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#Eighth Amendment

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 14 April, 2018

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made
# Explainer
# Explainer

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made

Apr 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 21,226 Views 135 Comments

Over the course of three months, 22 TDs and senators questioned experts and people who had personal experiences related to the topic.

Canadian NGO sending 'observation team' to monitor Eighth Amendment referendum
# Playing Fair
# Playing Fair

Canadian NGO sending 'observation team' to monitor Eighth Amendment referendum

Apr 14th 2018, 12:05 AM 24,493 Views 236 Comments

The organisation says it wants to observe whether or not both sides “play fair”.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 13 April, 2018

Together for Yes crowdfunding appeal tops half a million euro
# Posters
# Posters

Together for Yes crowdfunding appeal tops half a million euro

Apr 13th 2018, 9:47 PM 24,646 Views 210 Comments

The group says that the money will “put posters across the country”.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 12 April, 2018

'It is completely false to say abortion will take place right up until the end of pregnancy'
# Referendum
# Referendum

'It is completely false to say abortion will take place right up until the end of pregnancy'

Apr 12th 2018, 7:54 PM 16,853 Views 198 Comments

Dr Peter Boylan met with Health Minister Simon Harris today to discuss the risk associated with taking abortion pills.

Both sides in the Eighth debate say they're making sure money isn't coming in from abroad
# Coffers
# Coffers

Both sides in the Eighth debate say they're making sure money isn't coming in from abroad

Apr 12th 2018, 12:03 AM 12,464 Views 144 Comments

Campaign financing has come into focus in recent days.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'I've been ashamed to be a doctor in this country and look women in the eye and say we can't help'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

'I've been ashamed to be a doctor in this country and look women in the eye and say we can't help'

Apr 11th 2018, 12:23 PM 42,138 Views 352 Comments

The Together for Yes campaign says the removal of the Eighth is needed to regulate the use of abortion pills.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Over €250k in 12 hours: Fundraising for Eighth Amendment campaigns takes centre stage
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Over €250k in 12 hours: Fundraising for Eighth Amendment campaigns takes centre stage

Apr 10th 2018, 9:45 PM 39,604 Views 225 Comments

Together For Yes launched a crowdfunding campaign this morning to finance posters for the upcoming referendum.

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'
# Referendum
# Referendum

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'

Apr 10th 2018, 5:30 PM 14,175 Views 165 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris stopped by Moore Street today to launch the ‘It’s Time to Talk’ referendum campaign.

Pro-life doctor says no woman has died because of the Eighth Amendment
# Abortion
# Abortion

Pro-life doctor says no woman has died because of the Eighth Amendment

Apr 10th 2018, 3:47 PM 44,406 Views 223 Comments

Professor Eamon McGuinness’ comments are at odds with previous remarks made by Dr Peter Boylan.

Marian Keyes raised over €3,000 for Together For Yes with her own Twitter drive
# Together For Yes
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# Together For Yes

Marian Keyes raised over €3,000 for Together For Yes with her own Twitter drive

Apr 10th 2018, 2:17 PM 3,858 Views 0 Comments

That’s one way to raise a few bob.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 9 April, 2018

Repeal The Eighth mural returns to Temple Bar
# Project Arts Centre
# Project Arts Centre

Repeal The Eighth mural returns to Temple Bar

Apr 9th 2018, 5:20 PM 21,918 Views 200 Comments

The artwork, by street artist Maser, was commissioned nearly two years ago.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 6 April, 2018

Both sides of referendum campaign asked not to put signs on electricity poles
# Charged Debate
# Charged Debate

Both sides of referendum campaign asked not to put signs on electricity poles

Apr 6th 2018, 11:28 AM 16,150 Views 100 Comments

ESB Networks asked campaigners in Eighth Amendment referendum to refrain from putting posters on poles for safety reasons.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'My first thought when I was raped was whether or not I was pregnant - that shouldn't be the case'
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

'My first thought when I was raped was whether or not I was pregnant - that shouldn't be the case'

Apr 5th 2018, 2:42 PM 58,075 Views 241 Comments

The Together For Yes campaign launched a position paper on the proposed legislation.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Facebook page where women tell their abortion stories deliberately sabotaged in online attack
# In Her Shoes
# In Her Shoes

Facebook page where women tell their abortion stories deliberately sabotaged in online attack

Apr 4th 2018, 4:52 PM 39,491 Views 191 Comments

In Her Shoes is a community of women who have had experiences with the Eighth Amendment.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Josepha Madigan to lead Fine Gael's campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment
# Together For Yes
# Together For Yes

Josepha Madigan to lead Fine Gael's campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment

Apr 3rd 2018, 6:14 PM 16,231 Views 192 Comments

“We have abortion here, it is just unsafe, unregulated and unlawful,” she said today.

Here's the number of abortion pills seized in Ireland in the past 10 years
# Medical Abortion
# Medical Abortion

Here's the number of abortion pills seized in Ireland in the past 10 years

Apr 3rd 2018, 12:05 AM 34,535 Views 110 Comments

“There is a risk when you buy anything from an unknown source that you simply do not know what you are getting.”

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 1 April, 2018

From 1983 to 2018: A history of the Eighth Amendment
# Reeling In The Years
# Reeling In The Years

From 1983 to 2018: A history of the Eighth Amendment

Apr 1st 2018, 9:00 PM 35,972 Views 161 Comments

Ireland will vote on the controversial Constitutional amendment in eight weeks time.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 30 March, 2018

Poll: Should social media be policed during the Eighth Amendment referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should social media be policed during the Eighth Amendment referendum?

Mar 30th 2018, 9:02 AM 17,829 Views 148 Comments

The Referendum Commission has said it plays no role in overseeing social media campaigning.

How to get ready to vote in the Eighth Amendment referendum
# Check The Register
# Check The Register

How to get ready to vote in the Eighth Amendment referendum

Mar 30th 2018, 7:45 AM 29,917 Views 137 Comments

We have everything you need to know.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'Abortion is a licence to kill'- Save the 8th launches its referendum campaign
# Referendum
# Referendum

'Abortion is a licence to kill'- Save the 8th launches its referendum campaign

Mar 29th 2018, 4:28 PM 40,872 Views 353 Comments

The campaign claimed today that it has already canvassed 300,000 homes.

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the Eighth referendum on 25 May?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the Eighth referendum on 25 May?

Mar 29th 2018, 8:38 AM 43,752 Views 203 Comments

The date was announced yesterday.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment to be held on Friday 25 May
# Abortion
# Abortion

Referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment to be held on Friday 25 May

Mar 28th 2018, 4:50 PM 57,656 Views 343 Comments

Minister Eoghan Murphy made the announcement this afternoon.

Dr Rhona Mahony joins Together for Yes repeal campaign
# Yes Master
# Yes Master

Dr Rhona Mahony joins Together for Yes repeal campaign

Mar 28th 2018, 12:49 PM 40,614 Views 214 Comments

The Master of the National Maternity Hospital outlined her support for a Yes vote today.

Here are the Senators who voted Yes and No on holding a repeal referendum
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Here are the Senators who voted Yes and No on holding a repeal referendum

Mar 28th 2018, 9:50 AM 33,938 Views 101 Comments

The vote was passed by 35 votes to 10.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional

Mar 27th 2018, 5:55 PM 32,566 Views 184 Comments

The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 26 March, 2018

Here's what the legislation could look like if the Eighth is repealed
# Abortion Laws
# Abortion Laws

Here's what the legislation could look like if the Eighth is repealed

Mar 26th 2018, 9:37 PM 20,685 Views 207 Comments

Minister Simon Harris is set to bring the general scheme of legislation to Cabinet tomorrow.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

TDs approve Eighth Amendment referendum Bill
# Abortion
# Abortion

TDs approve Eighth Amendment referendum Bill

Mar 21st 2018, 9:30 PM 31,029 Views 196 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said Ireland’s abortion law must change to help women who are currently “isolated and neglected”.

Sinn Féin TD Carol Nolan suspended after voting against abortion referendum
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Sinn Féin TD Carol Nolan suspended after voting against abortion referendum

Mar 21st 2018, 5:40 PM 44,812 Views 191 Comments

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

# eighth-amendment - Monday 19 March, 2018

Sinn Féin moves Ard Fheis forward to June to sort Eighth Amendment policy
# Horse Before Cart
# Horse Before Cart

Sinn Féin moves Ard Fheis forward to June to sort Eighth Amendment policy

Mar 19th 2018, 6:10 PM 16,495 Views 150 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said the Amendment has caused “an alphabet soup of misery”.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 18 March, 2018

How to talk to children about the Eighth Amendment referendum
# Expert Advice
# Expert Advice

How to talk to children about the Eighth Amendment referendum

Mar 18th 2018, 8:30 PM 35,484 Views 115 Comments

Irish psychologists explain how to talk to your child about the upcoming vote.

Half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

Mar 18th 2018, 1:15 PM 31,356 Views 219 Comments

A referendum on the issue is due to take place this summer.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Belfast student seeks rights for Irish citizens in Northern Ireland to be allowed vote in Eighth referendum
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Belfast student seeks rights for Irish citizens in Northern Ireland to be allowed vote in Eighth referendum

Mar 14th 2018, 7:44 PM 16,285 Views 63 Comments

The matter has been adjourned until 9 April.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Legal challenge lodged to allow people in North vote in Eighth Amendment referendum
# High Court
# High Court

Legal challenge lodged to allow people in North vote in Eighth Amendment referendum

Mar 13th 2018, 9:37 PM 19,746 Views 78 Comments

A Belfast law firm said the issue is “a matter of national importance”.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Thousands march in Dublin calling for Eighth Amendment to be retained
# Save The Eighth
# Save The Eighth

Thousands march in Dublin calling for Eighth Amendment to be retained

Mar 10th 2018, 4:40 PM 47,467 Views 396 Comments

Organisers said the rally would be the “biggest of the campaign” urging people to vote no in the upcoming referendum.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 9 March, 2018

Minister establishes Referendum Commission for Eighth Amendment referendum
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Minister establishes Referendum Commission for Eighth Amendment referendum

Mar 9th 2018, 10:25 PM 30,396 Views 248 Comments

Earlier, Simon Harris outlined details of a policy paper on the proposed abortion legislation.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Name the date': Large crowd takes part in March for Repeal in Dublin city centre
# Eighth Referendum
# Eighth Referendum

'Name the date': Large crowd takes part in March for Repeal in Dublin city centre

Mar 8th 2018, 8:13 PM 22,562 Views 89 Comments

The march was organised by the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.

Government releases wording of what will replace the Eighth Amendment if referendum passes
# Abortion
# Abortion

Government releases wording of what will replace the Eighth Amendment if referendum passes

Mar 8th 2018, 12:34 PM 31,185 Views 211 Comments

The date has not yet been announced.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Taoiseach wants Dáil to sit on Friday to ensure May abortion referendum date isn't jeopardised
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Taoiseach wants Dáil to sit on Friday to ensure May abortion referendum date isn't jeopardised

Mar 6th 2018, 7:01 PM 10,503 Views 36 Comments

A special Cabinet meeting is due to be held tomorrow or Thursday.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears

Feb 21st 2018, 4:27 PM 24,074 Views 0 Comments

A landmark Supreme Court appeal hearing is under way which is expected to have crucial ramifications for the pending referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 18 February, 2018

About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks

Feb 18th 2018, 6:00 PM 32,413 Views 381 Comments

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she isn’t sure if the referendum will pass.