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Pro-life group says the 'No' on Ben Bulben was 'vandalised' and removed
Pictures from this morning show only remnants of the sign remaining.
An Taisce lodges complaint over huge 'No' sign placed on Benbulben by pro-life group
Work on the sign began at 4am this morning and it has now been completed.
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”.
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.
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'
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’.”
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.
McGrath accuses Taoiseach of lobbying for ban on online referendum adverts
The No side said earlier this week that the government had a hand in lobbying for the Google decision to ban all adverts.
Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?
Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.
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.
Bishop suggests that abortion after rape is 'sometimes far worse' than rape itself
The Bishop of Ossory Dr Dermot Farrell expressed concerns that if the Eighth was repealed “it would be difficult to restrict”.
The new head of the GP union is younger than Simon Harris - and has a big battle on his hands
Ireland’s newest doctors are fleeing the country – but the latest head of Ireland’s GP union, the NAGP, Maitiú Ó Tuathail is only 29.
Together for Yes says its donations page was shut down by a cyber attack
The attack came from within Ireland and lasted for 30 minutes, the campaign group said.
'I was nine weeks pregnant when I took an abortion pill - after staring at it for hours'
“I was in a very bad situation where continuing a pregnancy just wasn’t possible, health wise or financially.”
Sign up to get answers to the big questions about the referendum
Our new email newsletter will answer your questions in the run-up to the referendum.
Google and YouTube to suspend all ads on Eighth Amendment referendum
The ban will include ads on YouTube, and will take effect from tomorrow.
'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.
Harris says graphic posters hung outside his constituency office are upsetting to him and his family
The posters do not comply with electoral legislation.
The deadline to register to vote is today, here's what you need to know
It’s not too late to register but you need to get your skates on.
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″.
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.
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.
8 out of 10 voters in this area backed the Eighth Amendment in '83. We went to talk to locals this week
How are the campaigns shaping up in traditionally conservative Roscommon and east Mayo?
Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?
Will taxpayers cover the cost of abortion under the public system?
Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote
Some 27,000 students have registered in recent months.
'The nurses asked how we planned to keep him cold. This wasn't something we were prepared for'
Things need to change in Ireland though; I don’t want any other people to have to go through what we did.
Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?
The use of abortion pills and pregnancy as a result of rape impacted the decision.
Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain?
It depends on a number of factors, including how far along the pregnancy is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maser's Repeal the 8th mural is back up in Temple Bar (and it won’t come down this time)
Only this week it was removed from another wall in the area.
'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.
'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.
Most Irish people would rather campaign posters were banned in the run up to the referendum
Things are getting tense in the build-up to the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, and many people would rather there were no campaign posters at all.
'Giving the facts': RefCom has published its information booklet on the upcoming vote
The booklet will be delivered to 2.2 million homes.