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# the-eighth - Monday 23 April, 2018

GAA responds to Save the 8th launch and says it has 'no position' on elections or referenda
# Abortion
# Abortion

GAA responds to Save the 8th launch and says it has 'no position' on elections or referenda

Apr 23rd 2018, 3:13 PM 42,782 Views 202 Comments

It comes after a group of GAA athletes called for a No vote in the upcoming referendum.

# the-eighth - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?
# Referendum
# Referendum

Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?

Apr 22nd 2018, 8:30 PM 14,508 Views 159 Comments

Get yourself up to speed.

Almost half of voters want to repeal Eighth Amendment
# Referendum
# Referendum

Almost half of voters want to repeal Eighth Amendment

Apr 22nd 2018, 10:44 AM 47,814 Views 419 Comments

A referendum will take place on 25 May.

Council enforces ban so referendum groups can't use community venues for public meetings
# Fingal
# Fingal

Council enforces ban so referendum groups can't use community venues for public meetings

Apr 22nd 2018, 8:00 AM 12,228 Views 102 Comments

The council said this is a long-standing policy, but it recently contacted councillors to remind them of its existence after a public meeting in Baldoyle.

# the-eighth - Saturday 21 April, 2018

'They're confused - they don't know what to believe': Canvassing for hearts, minds (and votes) in the Dublin commuter belt
# To The Streets
# To The Streets

'They're confused - they don't know what to believe': Canvassing for hearts, minds (and votes) in the Dublin commuter belt

Apr 21st 2018, 10:00 PM 28,805 Views 250 Comments

We joined the trail in Drogheda and Ratoath with Save the 8th and Together for Yes.

'We still wrong women in Ireland today': Fine Gael launch referendum campaign
# Eighth
# Eighth

'We still wrong women in Ireland today': Fine Gael launch referendum campaign

Apr 21st 2018, 4:30 PM 13,889 Views 149 Comments

Meanwhile, an event organised by Doctors for Life heard the Eighth Amendment hasn’t impinged on how doctors and nurses deliver healthcare.

# the-eighth - Friday 20 April, 2018

Nearly half of people in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment, latest poll finds
# Five Weeks To Go
# Five Weeks To Go

Nearly half of people in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment, latest poll finds

Apr 20th 2018, 7:17 AM 37,311 Views 399 Comments

One in five people, meanwhile, have said that they are not sure how they’re going to vote.

# the-eighth - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Poll: Are you registered to vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

Apr 19th 2018, 9:18 AM 17,479 Views 108 Comments

Some people are having trouble finding themselves on the online register.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Love Both launches its referendum campaign and criticises 12 weeks proposal for abortion
# The 8th
# The 8th

Love Both launches its referendum campaign and criticises 12 weeks proposal for abortion

Apr 18th 2018, 12:46 PM 22,444 Views 189 Comments

The camapign claimed today that proposed legislation is worse than the UK system.

Dublin City Council has received 30 complaints about referendum posters
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Dublin City Council has received 30 complaints about referendum posters

Apr 18th 2018, 12:05 AM 41,707 Views 151 Comments

But councils, the Gardaí, and the advertising authority don’t have powers to take down inaccurate or offensive posters.

# the-eighth - Sunday 15 April, 2018

How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?
# Medical Abortion
# Medical Abortion

How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?

Apr 15th 2018, 10:00 PM 38,680 Views 79 Comments

“They’d be more nervous telling a doctor they don’t know. Oftentimes, they might say they’re miscarrying.”

# the-eighth - Saturday 14 April, 2018

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made
# Explainer
# Explainer

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made

Apr 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 21,224 Views 135 Comments

Over the course of three months, 22 TDs and senators questioned experts and people who had personal experiences related to the topic.

Canadian NGO sending 'observation team' to monitor Eighth Amendment referendum
# Playing Fair
# Playing Fair

Canadian NGO sending 'observation team' to monitor Eighth Amendment referendum

Apr 14th 2018, 12:05 AM 24,493 Views 236 Comments

The organisation says it wants to observe whether or not both sides “play fair”.

# the-eighth - Thursday 12 April, 2018

A guide to every way you can get involved in the Together for Yes campaign
# Together For Yes
From The Daily Edge
# Together For Yes

A guide to every way you can get involved in the Together for Yes campaign

Apr 12th 2018, 9:00 PM 8,619 Views 5 Comments

From podcasts to canvassing, we’ve got you covered.

Both sides in the Eighth debate say they're making sure money isn't coming in from abroad
# Coffers
# Coffers

Both sides in the Eighth debate say they're making sure money isn't coming in from abroad

Apr 12th 2018, 12:03 AM 12,464 Views 144 Comments

Campaign financing has come into focus in recent days.

# the-eighth - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Over €250k in 12 hours: Fundraising for Eighth Amendment campaigns takes centre stage
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Over €250k in 12 hours: Fundraising for Eighth Amendment campaigns takes centre stage

Apr 10th 2018, 9:45 PM 39,604 Views 225 Comments

Together For Yes launched a crowdfunding campaign this morning to finance posters for the upcoming referendum.

Pro-life doctor says no woman has died because of the Eighth Amendment
# Abortion
# Abortion

Pro-life doctor says no woman has died because of the Eighth Amendment

Apr 10th 2018, 3:47 PM 44,399 Views 223 Comments

Professor Eamon McGuinness’ comments are at odds with previous remarks made by Dr Peter Boylan.

# the-eighth - Friday 6 April, 2018

Both sides of referendum campaign asked not to put signs on electricity poles
# Charged Debate
# Charged Debate

Both sides of referendum campaign asked not to put signs on electricity poles

Apr 6th 2018, 11:28 AM 16,149 Views 100 Comments

ESB Networks asked campaigners in Eighth Amendment referendum to refrain from putting posters on poles for safety reasons.

# the-eighth - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Josepha Madigan to lead Fine Gael's campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment
# Together For Yes
# Together For Yes

Josepha Madigan to lead Fine Gael's campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment

Apr 3rd 2018, 6:14 PM 16,230 Views 192 Comments

“We have abortion here, it is just unsafe, unregulated and unlawful,” she said today.

Here's the number of abortion pills seized in Ireland in the past 10 years
# Medical Abortion
# Medical Abortion

Here's the number of abortion pills seized in Ireland in the past 10 years

Apr 3rd 2018, 12:05 AM 34,528 Views 110 Comments

“There is a risk when you buy anything from an unknown source that you simply do not know what you are getting.”

# the-eighth - Sunday 1 April, 2018

From 1983 to 2018: A history of the Eighth Amendment
# Reeling In The Years
# Reeling In The Years

From 1983 to 2018: A history of the Eighth Amendment

Apr 1st 2018, 9:00 PM 35,960 Views 161 Comments

Ireland will vote on the controversial Constitutional amendment in eight weeks time.

# the-eighth - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'Abortion is a licence to kill'- Save the 8th launches its referendum campaign
# Referendum
# Referendum

'Abortion is a licence to kill'- Save the 8th launches its referendum campaign

Mar 29th 2018, 4:28 PM 40,870 Views 353 Comments

The campaign claimed today that it has already canvassed 300,000 homes.

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the Eighth referendum on 25 May?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the Eighth referendum on 25 May?

Mar 29th 2018, 8:38 AM 43,752 Views 203 Comments

The date was announced yesterday.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Dr Rhona Mahony joins Together for Yes repeal campaign
# Yes Master
# Yes Master

Dr Rhona Mahony joins Together for Yes repeal campaign

Mar 28th 2018, 12:49 PM 40,608 Views 215 Comments

The Master of the National Maternity Hospital outlined her support for a Yes vote today.

Here are the Senators who voted Yes and No on holding a repeal referendum
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Here are the Senators who voted Yes and No on holding a repeal referendum

Mar 28th 2018, 9:50 AM 33,932 Views 101 Comments

The vote was passed by 35 votes to 10.

# the-eighth - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional

Mar 27th 2018, 5:55 PM 32,566 Views 184 Comments

The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.

# the-eighth - Monday 26 March, 2018

Here's what the legislation could look like if the Eighth is repealed
# Abortion Laws
# Abortion Laws

Here's what the legislation could look like if the Eighth is repealed

Mar 26th 2018, 9:37 PM 20,685 Views 207 Comments

Minister Simon Harris is set to bring the general scheme of legislation to Cabinet tomorrow.

Simon Coveney u-turn: Tánaiste now says he backs 12 weeks proposal
# Abortion
# Abortion

Simon Coveney u-turn: Tánaiste now says he backs 12 weeks proposal

Mar 26th 2018, 7:51 AM 23,084 Views 225 Comments

Coveney had previously expressed concerns about the government’s plans.

# the-eighth - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Pro-choice campaigners say they will 'of course' accept result of referendum
# Together For Yes
# Together For Yes

Pro-choice campaigners say they will 'of course' accept result of referendum

Mar 22nd 2018, 2:52 PM 16,999 Views 179 Comments

Campaign group Together For Yes was launched in Dublin today.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

TDs approve Eighth Amendment referendum Bill
# Abortion
# Abortion

TDs approve Eighth Amendment referendum Bill

Mar 21st 2018, 9:30 PM 31,029 Views 196 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said Ireland’s abortion law must change to help women who are currently “isolated and neglected”.

Danny Healy-Rae criticised for 'vile comments' in the Dáil about abortion
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Danny Healy-Rae criticised for 'vile comments' in the Dáil about abortion

Mar 21st 2018, 8:52 AM 79,580 Views 225 Comments

The Independent TD had himself been criticising Minister Simon Harris.

# the-eighth - Monday 19 March, 2018

Sinn Féin moves Ard Fheis forward to June to sort Eighth Amendment policy
# Horse Before Cart
# Horse Before Cart

Sinn Féin moves Ard Fheis forward to June to sort Eighth Amendment policy

Mar 19th 2018, 6:10 PM 16,495 Views 150 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald said the Amendment has caused “an alphabet soup of misery”.

# the-eighth - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

Mar 18th 2018, 1:15 PM 31,356 Views 219 Comments

A referendum on the issue is due to take place this summer.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Belfast student seeks rights for Irish citizens in Northern Ireland to be allowed vote in Eighth referendum
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Belfast student seeks rights for Irish citizens in Northern Ireland to be allowed vote in Eighth referendum

Mar 14th 2018, 7:44 PM 16,285 Views 63 Comments

The matter has been adjourned until 9 April.

TV and radio stations warned using stopwatch can 'straitjacket' referendum debates
# The Eighth Amendment
# The Eighth Amendment

TV and radio stations warned using stopwatch can 'straitjacket' referendum debates

Mar 14th 2018, 12:05 AM 10,541 Views 45 Comments

“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.”

# the-eighth - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Legal challenge lodged to allow people in North vote in Eighth Amendment referendum
# High Court
# High Court

Legal challenge lodged to allow people in North vote in Eighth Amendment referendum

Mar 13th 2018, 9:37 PM 19,746 Views 78 Comments

A Belfast law firm said the issue is “a matter of national importance”.

Broadcast guidelines updated ahead of the Eighth Amendment referendum
# We're Live
# We're Live

Broadcast guidelines updated ahead of the Eighth Amendment referendum

Mar 13th 2018, 12:59 PM 16,180 Views 77 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that the “adversarial” debate around the Eighth will be a challenge for broadcasters.

# the-eighth - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Thousands march in Dublin calling for Eighth Amendment to be retained
# Save The Eighth
# Save The Eighth

Thousands march in Dublin calling for Eighth Amendment to be retained

Mar 10th 2018, 4:40 PM 47,467 Views 396 Comments

Organisers said the rally would be the “biggest of the campaign” urging people to vote no in the upcoming referendum.

# the-eighth - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Name the date': Large crowd takes part in March for Repeal in Dublin city centre
# Eighth Referendum
# Eighth Referendum

'Name the date': Large crowd takes part in March for Repeal in Dublin city centre

Mar 8th 2018, 8:13 PM 22,562 Views 89 Comments

The march was organised by the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.

What the 'unborn' ruling means for the Eighth Amendment referendum
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

What the 'unborn' ruling means for the Eighth Amendment referendum

Mar 8th 2018, 6:05 AM 18,844 Views 55 Comments

Yesterday, the Supreme Court clarified that the unborn does not have constitutional rights outside of the Eighth Amendment.