celebrations

May 28th 2018, 10:11 AM 11,431 Views 5 Comments

Not everyone understood the joke immediately.

British journalist Rachel Johnson apologises for 'moronic' tweet about Irish vote
# The Mainland
# The Mainland

British journalist Rachel Johnson apologises for 'moronic' tweet about Irish vote

May 28th 2018, 10:00 AM 101,793 Views 79 Comments

Johnson said that she ‘fecked up’.

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 26,716 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 49,366 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 18,843 Views 64 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 23,184 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 28,117 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 25,349 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 17,134 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 34,120 Views 63 Comments

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

There was talk that Dublin Castle would be muted. That is not what happened
# Dublin Castle
# Dublin Castle

There was talk that Dublin Castle would be muted. That is not what happened

May 27th 2018, 6:30 AM 45,015 Views 148 Comments

There was talk that there would be a much more muted, sombre celebration at this referendum result. But how wrong people were.

'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 78,162 Views 165 Comments

A number of outlets reported the significance of the result ahead of Pope Francis’ visit in August.

'Ireland in 2018 is not just a post-Catholic country, it's a pro-choice country'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland in 2018 is not just a post-Catholic country, it's a pro-choice country'

May 26th 2018, 9:00 PM 26,604 Views 51 Comments

It’s a very new day and a very new dawn for Ireland.

Tears, relief and pride: A day in the RDS count centre
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Tears, relief and pride: A day in the RDS count centre

May 26th 2018, 8:00 PM 13,325 Views 76 Comments

We spoke to people on both sides of the campaign as the results were counted at the RDS centre yesterday.

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 18,219 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 34,310 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 27,631 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 42,184 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 78,835 Views 155 Comments

More than two million votes were cast, making it one of the highest turnouts in the history of the State.