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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# repeal the 8th

This year
People Before Profit bill calling for wider access to abortion passes Dáil second stage
The bill is seeking to abolish the mandatory three-day waiting period for an abortion.
'This is a sensitive issue': Tánaiste defends Govt approach in dealing with abortion law review
The abortion law review will go to the Oireachtas Health Committee for further scrutiny.
Ireland voted for Repeal five years ago, where are we now with abortion services?
Campaigners told The Journal that recommendations made in a recent review of the legislation must be acted upon swiftly.
Hundreds of heartfelt notes left at mural of Savita Halappanavar are published online
The personal messages left in tribute to Savita will now be preserved and accessible in the future.
Last year
Online archive of messages left at Savita mural expected to be accessible by 2023
Online record of over 1,200 messages will be part of Archiving Reproductive Health project.
All time
"It's a woman speaking to another woman": Amanda Palmer wrote a song about being in Ireland during the 8th referendum
“It’s so impossible to disentangle the personal and the political.”
11 emotional tweets about this week's historic repealing of the Eighth Amendment
“It’s a moment brought about by a movement in the streets, civil disobedience, and young people and women in particularly fighting for change. Let’s keep it up!”
Your Repeal fire will be reignited watching Felicity Jones play ultra-feminist Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Notorious RBG is coming to a screen near you.
Saoirse Ronan told Vogue Magazine she was "so proud" of Ireland for repealing the 8th
She’s also obsessed with Mary Queen of Scots.
'The next generation will grow up in a more humane and decent Ireland than the one we have known'
Ireland did good.
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.”
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.
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?”
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.”
Here's why Irish artists contributed to the Repeal campaign, in their own words
‘I feel compelled as an artist to create art about things I care about, as I feel it’s a great opportunity to allow people to see things through your eyes.’
Abortion rates and Christy Moore's appeal in focus as campaign nears the end
Moore says that he was called a “wife-swapping sodomite” at a campaign march many years ago.
Council won't reverse cancellation of Eighth Amendment book event in spite of councillors' vote
The Council has said it can’t be seen to be using public funding to support either side.
Saoirse Ronan and her fellow actors are backing Together For Yes with a powerful open letter
“This is a once in a lifetime vote.”
Q&A: What will we be asked to vote on in the Eighth Amendment referendum?
You asked, we answer.
Why influencers are to be commended for speaking out on #RepealThe8th
Marissa Carter, Pippa O’Connor, Suzanne Jackson and Joanne Larby have all spoken out this week.
11 of the gassest reactions to U2 coming out in support of Together For Yes
The country’s love/hate relationship summarised.
Maser's Repeal the 8th mural is back up in Temple Bar (and it won’t come down this time)
Only this week it was removed from another wall in the area.
A new Repeal The 8th mural has gone up in Dublin
The original was removed last week.
'You can't paint over a movement': Repeal mural removed from Temple Bar (again)
The Charities Regulator has defended its decision to say the Project Arts Centre could lose its charitable status if the mural remained.
Maser's Repeal The 8th mural is back at the Project Arts Centre
Guess who’s back, back again …
Why you need the Don't Stop Repealin' podcast in the run-up to the referendum
The podcast kicked off this week.
Louise O'Neill was scarlet when Ryan brought up her childhood Michael Collins obsession on the Late Late
Having NONE of it.
Repeal-supporting Micheál Martin doesn't think he's out of step with his own party
Martin says his party’s TDs are free to hold their own views.
9 of the quickest reactions to Micheál Martin coming out in favour of Repeal The 8th
“Was he visited by three ghosts last night?”
A group of Irish Simpsons fans is selling merch inspired by the show to raise funds for the Coalition to Repeal the 8th
“Can I borrow a repealing?
These homemade Repeal The 8th Christmas baubles are going on sale in Dublin next month
Made by an Irish mammy for choice, no less.
Should social influencers feel obliged to speak out on Repeal The 8th?
There have been calls for social influencers to speak out on Repeal The 8th – but is that their responsibility?
Second Dublin hotel cancels pro-life meeting after alleged death threats against staff
Two venues have cancelled the event in the last week.
A #RepealThe8th protest inspired by The Handmaid's Tale just took place outside the Dáil
“The handmaids are revolting.”
'Some parents have to open the coffin every two hours to put in ice-packs so remains stay cool'
How many more girls are our government prepared to abuse while they delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment, asks Gerry Edwards.
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.
14 inspired signs seen at the Strike4Repeal protests around the country today
“Repeal The 8th You G*wl.”
Here's how you can participate in the women's strike around Ireland, even if you have to work
Strike 4 Repeal.
'Dismay' and online anger as pro-choice TFMR Ireland excluded from Citizens' Assembly
17 groups were chosen from 120 submissions to present in front the Citizen’s Assembly