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#Referendum

# referendum - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Micheál Martin: 'The argument is that if we legislate for abortion we'll become like England. That's not true. This is Ireland'

Martin describes himself as pro-life, but he said as a legislator, he has to face the reality of the situation.

# referendum - Saturday 19 May, 2018

What would you like to ask the head of the Referendum Commission?

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

# referendum - Friday 18 May, 2018

'Callous and sinister' - Anger at white crosses 'symbolising a child's grave' along Letterkenny roads

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

# referendum - Thursday 17 May, 2018

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

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

Does the media influence your vote on the referendum? Have your say

TheJournal.ie is partnering with UCC and UCD psychologists in study of factors that influence voting decisions.

TFMR Ireland: 'It was difficult being talked about when we were right there in the room' 8th Ref This post contains videos

TFMR Ireland: 'It was difficult being talked about when we were right there in the room'

The group has asked not be to be left out of the campaign.

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the Eighth referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

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

# referendum - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

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

Save the 8th has rejected her claim.

Catherine Noone: Claire Byrne Live debate was 'a demeaning environment' 8th Ref This post contains videos

Catherine Noone: Claire Byrne Live debate was 'a demeaning environment'

The Senator said there was “a level of aggression” from the No side that she found difficult.

26 psychiatrists write to Simon Harris with concerns about Eighth legislation

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

# referendum - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

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

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

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

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

# referendum - Saturday 12 May, 2018

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

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

# referendum - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Micheál Martin says making up his mind on abortion has been a 'long and challenging process'

The Fianna Fáil leader said each person ‘has a personal responsibility as a citizen’ to decide where they stand on the issue.

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

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

# referendum - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'Whatever I have to do, I'll do it': Voters rush to get on the register before the 5pm cut-off

Before the deadline closed, we spoke to some prospective voters in Dublin city about why they registered today.

'I couldn't believe the injustice': Irish grandparents explain why they're voting Yes

Parents of women who had received a fatal foetal diagnosis and travelled to the UK for a termination shared their stories today.

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

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″.

# referendum - Monday 7 May, 2018

Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions 8th Amendment This post contains videos

Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions

More than 170,000 females have travelled to another country for a termination since 1980.

# referendum - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?

Will taxpayers cover the cost of abortion under the public system?

People who become Irish citizens on 21 May won't be able to vote in Eighth referendum

This is because they can only show an intention to become a citizen in the period between 8 May and polling day on 25 May.

Coveney: 'I approach the abortion issue from a pro-life perspective, but we need to end the status quo'

For the first time, the Tánaiste speaks of his family’s own personal tragedy in pregnancy.

# referendum - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote

Some 27,000 students have registered in recent months.

# referendum - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Graphic abortion posters displayed outside Rotunda again despite requests from hospital not to

The Irish Centre for Bioethical Reform conducted the displays outside the hospital today.

RTÉ to host two live debates on the Eighth

The debates will take place over the coming weeks.

# referendum - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Concerns over mystery Facebook ads claiming to offer 'unbiased facts' on Eighth Referendum

Facebook users were targeted over the weekend with advertisements directing them to a website which has since disappeared.

# referendum - Monday 30 April, 2018

In the past year, 60,000 young people turned 18 and will need to register to vote

So here’s a reminder on how to go about that.

LoveBoth says 'women can't be trusted' campaign poster is fake

LoveBoth has sought to clarify that this poster is not part of its campaign, nor was the use of the organisation’s logo or name authorised.

# referendum - Sunday 29 April, 2018

A quick runthrough of the legal terms you're going to hear in the referendum campaign

A referendum on whether to repeal or retain the Eighth Amendment will be held on 25 May.

Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate

Her name and face are known the country over. She left a mark on Ireland, its medical care and its laws.

# referendum - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Dublin City Council directs 'The Question of the Eighth' event be cancelled at literature festival

The event in question was due to be held on Monday 21 May – four days before the Eighth Amendment referendum.

# referendum - Friday 27 April, 2018

# referendum - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Mary Lou kicks off Sinn Féin's Yes campaign: 'I want my teenage daughter to grow up in a compassionate Ireland'

The Sinn Féin president called on the men and women of Ireland to vote yes in the upcoming referendum.

# referendum - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Love Both: 'We need hospice care for terminally ill babies, not abortion'

The pro-life movement today said the government should be working harder to help families of babies with life-limiting conditions.

# referendum - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'Sinn Féin is an absolute disgrace' - We spoke to the republican pro-lifers at the GPO today

The event was held by a group called Cherish All the Children Equally.