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#Eighth Amendment

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 18 February, 2018

The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum
# The Unborn
# The Unborn

The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum

Feb 18th 2018, 8:25 AM 33,308 Views 166 Comments

A ruling by the High Court in 2016 found that references to the “unborn” in the Constitution meant an unborn child.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 12 February, 2018

Amnesty launches case challenging standards watchdog's order that it return €137,000
# Amnesty International
# Amnesty International

Amnesty launches case challenging standards watchdog's order that it return €137,000

Feb 12th 2018, 4:47 PM 7,872 Views 0 Comments

The money was donated to the group in order to fund activities around the Eighth Amendment.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 10 February, 2018

'I trust women': Sinn Féin says it will be 'knocking on doors' to repeal the Eighth Amendment
# Abortion Referendum
# Abortion Referendum

'I trust women': Sinn Féin says it will be 'knocking on doors' to repeal the Eighth Amendment

Feb 10th 2018, 5:45 PM 14,794 Views 129 Comments

Sinn Féin’s new leader Mary Lou McDonald said the current situation cannot be tolerated.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says

Feb 6th 2018, 9:45 AM 16,302 Views 329 Comments

The government has said it wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 5 February, 2018

Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services
# Unwanted Pregnancy
# Unwanted Pregnancy

Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services

Feb 5th 2018, 10:52 PM 22,460 Views 95 Comments

The government wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'

Feb 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 29,223 Views 93 Comments

The organisation is seeking legal advice about an ongoing dispute over a €137,000 grant it received.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

This is the advice that convinced the Cabinet to seek the 'repeal and replace' option
# Abortion Referendum
# Abortion Referendum

This is the advice that convinced the Cabinet to seek the 'repeal and replace' option

Jan 30th 2018, 6:31 PM 16,026 Views 110 Comments

A summary of the Attorney General’s advice has been published.

Poll: Will you vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment?

Jan 30th 2018, 8:33 AM 85,737 Views 644 Comments

The government has agreed to hold a referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 29 January, 2018

'We’re asking people to trust women': Repeal referendum to be held before the end of May
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

'We’re asking people to trust women': Repeal referendum to be held before the end of May

Jan 29th 2018, 10:35 PM 30,254 Views 264 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar also confirmed that he would be campaigning for repeal.

Marathon Cabinet meeting on abortion comes to an end after four hours
# Delayed
# Delayed

Marathon Cabinet meeting on abortion comes to an end after four hours

Jan 29th 2018, 8:50 PM 29,549 Views 270 Comments

Several cabinet members have yet to publicly state their stances on the referendum.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 26 January, 2018

Over half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment and abortion up to 12 weeks
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Over half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment and abortion up to 12 weeks

Jan 26th 2018, 7:42 AM 18,795 Views 352 Comments

56% of voters said they would vote in favour of changing the Constitution.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 25 January, 2018

'It breaks my heart that my daughter might think she only exists because terminations were forbidden'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'It breaks my heart that my daughter might think she only exists because terminations were forbidden'

Jan 25th 2018, 7:59 AM 243,028 Views 308 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha says the Eighth Amendment did not save his daughter’s life and people with Down Syndrome should not be used in the pro-life campaign.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Charity's warning ahead of referendum: 'Stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome'
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Charity's warning ahead of referendum: 'Stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome'

Jan 24th 2018, 8:21 AM 26,925 Views 204 Comments

Down Syndrome Ireland said use of images could cause stress for parents.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 19 January, 2018

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed'
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed'

Jan 19th 2018, 7:01 PM 11,859 Views 250 Comments

However, the Taoiseach didn’t confirm if he wants the Eighth Amendment to be repealed.

'There are two views in the party': Fianna Fáil split after Micheál Martin says he supports repeal
# DIVIDED PARTY
# DIVIDED PARTY

'There are two views in the party': Fianna Fáil split after Micheál Martin says he supports repeal

Jan 19th 2018, 3:40 PM 16,631 Views 115 Comments

The Carlow–Kilkenny TD said there is a large contingency within the party that did not agree with its leader.

Repeal-supporting Micheál Martin doesn't think he's out of step with his own party
# Repeal The 8th
# Repeal The 8th

Repeal-supporting Micheál Martin doesn't think he's out of step with his own party

Jan 19th 2018, 9:53 AM 12,770 Views 128 Comments

Martin says his party’s TDs are free to hold their own views.

Poll: Will politicians affect how you vote on a repeal referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will politicians affect how you vote on a repeal referendum?

Jan 19th 2018, 9:10 AM 24,123 Views 116 Comments

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has endorsed the removal of the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind
# Change Of Heart
# Change Of Heart

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind

Jan 18th 2018, 4:35 PM 76,608 Views 286 Comments

Micheál Martin became the first of the two largest parties’ leaders to endorse the removal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

As it happened: TDs share their views on Ireland's abortion laws
# Eighth Debate
# Eighth Debate

As it happened: TDs share their views on Ireland's abortion laws

Jan 18th 2018, 2:06 PM 7,572 Views 50 Comments

The debate on the Eighth Amendment commmitte’s report continues.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Simon Harris opens abortion debates by listing counties of women who travelled for abortions
# The Eighth Debate
# The Eighth Debate

Simon Harris opens abortion debates by listing counties of women who travelled for abortions

Jan 17th 2018, 8:50 PM 25,720 Views 210 Comments

It was the first of two days of debate.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Taoiseach to make his own views known on abortion in a 'couple of weeks'
# Mixed Messages
# Mixed Messages

Taoiseach to make his own views known on abortion in a 'couple of weeks'

Jan 16th 2018, 7:45 PM 19,209 Views 236 Comments

The were calls for the Taoiseach to put his views on abortion on the record today.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 15 January, 2018

'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion

Jan 15th 2018, 7:28 PM 9,564 Views 169 Comments

A two-day debate on the abortion issue kicks off on Wednesday.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Leo Varadkar still won't say how he'll campaign in an abortion referendum
# Repeal Or No Repeal
# Repeal Or No Repeal

Leo Varadkar still won't say how he'll campaign in an abortion referendum

Jan 10th 2018, 3:43 PM 12,109 Views 257 Comments

The Taoiseach says, however, that his Cabinet wants a referendum to take place.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Archbishop Eamon Martin: 'Abortion ends the human life of an unborn girl or boy'
# Eamon Martin
# Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin: 'Abortion ends the human life of an unborn girl or boy'

Jan 7th 2018, 2:10 PM 18,212 Views 568 Comments

Martin wants followers to convince others to fight a repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?
# Women's Christmas
# Women's Christmas

Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?

Jan 6th 2018, 6:30 AM 36,322 Views 21 Comments

Events are taking place to celebrate the contribution of women to society.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 5 January, 2018

A group of Irish Simpsons fans is selling merch inspired by the show to raise funds for the Coalition to Repeal the 8th
# Worst Amendement Ever
From The Daily Edge
# Worst Amendement Ever

A group of Irish Simpsons fans is selling merch inspired by the show to raise funds for the Coalition to Repeal the 8th

Jan 5th 2018, 4:29 PM 7,035 Views 8 Comments

“Can I borrow a repealing?

# eighth-amendment - Monday 25 December, 2017

Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach
# Autograph Requests
# Autograph Requests

Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach

Dec 25th 2017, 2:00 PM 16,420 Views 41 Comments

People wanted to talk to Varadkar about the Pride Parade, the Eighth Amendment and the cost of rent.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Open Society says Sipo may have relied on stolen documents to make Amnesty donation decision
# Donation
# Donation

Open Society says Sipo may have relied on stolen documents to make Amnesty donation decision

Dec 21st 2017, 4:28 PM 8,806 Views 58 Comments

Sipo has ordered Amnesty to return the €137,000 donation it received from Open Society.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

'Once the debate starts. Once the referendum campaign kicks off, it's open season'
# Start Your Engines
# Start Your Engines

'Once the debate starts. Once the referendum campaign kicks off, it's open season'

Dec 20th 2017, 7:03 PM 14,377 Views 301 Comments

It’s almost time for the abortion debate to be in the hands of the Irish public.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Legal abortion in cases of rape would be a 'GP-led service' under draft proposals
# Referendum
# Referendum

Legal abortion in cases of rape would be a 'GP-led service' under draft proposals

Dec 14th 2017, 7:15 PM 10,223 Views 153 Comments

Cases of rape would follow the same rules as the proposed 12 week limit.

'We have further to go': Why three Sinn Féin politicians abstained in an Eighth Committee vote
# Abortion
# Abortion

'We have further to go': Why three Sinn Féin politicians abstained in an Eighth Committee vote

Dec 14th 2017, 2:16 PM 17,139 Views 78 Comments

Louise O’Reilly said the motion to allow unrestricted access to a termination up to 12 weeks went “slightly beyond party policy”.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

As it happened: TDs and Senators vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment
Live Dec 13th 2017, 7:10 PM

As it happened: TDs and Senators vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

Eighth Amendment committee to vote on repealing the Eighth today
# Abortion Laws
# Abortion Laws

Eighth Amendment committee to vote on repealing the Eighth today

Dec 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 6,419 Views 51 Comments

After the vote, the committee will begin drafting a report on its recommendations.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll

Dec 9th 2017, 10:31 AM 15,672 Views 349 Comments

A referendum is set to be held on the issue next year.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal
Live Dec 6th 2017, 4:13 PM

As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 30 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'
Live Nov 30th 2017, 7:35 PM

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Eighth Amendment Committee to decide on repeal or no repeal on 13 December
Live Nov 29th 2017, 6:20 PM

Eighth Amendment Committee to decide on repeal or no repeal on 13 December

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 23 November, 2017

As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision'
Live Nov 23rd 2017, 6:30 PM

As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision'

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'
Live Nov 22nd 2017, 7:43 PM

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'
Live Nov 15th 2017, 7:15 PM

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'