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# the-eighth - Friday 18 May, 2018

Pro-life group says the 'No' on Ben Bulben was 'vandalised' and removed
# I Will Arise And Go Now
# I Will Arise And Go Now

Pro-life group says the 'No' on Ben Bulben was 'vandalised' and removed

May 18th 2018, 7:59 AM 40,672 Views 136 Comments

Pictures from this morning show only remnants of the sign remaining.

# the-eighth - Thursday 17 May, 2018

An Taisce lodges complaint over huge 'No' sign placed on Benbulben by pro-life group
# I Will Arise And No Now
# I Will Arise And No Now

An Taisce lodges complaint over huge 'No' sign placed on Benbulben by pro-life group

May 17th 2018, 9:52 PM 153,822 Views 432 Comments

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'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

May 17th 2018, 7:47 PM 27,572 Views 128 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

Opinion poll: Repeal side still leads with a week to go but it is losing support

May 17th 2018, 7:26 AM 50,216 Views 383 Comments

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

# the-eighth - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

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

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

May 16th 2018, 9:54 PM 30,398 Views 241 Comments

Save the 8th has rejected her claim.

Catherine Noone: Claire Byrne Live debate was 'a demeaning environment'
# 8th Ref
# 8th Ref

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

May 16th 2018, 1:38 PM 36,220 Views 231 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

26 psychiatrists write to Simon Harris with concerns about Eighth legislation

May 16th 2018, 1:07 PM 23,827 Views 177 Comments

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

# the-eighth - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

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

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

May 15th 2018, 10:53 AM 19,558 Views 261 Comments

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

# the-eighth - Sunday 13 May, 2018

McGrath accuses Taoiseach of lobbying for ban on online referendum adverts
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

McGrath accuses Taoiseach of lobbying for ban on online referendum adverts

May 13th 2018, 2:53 PM 19,758 Views 137 Comments

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?
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?

May 13th 2018, 8:30 AM 21,474 Views 163 Comments

Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.

# the-eighth - Saturday 12 May, 2018

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

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

May 12th 2018, 9:30 AM 27,908 Views 157 Comments

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

# the-eighth - Friday 11 May, 2018

Bishop suggests that abortion after rape is 'sometimes far worse' than rape itself
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Bishop suggests that abortion after rape is 'sometimes far worse' than rape itself

May 11th 2018, 1:29 PM 56,893 Views 252 Comments

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
# Maitiú ó Tuathail
# Maitiú ó Tuathail

The new head of the GP union is younger than Simon Harris - and has a big battle on his hands

May 11th 2018, 6:10 AM 47,767 Views 18 Comments

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.

# the-eighth - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Together for Yes says its donations page was shut down by a cyber attack
# DDOS Attack
# DDOS Attack

Together for Yes says its donations page was shut down by a cyber attack

May 10th 2018, 2:35 PM 32,461 Views 199 Comments

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'
# The Eighth Debate
# The Eighth Debate

'I was nine weeks pregnant when I took an abortion pill - after staring at it for hours'

May 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 169,368 Views 292 Comments

“I was in a very bad situation where continuing a pregnancy just wasn’t possible, health wise or financially.”

# the-eighth - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Sign up to get answers to the big questions about the referendum
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Sign up to get answers to the big questions about the referendum

May 9th 2018, 7:50 PM 16,599 Views 0 Comments

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
# Adwords
# Adwords

Google and YouTube to suspend all ads on Eighth Amendment referendum

May 9th 2018, 12:43 PM 21,238 Views 189 Comments

The ban will include ads on YouTube, and will take effect from tomorrow.

# the-eighth - 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
# The Eighth Referendum
# The Eighth Referendum

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

May 8th 2018, 6:10 PM 11,321 Views 65 Comments

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
# Bray
# Bray

Harris says graphic posters hung outside his constituency office are upsetting to him and his family

May 8th 2018, 1:57 PM 58,450 Views 167 Comments

The posters do not comply with electoral legislation.

The deadline to register to vote is today, here's what you need to know
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

The deadline to register to vote is today, here's what you need to know

May 8th 2018, 1:45 PM 61,380 Views 81 Comments

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
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

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

May 8th 2018, 1:33 PM 11,701 Views 59 Comments

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?
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Pregnancy timeline: When does the heart, brain, and face form?

May 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 142,831 Views 291 Comments

We don’t know where life begins – but here’s what we do know about what develops when during a pregnancy.

# the-eighth - Monday 7 May, 2018

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

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

May 7th 2018, 12:05 AM 86,731 Views 473 Comments

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

# the-eighth - Sunday 6 May, 2018

8 out of 10 voters in this area backed the Eighth Amendment in '83. We went to talk to locals this week
# Roscommon-Mayo
# Roscommon-Mayo

8 out of 10 voters in this area backed the Eighth Amendment in '83. We went to talk to locals this week

May 6th 2018, 9:00 PM 33,816 Views 216 Comments

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?
# The Money Question
# The Money Question

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

May 6th 2018, 7:45 AM 35,540 Views 165 Comments

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

# the-eighth - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

May 5th 2018, 6:00 AM 32,403 Views 61 Comments

Some 27,000 students have registered in recent months.

# the-eighth - Friday 4 May, 2018

'The nurses asked how we planned to keep him cold. This wasn't something we were prepared for'
# 17 Weeks
# 17 Weeks

'The nurses asked how we planned to keep him cold. This wasn't something we were prepared for'

May 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 133,350 Views 184 Comments

Things need to change in Ireland though; I don’t want any other people to have to go through what we did.

# the-eighth - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?

May 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 48,960 Views 192 Comments

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?
# Termination
# Termination

Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain?

May 3rd 2018, 3:00 PM 43,305 Views 2 Comments

It depends on a number of factors, including how far along the pregnancy is.

# the-eighth - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

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

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

May 1st 2018, 6:00 AM 28,067 Views 161 Comments

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

# the-eighth - Monday 30 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 30th 2018, 3:54 PM 10,049 Views 48 Comments

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

# the-eighth - Sunday 29 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 29th 2018, 9:00 PM 16,749 Views 226 Comments

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
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

Apr 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 77,126 Views 235 Comments

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

# the-eighth - Saturday 28 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 28th 2018, 7:12 PM 23,086 Views 92 Comments

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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Explainer: Here's what the proposed legislation says about abortion up to six months

Apr 28th 2018, 12:05 AM 65,037 Views 414 Comments

New billboards launched this week have raised questions about access to terminations after 12 weeks if the Eighth Amendment is repealed.

# the-eighth - Friday 27 April, 2018

Maser's Repeal the 8th mural is back up in Temple Bar (and it won’t come down this time)
# Another Lick On The Wall
# Another Lick On The Wall

Maser's Repeal the 8th mural is back up in Temple Bar (and it won’t come down this time)

Apr 27th 2018, 9:17 PM 23,166 Views 273 Comments

Only this week it was removed from another wall in the area.

# the-eighth - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'Sinn Féin is an absolute disgrace' - We spoke to the republican pro-lifers at the GPO today
# 8th Ref
# 8th Ref

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

Apr 24th 2018, 7:25 PM 30,783 Views 121 Comments

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
# Mural
# Mural

'Tell me what's offensive about this': Ruth Coppinger holds up Repeal sign in Dáil chamber

Apr 24th 2018, 5:31 PM 36,887 Views 200 Comments

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
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Most Irish people would rather campaign posters were banned in the run up to the referendum

Apr 24th 2018, 7:43 AM 14,622 Views 143 Comments

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
# On The Ballot
# On The Ballot

'Giving the facts': RefCom has published its information booklet on the upcoming vote

Apr 24th 2018, 6:21 AM 21,755 Views 74 Comments

The booklet will be delivered to 2.2 million homes.