Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 17°C Monday 14 June 2021

#the eighth

# the-eighth - Saturday 25 November, 2017

How much would a general election delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment?
# Ballot Box
# Ballot Box

How much would a general election delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment?

Nov 25th 2017, 4:23 PM 15,350 Views 118 Comments

For one, a summer referendum would be out the window.

# the-eighth - Thursday 23 November, 2017

As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision'
Live Nov 23rd 2017, 6:30 PM

As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision'

# the-eighth - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'
Live Nov 22nd 2017, 7:43 PM

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'

Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon

Nov 22nd 2017, 10:02 AM 7,031 Views 119 Comments

Two members of the committee have accused the proceedings of being biased.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'
Live Nov 15th 2017, 7:15 PM

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'

# the-eighth - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'
Live Nov 8th 2017, 8:35 PM

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'

US doctor rejects invite to 'kangaroo court' Eighth Amendment Committee
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

US doctor rejects invite to 'kangaroo court' Eighth Amendment Committee

Nov 8th 2017, 3:45 PM 17,673 Views 131 Comments

Martin J McCaffrey says he will not be attending.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

People were polled with the same questions as the Citizens' Assembly. Here's what they said
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

People were polled with the same questions as the Citizens' Assembly. Here's what they said

Nov 1st 2017, 6:10 AM 16,344 Views 87 Comments

The Citizens’ Assembly had an almost two-thirds majority vote (64%) for access to abortion on request at least in early pregnancy.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Ronan Mullen said his comment about Savita Halappanavar 'could be reworded'. Here's what he said
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Ronan Mullen said his comment about Savita Halappanavar 'could be reworded'. Here's what he said

Oct 25th 2017, 9:10 PM 33,583 Views 194 Comments

A defiant Mullen rejected all criticisms of his comments in a statement today.

As it happened: 'We signed for our baby's remains like an Amazon delivery, it haunted us'
Live Oct 25th 2017, 9:10 PM

As it happened: 'We signed for our baby's remains like an Amazon delivery, it haunted us'

Mattie McGrath storms out of 'biased' Eighth Amendment Committee
# Importance Of Life
# Importance Of Life

Mattie McGrath storms out of 'biased' Eighth Amendment Committee

Oct 25th 2017, 5:43 PM 28,526 Views 135 Comments

Mattie McGrath had asked members of Sinn Féin to reveal where Jean McConville’s body was buried before storming out.

# the-eighth - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Members of Eighth Amendment Committee receive letter warning of 'excommunication'
# Framed And All
# Framed And All

Members of Eighth Amendment Committee receive letter warning of 'excommunication'

Oct 24th 2017, 9:12 PM 48,009 Views 190 Comments

Senator Lynn Ruane said she’d never seen that level of detail in a package sent to her office before.

# the-eighth - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance
# Iona Institute
# Iona Institute

Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance

Oct 19th 2017, 1:16 PM 39,752 Views 12 Comments

Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

As it happened: 'The Eighth has caused endless problems, you need to legislate'
Live Oct 18th 2017, 9:25 PM

As it happened: 'The Eighth has caused endless problems, you need to legislate'

# the-eighth - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Column: Exploding the myths about 'live birth abortions'
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Column: Exploding the myths about 'live birth abortions'

Oct 14th 2017, 8:30 AM 22,977 Views 154 Comments

It is time for those who profess to hold a high moral plane to demonstrate some respect for bereaved families and the memories of their dead babies, writes Gerry Edwards.

# the-eighth - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'These are the cases that keep us up at night' - GPs tell politicians about crisis pregnancy
Live Oct 12th 2017, 5:05 PM

'These are the cases that keep us up at night' - GPs tell politicians about crisis pregnancy

Dublin maternity hospital chief says Irish abortion patient died while flying home after termination
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Dublin maternity hospital chief says Irish abortion patient died while flying home after termination

Oct 12th 2017, 10:53 AM 33,073 Views 130 Comments

Fergal Malone revealed the woman’s death at yesterday’s hearing of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Dr Rhona Mahony tells Eighth Committee: 'We must address the criminalisation of medical care'
Live Oct 11th 2017, 5:00 PM

Dr Rhona Mahony tells Eighth Committee: 'We must address the criminalisation of medical care'

# the-eighth - Friday 6 October, 2017

Over half of voters would back a limited liberalisation of Ireland's abortion law
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Over half of voters would back a limited liberalisation of Ireland's abortion law

Oct 6th 2017, 7:22 AM 11,523 Views 163 Comments

A referendum on the topic is set to take place next year.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'Abortion on demand' or 'requesting healthcare'? Eighth Committee debates human rights
Live Oct 4th 2017, 6:19 PM

'Abortion on demand' or 'requesting healthcare'? Eighth Committee debates human rights

# the-eighth - Monday 2 October, 2017

Over half of people say they'd vote 'to repeal' in a referendum on the Eighth Amendment
# Cblive Poll
# Cblive Poll

Over half of people say they'd vote 'to repeal' in a referendum on the Eighth Amendment

Oct 2nd 2017, 11:35 PM 15,501 Views 160 Comments

In a poll for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live, 55% of people said they’d vote yes to repeal in a referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

Taoiseach has no recollection of 'walking away' from LCD Soundsystem guitarist
# Repeal Bag
# Repeal Bag

Taoiseach has no recollection of 'walking away' from LCD Soundsystem guitarist

Oct 2nd 2017, 5:26 PM 30,540 Views 78 Comments

Leo Varadkar told reporters today that he had “no difficulty” talking politics on social occasions.

# the-eighth - Sunday 1 October, 2017

How Dublin's March for Choice was reported around the world
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

How Dublin's March for Choice was reported around the world

Oct 1st 2017, 1:28 PM 69,268 Views 256 Comments

Reuters, the New York Times and French newspaper Le Monde covered the demonstration.

# the-eighth - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Photos: Thousands take part in March for Choice in Dublin city centre
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Photos: Thousands take part in March for Choice in Dublin city centre

Sep 30th 2017, 2:15 PM 37,751 Views 373 Comments

Meanwhile, the pro-life campaign is holding awareness events at 21 locations across the country.

Today's March for Choice comes at a vital time for Ireland's abortion debate
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Today's March for Choice comes at a vital time for Ireland's abortion debate

Sep 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,678 Views 188 Comments

It is the sixth annual march by the Abortion Rights Campaign.

# the-eighth - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Second Dublin hotel cancels pro-life meeting after alleged death threats against staff
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Second Dublin hotel cancels pro-life meeting after alleged death threats against staff

Sep 28th 2017, 2:26 PM 65,405 Views 303 Comments

Two venues have cancelled the event in the last week.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one'

Sep 27th 2017, 8:15 PM 19,024 Views 232 Comments

Member of maternity services advocacy group argues that language in the 2018 referendum could alienate the many people who could have deciding vote.

'The assembly has the advantage of not having to address constituents': Politicians discuss abortion
Live Sep 27th 2017, 5:15 PM

'The assembly has the advantage of not having to address constituents': Politicians discuss abortion

Poll: Should the Taoiseach make clear his stance on the abortion campaign now?
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Poll: Should the Taoiseach make clear his stance on the abortion campaign now?

Sep 27th 2017, 8:15 AM 20,197 Views 129 Comments

The Taoiseach is said to be waiting until the recommendations of the all-party committee before deciding his stance.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'Fair, balanced, impartial': Chair defends Citizens' Assembly at Oireachtas abortion committee
Live Sep 20th 2017, 4:40 PM

'Fair, balanced, impartial': Chair defends Citizens' Assembly at Oireachtas abortion committee

The Eighth Amendment Committee meets today. Sign up here to get emails to keep you updated
# Stay Informed
# Stay Informed

The Eighth Amendment Committee meets today. Sign up here to get emails to keep you updated

Sep 20th 2017, 8:50 AM 14,109 Views 117 Comments

Stay informed about everything that happens at the committee which is deciding what happens next with Ireland’s abortion laws.

A referendum on the Eighth will be shaped by these 22 politicians. Here are their views on abortion
# On The Record
# On The Record

A referendum on the Eighth will be shaped by these 22 politicians. Here are their views on abortion

Sep 20th 2017, 6:00 AM 24,131 Views 119 Comments

An Oireachtas committee meets for the first time in public today.

# the-eighth - Monday 11 September, 2017

Politicians are about to get down to the business of scoping out an abortion referendum
# The Eighth Amendment
# The Eighth Amendment

Politicians are about to get down to the business of scoping out an abortion referendum

Sep 11th 2017, 6:05 AM 8,277 Views 95 Comments

The Committee on the Eighth Amendment meets formally for the first time this week.

# the-eighth - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Children's Minister says Irish women will never have autonomy until the Eighth is repealed
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Children's Minister says Irish women will never have autonomy until the Eighth is repealed

Sep 7th 2017, 7:36 PM 15,967 Views 275 Comments

Minister Katherine Zappone is making a speech at the opening of the Kennedy Summer School.

# the-eighth - Saturday 22 April, 2017

No repeal: Citizens’ Assembly recommends replacing or amending Eighth Amendment
# Abortion
# Abortion

No repeal: Citizens’ Assembly recommends replacing or amending Eighth Amendment

Apr 22nd 2017, 6:17 PM 87,472 Views 261 Comments

The Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendation will be sent to the Oireachtas.

The Citizens' Assembly votes on abortion today. Here's how it will play out
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

The Citizens' Assembly votes on abortion today. Here's how it will play out

Apr 22nd 2017, 12:05 AM 13,672 Views 245 Comments

Up to four votes could take place over the course of two days.

# the-eighth - Saturday 20 August, 2016

"The eighth amendment hasn't been voted upon in my lifetime. That's long enough"
# Noel Rock
# Noel Rock

"The eighth amendment hasn't been voted upon in my lifetime. That's long enough"

Aug 20th 2016, 10:00 AM 12,329 Views 59 Comments

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock says the time has come for Ireland to vote on whether or not to repeal the eighth amendment to the constitution.

# the-eighth - Thursday 18 February, 2016

A week out from polling day, the Catholic Bishops are weighing in on abortion
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

A week out from polling day, the Catholic Bishops are weighing in on abortion

Feb 18th 2016, 10:00 AM 13,614 Views 262 Comments

Today’s statement from the Bishops’ Conference coincides with a Labour event calling for a referendum.

# the-eighth - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Kenny to call convention on abortion if returned to power
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Kenny to call convention on abortion if returned to power

Nov 28th 2015, 12:13 PM 13,550 Views 166 Comments

The Taoiseach was speaking at a meeting of the British Irish Council in London.

1 2 3 4 5