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#Eighth Amendment

# eighth-amendment - 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 236,597 Views 265 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 5,721 Views 22 Comments

We spoke live to Justice Isobel Kennedy.

Harris: Some No campaigners 'trying to take Ireland back to Dark Ages on mental health'
# Eighth Amendment Referendum
# Eighth Amendment Referendum

Harris: Some No campaigners 'trying to take Ireland back to Dark Ages on mental health'

May 21st 2018, 4:16 PM 18,515 Views 237 Comments

The Health Minister joined the Masters of Ireland’s two main maternity hospitals in calling for a Yes vote in Friday’s referendum today.

Halligan says he was barred from being confirmation sponsor because of Eighth Amendment stance
# Waterford
# Waterford

Halligan says he was barred from being confirmation sponsor because of Eighth Amendment stance

May 21st 2018, 8:13 AM 51,449 Views 205 Comments

The Bishop of Waterford said in a statement that a confirmation sponsor must be a “practising Catholic”.

Debate Room: Two lawyers on the 8th Amendment and if we should retain or repeal it
# Read Me
# Read Me

Debate Room: Two lawyers on the 8th Amendment and if we should retain or repeal it

May 21st 2018, 7:00 AM 40,643 Views 178 Comments

“Referendums can be incredibly blunt tools that force us into one of these two camps.”

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 23,366 Views 55 Comments

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

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Here's what 10 first time voters have got to say about the upcoming referendum
# Eighth Amendment
From The Daily Edge
# Eighth Amendment

Here's what 10 first time voters have got to say about the upcoming referendum

May 20th 2018, 5:00 PM 4,545 Views 8 Comments

The atmosphere in secondary schools seems to vary greatly.

'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 16,818 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 99,125 Views 372 Comments

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

# eighth-amendment - 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 9,735 Views 0 Comments

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

Here are some of the ways in which people who are too young to vote have been campaigning for the referendum
# Youth For Yes
From The Daily Edge
# Youth For Yes

Here are some of the ways in which people who are too young to vote have been campaigning for the referendum

May 19th 2018, 6:00 PM 3,254 Views 1 Comment

From Wexford to Westmeath, young people across the country have been involved.

'Our access to basic healthcare is determined by whether we can afford it, our visa status, our passport and our language'
# Together For Yes
From The Daily Edge
# Together For Yes

'Our access to basic healthcare is determined by whether we can afford it, our visa status, our passport and our language'

May 19th 2018, 8:00 AM 2,477 Views 1 Comment

Migrant women and pregnant people including asylum seekers are disproportionately affected by the 8th Amendment.

# eighth-amendment - 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 30,394 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 50,011 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 17,565 Views 346 Comments

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

Pro-life group says the 'No' on Ben Bulben was 'vandalised' and removed
# I Will Arise And Go Now
# I Will Arise And Go Now

Pro-life group says the 'No' on Ben Bulben was 'vandalised' and removed

May 18th 2018, 7:59 AM 40,664 Views 137 Comments

Pictures from this morning show only remnants of the sign remaining.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 17 May, 2018

An Taisce lodges complaint over huge 'No' sign placed on Benbulben by pro-life group
# I Will Arise And No Now
# I Will Arise And No Now

An Taisce lodges complaint over huge 'No' sign placed on Benbulben by pro-life group

May 17th 2018, 9:52 PM 153,813 Views 432 Comments

Work on the sign began at 4am this morning and it has now been completed.

Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'

May 17th 2018, 7:47 PM 27,569 Views 113 Comments

She said women need to be “placed at the centre of their own care”.

'Using the phrase 'social abortions' to try to publicly shame us is not okay'
# Choice
# Choice

'Using the phrase 'social abortions' to try to publicly shame us is not okay'

May 17th 2018, 4:22 PM 24,883 Views 224 Comments

Two women shared their abortion stories for the first time today and asked not to be shamed for their decisions.

People have been having fun with the giant No sign erected on a mountain in Sligo
# Sli-no
From The Daily Edge
# Sli-no

People have been having fun with the giant No sign erected on a mountain in Sligo

May 17th 2018, 1:03 PM 9,582 Views 7 Comments

Where there is a photo, there is photo editing software.

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the Eighth referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the Eighth referendum?

May 17th 2018, 9:57 AM 31,292 Views 252 Comments

An Irish Times poll has indicated that 17% of people are still undecided about how they’ll vote.

Opinion poll: Repeal side still leads with a week to go but it is losing support
# Referendum
# Referendum

Opinion poll: Repeal side still leads with a week to go but it is losing support

May 17th 2018, 7:26 AM 50,215 Views 382 Comments

A new Irish Times poll outs the gap between the two sides at 12 percentage points.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Catherine Noone says pro-life booklet is attempt to 'fool' voters
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Catherine Noone says pro-life booklet is attempt to 'fool' voters

May 16th 2018, 9:54 PM 30,396 Views 241 Comments

Save the 8th has rejected her claim.

26 psychiatrists write to Simon Harris with concerns about Eighth legislation
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

26 psychiatrists write to Simon Harris with concerns about Eighth legislation

May 16th 2018, 1:07 PM 23,821 Views 177 Comments

The letter states that it was misleading for the government to “continually present abortion as a form of ‘treatment’.”

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Varadkar says 14-year penalty for abortion pills could be enforced in the future if No vote prevails
# Referendum
# Referendum

Varadkar says 14-year penalty for abortion pills could be enforced in the future if No vote prevails

May 15th 2018, 5:24 PM 60,317 Views 306 Comments

The Taoiseach today ruled out the chance of a second referendum being held.

Council won't reverse cancellation of Eighth Amendment book event in spite of councillors' vote
# Literary Festival
# Literary Festival

Council won't reverse cancellation of Eighth Amendment book event in spite of councillors' vote

May 15th 2018, 12:53 PM 12,977 Views 82 Comments

The Council has said it can’t be seen to be using public funding to support either side.

Thousands of Irish women have been made 'refugees' by Eighth Amendment, says former Supreme Court justice
# Referendum
# Referendum

Thousands of Irish women have been made 'refugees' by Eighth Amendment, says former Supreme Court justice

May 15th 2018, 10:53 AM 19,552 Views 261 Comments

Lawyers for Yes has published an online database of legal professionals who are in favour of a Yes vote.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 14 May, 2018

GP who supports No vote rejects Coveney claim that 'there will be no abortion clinics in Ireland'
# Abortion Laws
# Abortion Laws

GP who supports No vote rejects Coveney claim that 'there will be no abortion clinics in Ireland'

May 14th 2018, 3:28 PM 24,518 Views 142 Comments

The Tánaiste asserted in an op-ed that “there will be no abortion clinics in Ireland”.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Q&A: Does the Eighth have to be repealed to legislate for fatal foetal abnormality cases?
# Your Questions
# Your Questions

Q&A: Does the Eighth have to be repealed to legislate for fatal foetal abnormality cases?

May 13th 2018, 10:00 PM 31,029 Views 195 Comments

The government’s legal advice and the position of the courts on the Eighth Amendment have tied the hands of legislators in the past.

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?

May 13th 2018, 8:30 AM 21,465 Views 163 Comments

Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Q&A: If the Eighth is repealed, what role would the Supreme Court play in abortion laws?
# Eighth Q And A
# Eighth Q And A

Q&A: If the Eighth is repealed, what role would the Supreme Court play in abortion laws?

May 12th 2018, 11:00 AM 11,861 Views 177 Comments

Could we see judicial interference? Constitutional expert Assistant Professor David Kenny examines the issue.

Facebook feature shows official Eighth Amendment campaign pages are being managed by accounts located abroad
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Facebook feature shows official Eighth Amendment campaign pages are being managed by accounts located abroad

May 12th 2018, 9:30 AM 27,901 Views 157 Comments

A new Facebook feature silently went live for a period yesterday showing where managers of pages are located.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 11 May, 2018

Despite self-regulation, anonymous Facebook accounts are still targeting voters with Eighth referendum ads
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Despite self-regulation, anonymous Facebook accounts are still targeting voters with Eighth referendum ads

May 11th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,377 Views 221 Comments

The issue of anonymous accounts posting ads in relation to the Eighth Amendment referendum has been raised repeatedly over the past number of weeks.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Together for Yes says its donations page was shut down by a cyber attack
# DDOS Attack
# DDOS Attack

Together for Yes says its donations page was shut down by a cyber attack

May 10th 2018, 2:35 PM 32,460 Views 199 Comments

The attack came from within Ireland and lasted for 30 minutes, the campaign group said.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Sign up to get answers to the big questions about the referendum
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Sign up to get answers to the big questions about the referendum

May 9th 2018, 7:50 PM 16,599 Views 0 Comments

Our new email newsletter will answer your questions in the run-up to the referendum.

No campaigners say Google's ban on ads is attempt to rig referendum for Yes side
# Disproportionate
# Disproportionate

No campaigners say Google's ban on ads is attempt to rig referendum for Yes side

May 9th 2018, 5:39 PM 43,268 Views 268 Comments

At a joint press conference today, No campaigners said that the move was taken out of fear the No side might win.

Google and YouTube to suspend all ads on Eighth Amendment referendum
# Adwords
# Adwords

Google and YouTube to suspend all ads on Eighth Amendment referendum

May 9th 2018, 12:43 PM 21,237 Views 189 Comments

The ban will include ads on YouTube, and will take effect from tomorrow.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

The deadline to register to vote is today, here's what you need to know
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

The deadline to register to vote is today, here's what you need to know

May 8th 2018, 1:45 PM 61,379 Views 81 Comments

It’s not too late to register but you need to get your skates on.

Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources

May 8th 2018, 1:33 PM 11,700 Views 59 Comments

Facebook said that it will not allow any ads coming from foreign sources which are deemed to be “attempting to influence the outcome of the vote on May 25″.

Pregnancy timeline: When does the heart, brain, and face form?
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Pregnancy timeline: When does the heart, brain, and face form?

May 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 138,606 Views 291 Comments

We don’t know where life begins – but here’s what we do know about what develops when during a pregnancy.