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Three years after the referendum vote, just one in 10 GPs are offering abortion services
Early medical abortions are accessed by women through GPs if the pregnancy is under 10 weeks.
'You want the Eighth repealed because of Brexit': Letters sent to Varadkar about abortion referendum
This year the country voted by 66.4% to 33.6% to repeal the Eighth Amendment.
Harris hails 'significant step' as contract agreed with doctors for the provision of abortion services
The contract will be offered by the HSE to medical practitioners who express an interest in providing such services.
Moral objection or no time: Majority of GPs say they can't provide abortion services
Legislation on the provision of abortion has been debated by the Oireachtas health committee this week.
Eighth Amendment repealed as President signs referendum bill into law
It will now allow the government to legislate for abortion, which is expected to be enacted by 2019 at the latest.
'We need an accessible service': Cork doctors set up group to ensure abortion provision for all communities
Dr Mary Favier said that she expects groups like the one in Cork to be operating around the country.
'The 'No' side feel let down by people and country. Nobody understands this feeling more than us'
‘Would it be too much for No side and the Yes side to come together and use their powers and money to bring positive change that will help and support the people of Ireland?’ asks Denise Coakley.
Observers from the UK, US and Canada monitored the Eighth referendum
They raised concerns about some ballot boxes allegedly not being sealed correctly and so-called ‘family voting’.
More than 150 complaints about 'graphic' and 'false' referendum posters sent to Dublin City Council
Office workers, parents, and staff at the Rotunda Hospital submitted complaints about graphic ‘Vote No’ posters.
'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations
Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.
Police in Belfast seize abortion pills and robots from campaigners
The demonstration saw an “abortion robot” deliver abortion pills to a number of women.
The messages people left at the Savita Halappanavar mural will be digitally archived
Since Friday, flowers have been left at the bottom of the mural, along with ‘Yes’ leaflets, pens and sellotape so that people could leave notes.
Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019
The first Dáil sitting since the country voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment takes place this afternoon.
Bishop says Catholics who voted Yes have sinned and should go to confession
Meanwhile, Father Brian D’Arcy said that he “wouldn’t like to attribute sin in this manner, at all”.
Poll: Should there be Dáil sittings in the summer to pass abortion legislation?
Health Minister Simon Harris has said he’s “extremely eager” to pass abortion legislation by the autumn.
Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer
It could be in place by the end of the year.
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?
'Stepping out from under our shadows': How international media reacted to the referendum
The eyes of the world were on Ireland yesterday.
The 11 standout moments of the Eighth Referendum campaign
The campaign this year had some highlights. Here are some of them.
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.
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.
'Women in crisis pregnancy have been told take the boat... today we tell them: take our hand'
Leading political figures have reacted to what appears to be an overwhelming Yes vote.
Counting and final tallies indicate a strong Yes in Eighth Amendment referendum
Will the Eighth be repealed or retained? Find out live…
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.
Ireland goes to the polls in Eighth Amendment referendum
Counting starts at 9am tomorrow and we should have a clear indication of the result by lunchtime.
Complaints made about campaign posters located too close to polling stations
If you see a poster that’s located too close to a polling station, you can contact the returning officer at your polling station.
It's polling day: Here's everything you need to know about the next 48 hours
The chair of the Referendum Commission is urging people to “use your vote” today.
Temperatures on polling day are set to reach 23 degrees
Tomorrow is to be mainly sunny.
'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.
Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum
An investigation by and OpenDemocracy has found that at least two pro-life groups have applied for copies of the register for different local authorities.
Each side playing the blame game as fallout from the Prime Time debate no-show rolls over
Cora Sherlock has denied pulling out of last night’s Prime Time debate.
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.
How many women in Ireland request abortion pills? How safe are they? Are they illegal?
And how much will they cost if abortion is legalised in Ireland?
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.
Up to 125,000 people register to vote ahead of Eighth Amendment referendum
The National Youth Council of Ireland says new figures represent an “unprecedented surge of voter registration”.
'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.
Families of those who died in road accidents 'upset' at placing of white crosses in Donegal
A Donegal Pro-Life campaigner told that “this is our version of posters”.
Renua calls for No vote and questions the number of abortion pills used in Ireland
The party acknowledged abortion pills are a problem but said it does not have a specific policy to deal with 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’.