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#Referendum

# referendum - Monday 28 May, 2018

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

Johnson said that she ‘fecked up’.

# referendum - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Poll: Do you expect abortion legislation to be enacted in Ireland before the end of 2018? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

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.

# referendum - Saturday 26 May, 2018

The results are in and the country has voted YES - Here's what happens now

The final results have just been announced, with the Yes side securing the majority vote.

'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.

AS IT HAPPENED: Yes celebrates huge victory after massive vote to repeal Repealed This post contains videos

AS IT HAPPENED: Yes celebrates huge victory after massive vote to repeal

The official announcement was made just after 6.10 pm this evening.

Analysis: Six reasons why Ireland was a landslide Yes for repeal

The country has voted to abolish the Eighth Amendment.

From The Daily Edge 16 touching moments from this historic day in Ireland What A Day

16 touching moments from this historic day in Ireland

It’s been emotional.

14 constituencies see Yes votes of over 70%, Donegal the only county to say No (but only just)

The Eighth Amendment has been repealed.

It's Yes: Ireland has voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment

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

Poll: What had the biggest influence on your vote? Eighth Amendment This post contains a poll

Poll: What had the biggest influence on your vote?

In an RTE poll, most people said that they didn’t decide how they would vote during the referendum campaign.

AS IT HAPPENED: Counting and final tallies indicate a strong Yes in Eighth Amendment referendum

Will the Eighth be repealed or retained? Find out live…

Most Irish people think referendum posters should be banned

There’s no authority in Ireland to police the claims made on referendum posters.

The country has voted in the Eighth Amendment referendum - Here's what to expect from the day

With all the votes cast, all that’s left is to count them.

# referendum - Friday 25 May, 2018

Dublin Castle courtyard will be open to the public tomorrow ... but don't expect any big screens

In 2015, large crowds congregated in the space for the Marriage Equality count results.

Referendum day: The world's media watches as Ireland goes to the polls

A number of international media have flown to Ireland for today’s referendum.

Wicklow Council tells woman she can't vote today due to an 'administrative error'

The woman sent in all relevant documents by the deadline, but the council said she could not be added to the supplementary register.

# referendum - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Meet the man who's been collecting referendum leaflets since 1983 The 8th This post contains videos

Meet the man who's been collecting referendum leaflets since 1983

Alan Kinsella’s archive dates back almost four decades – and it’s still growing.

Here's your guide to voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum

What time do polling stations close at? What will the ballot paper say?

This is why you're still seeing referendum ads online

Google said that it was blocking ads – but Google isn’t the only way for campaigns to place ads online.

'No' side say proposals too extreme, while 'Yes' calls this a 'once-in-a-generation' chance

Both sides held their last press events on the eve of the Eighth Amendment referendum.

Leo Varadkar: 'I find it difficult to contemplate there being a No vote'

The Taoiseach said opinion polls have been wrong in the past.

RTÉ to announce result of Eighth Referendum exit poll on tomorrow's Late Late Show

The exit poll will interview 3,000 people immediately after they have voted.

Don't be confused at the ballot box - you're voting on the 36th Amendment tomorrow

The Eighth Amendment won’t be mentioned on the ballot paper.

'A defining moment for our generation': Why emigrants are coming home to vote From Kenya To Kerry This post contains videos

'A defining moment for our generation': Why emigrants are coming home to vote

Thousands of Irish people are coming #HomeToVote in tomorrow’s referendum.

# referendum - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

From The Daily Edge A story for each of the 12 Irish women who will have an abortion today In Her Shoes

A story for each of the 12 Irish women who will have an abortion today

Every day, 12 women across Ireland make this decision for incredible varying and complex reasons.

From The Daily Edge 'You have to examine your conscience': What tipped the scales for someone who voted for the 8th in 1983? Tipping The Scales

'You have to examine your conscience': What tipped the scales for someone who voted for the 8th in 1983?

“I gave a lot of thought to this referendum.”

'G'wan Mary Lou!' - Sinn Féin's leader is a hit on the canvass but insists it's no election dry run

McDonald says her first campaign as leader is not practice for a general election.

From The Daily Edge 24 emotional #HomeToVote tweets by people coming back to Ireland from every corner of the globe Home To Vote

24 emotional #HomeToVote tweets by people coming back to Ireland from every corner of the globe

This country is definitely at its best when it’s time to come #HomeToVote

Taoiseach asks employers to be 'flexible' on Friday so staff can get home to vote

Varadkar said some people have to make long journeys home to vote.

Poll: Have you decided how you will vote on Friday? Time To Vote This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you decided how you will vote on Friday?

Opinion polls on Sunday indicated that 14%-17% of people are still undecided about how they’ll vote.

Giant 'No' sign removed from Dublin Mountains, says pro-life group

The sign was taken down after the land owner received a number of concerned calls.

Nora Owen says she was 'confronted' and 'attacked' in Leinster House during the 1980s abortion debate

Fine Gael women who served as politicians in 1983 joined female politicians from the current Dáil to discuss the Eighth Amendment.

# referendum - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'

John Halligan has appealed to men, in particular, to back the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

FactCheck: Is Ireland's proposed abortion legislation more extreme than British law?

We take a look at a recent claim made about this.

Doctor who led inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death calls for Yes vote 'for women’s health and rights'

He also refuted claims that sepsis was the only cause of her death.

Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future?

Many of our readers had questions about the legislative process, and trusting politicians.

# referendum - Monday 21 May, 2018

Vincent Browne: Let’s cease demanding more of women than we would dare demand of men

Writing in TheJournal.ie, Vincent Browne argues for a Yes vote on Friday.

From The Daily Edge How has the referendum changed the public's interpretation of 'The Influencer?' Influencers

How has the referendum changed the public's interpretation of 'The Influencer?'

“Some people think it’s easier to say nothing rather than lose followers. But why act like a wallflower in certain situations?”

# referendum - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote

Savita Halappanavar died on 28 October 2012 at University Hospital Galway.