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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Repeal

Last year
# Savita Halappanavar
Online archive of messages left at Savita mural expected to be accessible by 2023
Online record of over 1,200 messages will be part of Archiving Reproductive Health project.
All time
# termination of pregnancy
6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment
These are the first official figures published since Ireland’s liberalised abortion laws came into effect from 1 January 2019.
# Abortion Law
Irish Bishops say people who voted for repeal 'may not be entirely happy with their choice’ one year on
Today marks exactly one year since the result of the referendum was announced
# Rights Today
Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s'
A new report said some leaders are using “bully tactics” to “demonise and persecute” vulnerable people.
# gone
Peadar Tóibín resigns from Sinn Féin and hints about setting up a new party
The TD was suspended from the party for six months because he voted against the abortion legislation in the Dáil.
# Eighth Amendment
'The deepest respect': Emma Watson pays tribute to Savita Halappanavar
She paid tribute to her in a letter published in Porter magazine.
# Abortion Rights Campaign
Large crowds as March for Choice takes place in Dublin
This was the seventh annual March for Choice and the first since the Eighth Amendment was removed from the Constitution.
# Caitlin Moran
'Ireland is the champion of progress at the moment, it's beating everyone else hands down'
Columnist and author Caitlin Moran gives her view on Ireland post-Eighth referendum, and on what it means to be famous.
# On the Basis of Sex
Your Repeal fire will be reignited watching Felicity Jones play ultra-feminist Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Notorious RBG is coming to a screen near you.
Campaigning for Repeal: 'My hijab made me a target. My brown skin made me a target'
Now I see why so few other Muslim girls chose to voice opinions about the referendum, writes Somaya Mahmud.
Ruth Coppinger: No Leo, this wasn't a 'quiet revolution'
It was the active involvement of tens of thousands on the ground in the referendum campaign – a social and political movement in itself – that was critical to the resounding win, writes Ruth Coppinger.
# Circle of Life
This dog being held up like Simba became a star of Dublin Castle during yesterday's celebrations
A symbol of hope and cuteness.
# What A Day
16 touching moments from this historic day in Ireland
It’s been emotional.
# out out
Will you be out celebrating the referendum results this evening?
Done and dusted.
# 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.
# 8th amendment
'Please come home Mam, I'm in agony': Parents of women who had crisis pregnancies urge Yes vote
Elaine Bedford spoke about her daughter’s experience taking abortion pills last year.
Vincent Browne: Let’s cease demanding more of women than we would dare demand of men
Writing in, Vincent Browne argues for a Yes vote on Friday.
# Eighth Amendment
Here's what 10 first time voters have got to say about the upcoming referendum
The atmosphere in secondary schools seems to vary greatly.
# youth for yes
Here are some of the ways in which people who are too young to vote have been campaigning for the referendum
From Wexford to Westmeath, young people across the country have been involved.
# 1983 Referendum
Two Irish women told us what it was like being students during the 1983 Referendum
One voted for, one voted against the Amendment. How will they vote this time?
# the eighth amendment
People weren't impressed with the behaviour of the audience on Claire Byrne's live referendum debate
There was heckling, laughter, whooping and abuse from audience members during the debate.
# Who Needs Your Yes
#WhoNeedsYourYes: People on Twitter are explaining who their Yes vote will honour
So poignant.
# together for yes
Broke or time poor? You can help Together for Yes by doing this one tiny thing
Seriously, this will make a massive difference
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.
# Repeal
RuPaul's Drag Race star Sharon Needles gave a shout-out to the repeal movement during her Dublin gig
The performer has been vocal about the Eighth Amendment in the past.
# Repeal
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.
# factcheck
Explainer: Here's what the proposed legislation says about abortion up to six months
New billboards launched this week have raised questions about access to terminations after 12 weeks if the Eighth Amendment is repealed.
# alternatives
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.
# Men4Yes
Why we need more male sports stars to come out in support of Together For Yes
We need more men like Richie Sadlier and Eamon McGee to step up.
# mural
'Tell me what's offensive about this': Ruth Coppinger holds up Repeal sign in Dáil chamber
Coppinger held up the poster while asking the Taoiseach about the removal of a Repeal mural outside Dublin city’s Project Arts Centre.
'You can't paint over a movement': Repeal mural removed from Temple Bar (again)
The Charities Regulator has defended its decision to say the Project Arts Centre could lose its charitable status if the mural remained.
# reported
'An attempt to suppress democracy': Removal of Labour's referendum posters reported to gardaí
A member of the public sent a video of people removing the Yes posters in Limerick city to Jan O’Sullivan TD.
# Referendum
Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?
Get yourself up to speed.
# In Her Shoes
Watch this 10 minute film that RTÉ can't broadcast until after the Referendum
It’s the visual accompaniment to ‘In Her Shoes’.
# michelle visage
Michelle Visage urged men to get involved with the upcoming referendum on abortion while she was speaking in Limerick
“At the end of the day, guys, we need your vote.”
# Eighth Amendment
Minister establishes Referendum Commission for Eighth Amendment referendum
Earlier, Simon Harris outlined details of a policy paper on the proposed abortion legislation.
# eighth referendum
'Name the date': Large crowd takes part in March for Repeal in Dublin city centre
The march was organised by the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.
# Amnesty International
Amnesty launches case challenging standards watchdog's order that it return €137,000
The money was donated to the group in order to fund activities around the Eighth Amendment.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment?
The government has agreed to hold a referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment.
# the eighth
Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws
Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Varadkar said he was in favour of changing Ireland’s abortion laws.