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# the eighth amendment
'It's archaic': Request to collect more data on women who seek abortions heavily defeated in Dáil
“What’s the ethnicity about? Is that to find out if we have immigrants in this country who avail of health services as women?”
# A new Ireland
'We watched Ireland rip off one of the chains that tied us to the country that succeeded in shutting women up'
Saturday brought an end to the idea that Irish people are conservative.
# #IVotedYes
#IVotedYes is trending and is packed with some incredibly uplifting tweets
Whoever held the Stena Line ferry is a hero.
# home to vote
'I feel morally obliged to come home to vote. I couldn't bear the stress and guilt I would feel if I hadn't'
What is motivating the people coming home to vote and those sponsoring them?
# Not again
8 things you should do instead of watching another abortion debate tonight
It’s never too late to figure out what GDPR is.
# the eighth amendment
'I realised she didn’t want me to get pregnant because that would impact me so much with chemo'
How does it feel to go through cancer treatment when you could potentially get pregnant?
# 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.
# Eighth Amendment
Pregnancy timeline: When does the heart, brain, and face form?
We don’t know where life begins – but here’s what we do know about what develops when during a pregnancy.
# Bad timing
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.
# legalese
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.
# Abortion
GAA responds to Save the 8th launch and says it has 'no position' on elections or referenda
It comes after a group of GAA athletes called for a No vote in the upcoming referendum.
# five weeks to go
Nearly half of people in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment, latest poll finds
One in five people, meanwhile, have said that they are not sure how they’re going to vote.
# together for yes
Pro-choice campaigners say they will 'of course' accept result of referendum
Campaign group Together For Yes was launched in Dublin today.
# the eighth amendment
TV and radio stations warned using stopwatch can 'straitjacket' referendum debates
“When somebody is brought into the studio, the instinct is ‘I must bring somebody with the other viewpoint into the studio as well’. That’s not the case.”
# Supreme Court
What the 'unborn' ruling means for the Eighth Amendment referendum
Yesterday, the Supreme Court clarified that the unborn does not have constitutional rights outside of the Eighth Amendment.
# the eighth referendum
Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution
The Taoiseach had previously halted publishing the draft legislation for the Eighth referendum pending the ruling.
# the eighth
Abortion referendum proposed for May, but 12-week law goes too far for Coveney
During the four-hour long special meeting on the issue there was division on the question of unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks.
# 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.
# the eighth amendment
'This is a time for political courage not political cowardice' - Zappone calls for leadership on the Eighth
Zappone made reference to those, including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who have not spoken.
# framed and all
Members of Eighth Amendment Committee receive letter warning of 'excommunication'
Senator Lynn Ruane said she’d never seen that level of detail in a package sent to her office before.
# the eighth amendment
Politicians are about to get down to the business of scoping out an abortion referendum
The Committee on the Eighth Amendment meets formally for the first time this week.
Voices
'As the first TD to speak about my abortion, I hope to dispel the shame'
I’m delighted to have the chance to explain why I’m so passionate about repealing the Eighth Amendment, writes Brid Smith.
# their own words
Citizens' Assembly - here's what individual members said about the Eighth Amendment
The personal opinions of the members of the Citizens’ Assembly directly influenced five additional recommendations.
# the eighth amendment
Rights groups hit out after Micheál Martin declines to say if he supports abortion in cases of rape
TFMR Ireland called on Martin to “give us honest, complete answers” in relation to his stance on abortion.
# Citizens Assembly
Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year
The Citizens’ Assembly has made recommended sweeping changes be implemented regarding Ireland’s abortion laws.
# Fathers4Justice
'It's about parental equality': Citizens' Assembly will not hear from fathers' group
The group argues the future of an embryo or a child should be a collaborative decision.
# Your Say
Poll: Should independent ministers be given a free vote on the Repeal the Eighth bill?
Health Minister Simon Harris is hoping a technical counter-motion will be a good enough compromise for independent TDs.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators?
A number of TDs wore Repeal jumpers in the chamber last month.
# the eighth amendment
Pictures: Thousands throng Dublin city centre for pro choice rally
Demonstrations took place in major cities across Europe in solidarity with the Dublin march.
# two women travel
Health Minister thanks two women who live-tweeted their abortion journey
Simon Harris took the somewhat surprising action of thanking the two women directly.