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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Eighth Amendment

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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?
Sinn Féin members will vote on a motion that will allow members to vote in accordance with their conscience today.
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.
A petition to 'abolish abortion' in Ireland will be discussed in the Oireachtas
It is one of three petitions up for discussions.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations
Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.
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.
'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 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.
GPs who refuse to refer on patients seeking an abortion will need to respect 'law of the land'
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
“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
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
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
Not everyone understood the joke immediately.
British journalist Rachel Johnson apologises for 'moronic' tweet about Irish vote
Johnson said that she ‘fecked up’.
GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result
Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.
Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result
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 said the legislation must be enacted as quickly as possible.
Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer
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?
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
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
Voters across Roscommon have been talking to each other, finally, about previously “taboo subjects”.
The 11 standout moments of the Eighth Referendum campaign
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
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
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'
It’s a very new day and a very new dawn for Ireland.
Tears, relief and pride: A day in the RDS count centre
We spoke to people on both sides of the campaign as the results were counted at the RDS centre yesterday.
Yes celebrates huge victory after massive vote to repeal
The official announcement was made just after 6.10 pm this evening.
The turnout for the Eighth referendum is higher than the same-sex marriage vote
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
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)
The Eighth Amendment has been repealed.