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# the-eighth - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Ruling that Justice Minister 'obliged to consider' pregnancies in deportation cases could be 'helpful'
# The Unborn
# The Unborn

Ruling that Justice Minister 'obliged to consider' pregnancies in deportation cases could be 'helpful'

Mar 7th 2018, 6:04 PM 10,137 Views 18 Comments

A 2016 High Court ruling that said the Minister is obliged to consider the prospective rights of the unborn in deportation cases has been upheld by Ireland’s highest court.

Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution
# The Eighth Referendum
# The Eighth Referendum

Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution

Mar 7th 2018, 10:56 AM 51,495 Views 189 Comments

The Taoiseach had previously halted publishing the draft legislation for the Eighth referendum pending the ruling.

# the-eighth - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told

Feb 22nd 2018, 12:17 PM 9,691 Views 0 Comments

The Supreme Court is considering the legal arguments for and against defining ‘the unborn’ in the Constitution as an unborn child.

# the-eighth - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed

Feb 20th 2018, 5:16 PM 20,173 Views 390 Comments

The deadline for production of a final bill is 6 March.

# the-eighth - Sunday 18 February, 2018

About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks

Feb 18th 2018, 6:00 PM 32,413 Views 381 Comments

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she isn’t sure if the referendum will pass.

The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum
# The Unborn
# The Unborn

The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum

Feb 18th 2018, 8:25 AM 33,308 Views 166 Comments

A ruling by the High Court in 2016 found that references to the “unborn” in the Constitution meant an unborn child.

# the-eighth - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Varadkar on changing abortion stance: 'Things aren't as black and white as they appear in your 20s'
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Varadkar on changing abortion stance: 'Things aren't as black and white as they appear in your 20s'

Feb 11th 2018, 2:11 PM 28,626 Views 292 Comments

He said today that he is of the view that the Eighth Amendment “harms women”.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case
# Constitution
# Constitution

Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case

Feb 7th 2018, 2:23 PM 18,846 Views 172 Comments

The Pro Life Campaign had argued that it had spent “a significant amount of time” on the issue of defining the unborn.

# the-eighth - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Supreme Court to decide whether Pro Life Campaign can be an advisor in the 'defining the unborn' case
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann
# Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Supreme Court to decide whether Pro Life Campaign can be an advisor in the 'defining the unborn' case

Feb 6th 2018, 4:10 PM 14,936 Views 301 Comments

The Pro Life Campaign argued that they had spent a significant amount of time on the issue that was before the Supreme Court.

GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says

Feb 6th 2018, 9:45 AM 16,302 Views 329 Comments

The government has said it wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

# the-eighth - Monday 5 February, 2018

Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services
# Unwanted Pregnancy
# Unwanted Pregnancy

Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services

Feb 5th 2018, 10:52 PM 22,459 Views 91 Comments

The government wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

# the-eighth - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'

Feb 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 29,222 Views 80 Comments

The organisation is seeking legal advice about an ongoing dispute over a €137,000 grant it received.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion'
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion'

Jan 31st 2018, 7:23 PM 20,716 Views 243 Comments

Leo Varadkar said no foreign funding should prop up either campaign in the referendum.

# the-eighth - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Abortion referendum proposed for May, but 12-week law goes too far for Coveney
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Abortion referendum proposed for May, but 12-week law goes too far for Coveney

Jan 30th 2018, 7:00 AM 26,547 Views 155 Comments

During the four-hour long special meeting on the issue there was division on the question of unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks.

# the-eighth - Monday 29 January, 2018

'We’re asking people to trust women': Repeal referendum to be held before the end of May
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

'We’re asking people to trust women': Repeal referendum to be held before the end of May

Jan 29th 2018, 10:35 PM 30,254 Views 264 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar also confirmed that he would be campaigning for repeal.

# the-eighth - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws

Jan 27th 2018, 9:33 AM 20,967 Views 324 Comments

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Varadkar said he was in favour of changing Ireland’s abortion laws.

'Negative tactics': Pro-choice group anger as "repeal8th.ie" redirects to pro-life website
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

'Negative tactics': Pro-choice group anger as "repeal8th.ie" redirects to pro-life website

Jan 27th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,217 Views 155 Comments

The URL repealeight.ie brings users to a pro-choice website but repealeighth.ie is a pro-life site.

# the-eighth - Friday 26 January, 2018

Over half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment and abortion up to 12 weeks
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Over half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment and abortion up to 12 weeks

Jan 26th 2018, 7:42 AM 18,795 Views 352 Comments

56% of voters said they would vote in favour of changing the Constitution.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Charity's warning ahead of referendum: 'Stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome'
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Charity's warning ahead of referendum: 'Stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome'

Jan 24th 2018, 8:21 AM 26,923 Views 232 Comments

Down Syndrome Ireland said use of images could cause stress for parents.

# the-eighth - Monday 22 January, 2018

'Households will be split' - Leading Fianna Fáil TD doesn't back his leader on abortion
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

'Households will be split' - Leading Fianna Fáil TD doesn't back his leader on abortion

Jan 22nd 2018, 10:47 AM 24,874 Views 298 Comments

Michael McGrath says repeal could lead to “an unknown”.

# the-eighth - Friday 19 January, 2018

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed'
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed'

Jan 19th 2018, 7:01 PM 11,859 Views 250 Comments

However, the Taoiseach didn’t confirm if he wants the Eighth Amendment to be repealed.

Repeal-supporting Micheál Martin doesn't think he's out of step with his own party
# Repeal The 8th
# Repeal The 8th

Repeal-supporting Micheál Martin doesn't think he's out of step with his own party

Jan 19th 2018, 9:53 AM 12,770 Views 128 Comments

Martin says his party’s TDs are free to hold their own views.

# the-eighth - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind
# Change Of Heart
# Change Of Heart

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind

Jan 18th 2018, 4:35 PM 76,608 Views 286 Comments

Micheál Martin became the first of the two largest parties’ leaders to endorse the removal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

# the-eighth - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations
# Losing My Religion
# Losing My Religion

Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations

Jan 13th 2018, 7:30 AM 28,301 Views 234 Comments

The group calls the current system “discriminatory”.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Leo Varadkar still won't say how he'll campaign in an abortion referendum
# Repeal Or No Repeal
# Repeal Or No Repeal

Leo Varadkar still won't say how he'll campaign in an abortion referendum

Jan 10th 2018, 3:43 PM 12,109 Views 257 Comments

The Taoiseach says, however, that his Cabinet wants a referendum to take place.

# the-eighth - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Archbishop Eamon Martin: 'Abortion ends the human life of an unborn girl or boy'
# Eamon Martin
# Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin: 'Abortion ends the human life of an unborn girl or boy'

Jan 7th 2018, 2:10 PM 18,212 Views 568 Comments

Martin wants followers to convince others to fight a repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

# the-eighth - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?
# Women's Christmas
# Women's Christmas

Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?

Jan 6th 2018, 6:30 AM 36,322 Views 21 Comments

Events are taking place to celebrate the contribution of women to society.

# the-eighth - Monday 25 December, 2017

Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach
# Autograph Requests
# Autograph Requests

Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach

Dec 25th 2017, 2:00 PM 16,420 Views 41 Comments

People wanted to talk to Varadkar about the Pride Parade, the Eighth Amendment and the cost of rent.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

'Once the debate starts. Once the referendum campaign kicks off, it's open season'
# Start Your Engines
# Start Your Engines

'Once the debate starts. Once the referendum campaign kicks off, it's open season'

Dec 20th 2017, 7:03 PM 14,377 Views 301 Comments

It’s almost time for the abortion debate to be in the hands of the Irish public.

# the-eighth - Monday 18 December, 2017

Taoiseach says ministers will be allowed 'dissent' on Eighth Amendment
# 2018 Referendum
# 2018 Referendum

Taoiseach says ministers will be allowed 'dissent' on Eighth Amendment

Dec 18th 2017, 8:55 PM 15,244 Views 152 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar added that his own personal views wouldn’t decide what stance the Cabinet takes.

# the-eighth - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Legal abortion in cases of rape would be a 'GP-led service' under draft proposals
# Referendum
# Referendum

Legal abortion in cases of rape would be a 'GP-led service' under draft proposals

Dec 14th 2017, 7:15 PM 10,223 Views 153 Comments

Cases of rape would follow the same rules as the proposed 12 week limit.

'We have further to go': Why three Sinn Féin politicians abstained in an Eighth Committee vote
# Abortion
# Abortion

'We have further to go': Why three Sinn Féin politicians abstained in an Eighth Committee vote

Dec 14th 2017, 2:16 PM 17,138 Views 78 Comments

Louise O’Reilly said the motion to allow unrestricted access to a termination up to 12 weeks went “slightly beyond party policy”.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Committee recommends legal abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy without restriction
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Committee recommends legal abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy without restriction

Dec 13th 2017, 11:18 PM 17,767 Views 156 Comments

The recommendation matches that of the Citizens’ Assembly.

As it happened: TDs and Senators vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment
Live Dec 13th 2017, 7:10 PM

As it happened: TDs and Senators vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

Eighth Amendment committee to vote on repealing the Eighth today
# Abortion Laws
# Abortion Laws

Eighth Amendment committee to vote on repealing the Eighth today

Dec 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 6,419 Views 51 Comments

After the vote, the committee will begin drafting a report on its recommendations.

# the-eighth - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll

Dec 9th 2017, 10:31 AM 15,672 Views 349 Comments

A referendum is set to be held on the issue next year.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal
Live Dec 6th 2017, 4:13 PM

As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal

# the-eighth - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Dec 2nd 2017, 7:50 PM 13,220 Views 2 Comments

A man found dead in Meath and medals awarded to Siege of Jadotville soldiers.

# the-eighth - Thursday 30 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'
Live Nov 30th 2017, 7:35 PM

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'

# the-eighth - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Eighth Amendment Committee to decide on repeal or no repeal on 13 December
Live Nov 29th 2017, 6:20 PM

Eighth Amendment Committee to decide on repeal or no repeal on 13 December