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# repeal the eighth
'There's 35 years of history there': Documentary takes behind-the-scenes look at Together For Yes campaign
Anna Rodgers, the director of When Women Won, discusses the importance of history when it comes to the ‘repeal’ campaign.
Ailbhe Smyth: Why Irish activists are going to continue their campaign for abortion rights
We spoke to the former director of the Together for Yes campaign one year on from the Eighth Amendment being repealed.
# Ailbhe Smyth
'It's taking time': Together for Yes to continue campaigning one year on from result of repeal vote
Sunday marks one year since the result of the 8th amendment referendum was announced.
# Together For Ever
15 happy tweets about the aftermath of the 8th FINALLY being repealed
Did we ever believe this day would come?
# together for yes
'We owe her family a great debt': Calls for abortion legislation to be named Savita's Law
Together for Yes said the legislation must be enacted as quickly as possible.
# Together for yurt
21 of the most amusing tweets from the referendum campaign
Some tweets to take the edge off the past few weeks.
# Dublin Castle
There was talk that Dublin Castle would be muted. That is not what happened
There was talk that there would be a much more muted, sombre celebration at this referendum result. But how wrong people were.
# it's yes
Analysis: Six reasons why Ireland was a landslide Yes for repeal
The country has voted to abolish the Eighth Amendment.
# Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe has backed Saoirse Long in calling for a Yes vote
“Nobody’s daughter should ever be told she doesn’t have authority over her own body.”
# together for yes
Pink is the latest celeb to call for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment
She joins an ever-growing list.
# In Her Shoes
A story for each of the 12 Irish women who will have an abortion today
Every day, 12 women across Ireland make this decision for incredible varying and complex reasons.
# 8th amendment
'Please come home Mam, I'm in agony': Parents of women who had crisis pregnancies urge Yes vote
Elaine Bedford spoke about her daughter’s experience taking abortion pills last year.
# Fashion Is Repealing
Here's why it's important that fashion had such an impact during the 8th Referendum
It’s been a visual game-changer.
# Simon Harris
17 of the thirstiest Simon Harris tweets from last night's debate
“I am so sorry for all the times I called Simon Harris a vampire.”
# home to vote
'I feel morally obliged to come home to vote. I couldn't bear the stress and guilt I would feel if I hadn't'
What is motivating the people coming home to vote and those sponsoring them?
# Irish Comedians Abroad
A bunch of Irish comedians including Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan have made a video asking people to be their yes
It’s got everyone from Ed Byrne to Jimmy Carr.
# I'm Not Crying You're crying
Cillian Murphy sent a cake to Together for Yes to thank them for all their hard work
It looks delicious.
# bod for yes
7 of the best reactions to Brian O'Driscoll's call for a Yes vote
We’ve all been there when it comes to picking a filter.
# the eighth amendment
'I realised she didn’t want me to get pregnant because that would impact me so much with chemo'
How does it feel to go through cancer treatment when you could potentially get pregnant?
# influencers
How has the referendum changed the public's interpretation of 'The Influencer?'
“Some people think it’s easier to say nothing rather than lose followers. But why act like a wallflower in certain situations?”
# Eighth Amendment
Here's what 10 first time voters have got to say about the upcoming referendum
The atmosphere in secondary schools seems to vary greatly.
# david o'doherty
Irish comedian David O'Doherty shared a lovely video encouraging a 'Yes' vote this Friday
He promised that it was his first and only ever vlog.
# together for yes
'Our access to basic healthcare is determined by whether we can afford it, our visa status, our passport and our language'
Migrant women and pregnant people including asylum seekers are disproportionately affected by the 8th Amendment.
# repeal the 8th
Why women don't deserve to be labeled as 'hard cases' or 'easy cases' in the abortion debate
“Such categorisation is too simplistic and robs the debate of the nuance it deserves.”
# 1983 Referendum
Two Irish women told us what it was like being students during the 1983 Referendum
One voted for, one voted against the Amendment. How will they vote this time?
# 8th ref
TFMR Ireland: 'It was difficult being talked about when we were right there in the room'
The group has asked not be to be left out of the campaign.
# Brianna Parkins
Former Sydney Rose Brianna Parkins is winning praise for her story about meeting a No voter in a nightclub
She spoke out about Ireland’s reproductive rights in 2016.
# together for yes
'If we valued women, we would not be having the debate' - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gives her say on the Eighth Amendment
The writer was speaking as part of International Literature Festival.
# Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan said she's 'fully in support of a Yes vote' on the Lorraine show today
She also said Irish young people are ‘incredible’ and urged them to get out and vote.
# the eighth amendment
People weren't impressed with the behaviour of the audience on Claire Byrne's live referendum debate
There was heckling, laughter, whooping and abuse from audience members during the debate.
# Who Needs Your Yes
#WhoNeedsYourYes: People on Twitter are explaining who their Yes vote will honour
So poignant.
# Bops for Yes
13 songs for Yes that you need to get you through to May 25th
We’ve designed the perfect playlist.
# DDOS attack
Together for Yes says its donations page was shut down by a cyber attack
The attack came from within Ireland and lasted for 30 minutes, the campaign group said.
# disproportionate
No campaigners say Google's ban on ads is attempt to rig referendum for Yes side
At a joint press conference today, No campaigners said that the move was taken out of fear the No side might win.
# together for yes
Broke or time poor? You can help Together for Yes by doing this one tiny thing
Seriously, this will make a massive difference
# Eighth Amendment
Anti-amendment Dún Laoghaire bucked the national trend in '83. We went to talk to locals this week
The ’83 debate was bitter and divisive. Those who lived through it say there’s a more informed debate on the doorsteps today.
# together for yes
Saoirse Ronan and her fellow actors are backing Together For Yes with a powerful open letter
“This is a once in a lifetime vote.”
# Roscommon-Mayo
8 out of 10 voters in this area backed the Eighth Amendment in '83. We went to talk to locals this week
How are the campaigns shaping up in traditionally conservative Roscommon and east Mayo?
# 8th amendment
'It seems disingenuous that now a referendum about abortion is on the cards, women are now front and centre of Fianna Fáil'
The photo which is mostly made up of men is quite jarring to the eye.
# Humans of Repeal
An Irish photographer has created a wonderful 'Humans of Repeal' Instagram in the run up the Referendum
Molly Keane created the project after being inspired by ‘Humans of New York’.