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# the eighth

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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.
Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?
Get yourself up to speed.
Almost half of voters want to repeal Eighth Amendment
A referendum will take place on 25 May.
Council enforces ban so referendum groups can't use community venues for public meetings
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.
'They're confused - they don't know what to believe': Canvassing for hearts, minds (and votes) in the Dublin commuter belt
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
Meanwhile, an event organised by Doctors for Life heard the Eighth Amendment hasn’t impinged on how doctors and nurses deliver healthcare.
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.
Poll: Are you registered to vote?
Some people are having trouble finding themselves on the online register.
Love Both launches its referendum campaign and criticises 12 weeks proposal for abortion
The camapign claimed today that proposed legislation is worse than the UK system.
Dublin City Council has received 30 complaints about referendum posters
But councils, the Gardaí, and the advertising authority don’t have powers to take down inaccurate or offensive posters.
How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?
“They’d be more nervous telling a doctor they don’t know. Oftentimes, they might say they’re miscarrying.”
What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made
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
The organisation says it wants to observe whether or not both sides “play fair”.
A guide to every way you can get involved in the Together for Yes campaign
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
Campaign financing has come into focus in recent days.
Over €250k in 12 hours: Fundraising for Eighth Amendment campaigns takes centre stage
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
Professor Eamon McGuinness’ comments are at odds with previous remarks made by Dr Peter Boylan.
Both sides of referendum campaign asked not to put signs on electricity poles
ESB Networks asked campaigners in Eighth Amendment referendum to refrain from putting posters on poles for safety reasons.
Josepha Madigan to lead Fine Gael's campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment
“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
“There is a risk when you buy anything from an unknown source that you simply do not know what you are getting.”
From 1983 to 2018: A history of the Eighth Amendment
Ireland will vote on the controversial Constitutional amendment in eight weeks time.
'Abortion is a licence to kill'- Save the 8th launches its referendum campaign
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?
The date was announced yesterday.
Dr Rhona Mahony joins Together for Yes repeal campaign
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 vote was passed by 35 votes to 10.
Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional
The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.
Here's what the legislation could look like if the Eighth is repealed
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
Coveney had previously expressed concerns about the government’s plans.
Pro-choice campaigners say they will 'of course' accept result of referendum
Campaign group Together For Yes was launched in Dublin today.
TDs approve Eighth Amendment referendum Bill
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 Independent TD had himself been criticising Minister Simon Harris.
Sinn Féin moves Ard Fheis forward to June to sort Eighth Amendment policy
Mary Lou McDonald said the Amendment has caused “an alphabet soup of misery”.
Half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment
A referendum on the issue is due to take place this summer.
Belfast student seeks rights for Irish citizens in Northern Ireland to be allowed vote in Eighth referendum
The matter has been adjourned until 9 April.
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.”
Legal challenge lodged to allow people in North vote in Eighth Amendment referendum
A Belfast law firm said the issue is “a matter of national importance”.
Broadcast guidelines updated ahead of the Eighth Amendment referendum
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that the “adversarial” debate around the Eighth will be a challenge for broadcasters.
Thousands march in Dublin calling for Eighth Amendment to be retained
Organisers said the rally would be the “biggest of the campaign” urging people to vote no in the upcoming referendum.
'Name the date': Large crowd takes part in March for Repeal in Dublin city centre
The march was organised by the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.
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.