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# the eighth

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How much would a general election delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment?
For one, a summer referendum would be out the window.
'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision'
The Eighth Amendment Committee today focused on obstetric medicine in the Netherlands.
'70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'
Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.
Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon
Two members of the committee have accused the proceedings of being biased.
'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'
Representatives from the Irish Family Planning Association and the HSE appeared before the Eighth Amendment Committee today.
'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'
Today’s hearing focused on mental health, and medical and international law.
US doctor rejects invite to 'kangaroo court' Eighth Amendment Committee
Martin J McCaffrey says he will not be attending.
People were polled with the same questions as the Citizens' Assembly. Here's what they said
The Citizens’ Assembly had an almost two-thirds majority vote (64%) for access to abortion on request at least in early pregnancy.
Ronan Mullen said his comment about Savita Halappanavar 'could be reworded'. Here's what he said
A defiant Mullen rejected all criticisms of his comments in a statement today.
'We signed for our baby's remains like an Amazon delivery, it haunted us'
Today’s session focused on mental health, and terminations in cases of rape and foetal abnormality.
Mattie McGrath storms out of 'biased' Eighth Amendment Committee
Mattie McGrath had asked members of Sinn Féin to reveal where Jean McConville’s body was buried before storming out.
Members of Eighth Amendment Committee receive letter warning of 'excommunication'
Senator Lynn Ruane said she’d never seen that level of detail in a package sent to her office before.
Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance
Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.
'The Eighth has caused endless problems, you need to legislate'
The wording remains uncertain, but we’re having a referendum.
Column: Exploding the myths about 'live birth abortions'
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.
'These are the cases that keep us up at night' - GPs tell politicians about crisis pregnancy
The Irish College General Practitioners were speaking at today’s Eighth Amendment Committee meeting.
Dublin maternity hospital chief says Irish abortion patient died while flying home after termination
Fergal Malone revealed the woman’s death at yesterday’s hearing of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment.
Dr Rhona Mahony tells Eighth Committee: 'We must address the criminalisation of medical care'
International experts are also set to address the members.
Over half of voters would back a limited liberalisation of Ireland's abortion law
A referendum on the topic is set to take place next year.
'Abortion on demand' or 'requesting healthcare'? Eighth Committee debates human rights
The Eighth Amendment Committee is met for the third time today.
Over half of people say they'd vote 'to repeal' in a referendum on the Eighth Amendment
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
Leo Varadkar told reporters today that he had “no difficulty” talking politics on social occasions.
How Dublin's March for Choice was reported around the world
Reuters, the New York Times and French newspaper Le Monde covered the demonstration.
Photos: Thousands take part in March for Choice in Dublin city centre
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
It is the sixth annual march by the Abortion Rights Campaign.
Second Dublin hotel cancels pro-life meeting after alleged death threats against staff
Two venues have cancelled the event in the last week.
'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one'
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
The Committee on the Eighth Amendment met for the second time today.
Poll: Should the Taoiseach make clear his stance on the abortion campaign now?
The Taoiseach is said to be waiting until the recommendations of the all-party committee before deciding his stance.
'Fair, balanced, impartial': Chair defends Citizens' Assembly at Oireachtas abortion committee
Justice Mary Laffoy spoke before the 22 member committee.
The Eighth Amendment Committee meets today. Sign up here to get emails to keep you updated
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
An Oireachtas committee meets for the first time in public today.
Politicians are about to get down to the business of scoping out an abortion referendum
The Committee on the Eighth Amendment meets formally for the first time this week.
Children's Minister says Irish women will never have autonomy until the Eighth is repealed
Minister Katherine Zappone is making a speech at the opening of the Kennedy Summer School.
No repeal: Citizens’ Assembly recommends replacing or amending Eighth Amendment
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
Up to four votes could take place over the course of two days.
"The eighth amendment hasn't been voted upon in my lifetime. That's long enough"
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.
A week out from polling day, the Catholic Bishops are weighing in on abortion
Today’s statement from the Bishops’ Conference coincides with a Labour event calling for a referendum.
Kenny to call convention on abortion if returned to power
The Taoiseach was speaking at a meeting of the British Irish Council in London.