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#Eighth Amendment

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: '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.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: '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.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

As it happened: 'We signed for our baby's remains like an Amazon delivery, it haunted us' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: '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.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance

Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

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

The wording remains uncertain, but we’re having a referendum.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'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.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

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

International experts are also set to address the members.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 6 October, 2017

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.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 2 October, 2017

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.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 30 September, 2017

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.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 29 September, 2017

From The Daily Edge Everything you need to know about getting involved in tomorrow's March For Choice Repeal

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'The assembly has the advantage of not having to address constituents': Politicians discuss abortion The Eighth This post contains videos

'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 Eighth This post contains a poll

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.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years

The referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be held in May or June 2018.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

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

Justice Mary Laffoy spoke before the 22 member committee.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 15 September, 2017

Taoiseach not sure public would back Citizens' Assembly's stance on abortion

The Assembly said terminations should be allowed without restriction up to the 12th week of pregnancy.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 7 September, 2017

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.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Varadkar says it's 'only a matter of time' before North legalises same-sex marriage

The Taoiseach made the comments at a gay pride event in Belfast today.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 4 August, 2017

'Our reproductive health laws have come to the attention of the UN Torture Committee'

Ireland’s abortion laws are cruel, inhuman, degrading and discriminatory, writes Niall Behan.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

You'll be voting in quite a few referendums over the next two years Cast Your Vote This post contains a poll

You'll be voting in quite a few referendums over the next two years

The Taoiseach has outlined his referendum plans for the next two years

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today

Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Taoiseach says he is not opposed to holding a 'referendum day'

Varadkar says he has no intention of putting a referendum on the Eighth Amendment “on the long finger”.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Thousands attend pro-life demonstration in Dublin

A referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment is expected to take place next year.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 30 June, 2017

Minister for Health wants Eighth Amendment referendum next summer

Simon Harris said he supports repealing the Eighth Amendment.

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'

“If I’m the Irish government, I should take responsibility for Irish women,” Professor Arulkumaran told TheJournal.ie.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 29 June, 2017

25 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland in 2016

The Department of Health has released its figures of the number of terminations carried out in Ireland last year.

Citizens' Assembly publishes additional recommendations on the Eighth Amendment

Five ancillary recommendations have been made, derived from the personal opinions of the members of the Assembly.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 16 June, 2017

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK

More than 3,200 women and girls travelled from Ireland to the UK for terminations last year.

Ireland's abortion laws subjected woman to 'cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment'

The UN Human Rights Committee has again called on Ireland to reform its restrictive abortion laws.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 27 May, 2017

New poll says Irish public want abortion laws to change... but only in certain cases

According to the Irish Times/Ipsos Mori poll, most people don’t favour unrestricted access to abortion, however.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Like he slept in his clothes for a week' - no punches pulled in Dáil dress code complaints

TheJournal.ie has gained access to all public complaints to the Ceann Comhairle regarding the standard of dress in Dáil Éireann.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'Let the public decide': What's happening with all these referendums promised by government?

Referendums on “women’s place in the home” and “blasphemy” were included in the Programme for Government.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'I am so proud that my body was Carragh’s safe haven for those 38 weeks, that it was her home'

I took comfort and healing from the 38 weeks Carragh and I spent together, writes Mandy O’Neill.

After huge vote to push for change to Ireland's abortion laws, the Assembly is deciding what they should look like

The Citizens’ Assembly voted by 87% against maintaining the status quo.

Brendan Howlin hits out at 'sham' government and 'racist' Trump

The Labour leader also accused Shane Ross of “sitting in his office hiding”.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Poll: Do you agree with the Citizens' Assembly recommendation to replace - not repeal - the Eighth? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the Citizens' Assembly recommendation to replace - not repeal - the Eighth?

Its recommendation says that Ireland’s constitution should deal with abortion – but not in the manner it does now.

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