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#Eighth Amendment

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Bill to change the penalty for an abortion to a €1 fine defeated by government

The government won the vote easily with a margin of over 50.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Repeal protests attract thousands to the streets of Dublin

Similar demonstrations were staged in other cities around Ireland.

Face-off as pro-life and pro-choice campaigners protest on Dame St

The ad-hoc protest involved hundreds of pro-choice campaigners who had earlier taken part in the Strike for Repeal protest.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 6 March, 2017

'Get out of our lives': Call for abortion penalty to be reduced to €1 fine

A new bill aimed at decriminalising abortion in Ireland will be debated by the Dáil tomorrow.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Citizens' Assembly chair says balance 'fundamental' following criticism from anti-abortion groups

Supreme Court judge Ms Justice Mary Laffoy reaffirmed a commitment to balance.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'More than five' anonymous women will have a vital say on the future of abortion in Ireland

The women will tell their own stories about their experience of the Eighth Amendment.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

'Repeal' bus to distribute abortion pills in cities and colleges around Ireland

Rosa said the tour will “provide direct assistance to those in need of safe abortion pills”.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 23 January, 2017

Poll: Should people go on strike over abortion in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people go on strike over abortion in Ireland?

A group known as Strike 4 Repeal has threatened to organise strikes should a referendum on abortion not be held before 8 March.

Activists threaten strike action if there's no abortion referendum by 8 March

The Abortion Rights Campaign, Outhouse, the Anti-Racism Network are in support of the proposed strike action.

Pro-life group wants to raise €18,000 to fund Facebook page targeting Irish teens

Family and Life’s director David Manly has said there has been increased interest in secondary school presentations by his organisation.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Citizens' Assembly given extra day to discuss abortion issue

The assembly is discussing issues around Ireland’s abortion laws.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Abortion, Syria and autograph requests - a look through the Taoiseach's post

Some people love him and some people don’t.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Citizens' Assembly receives over 13,000 submissions about abortion

The assembly may choose to hear oral presentations from any group or individual who made a submission to assist in its deliberations.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 26 November, 2016

"Why has she not gone abroad? Why would she do that to herself?"

At today’s Citizens’ Assembly, psychiatrist Anthony McCarthy expressed amazement that any woman would subject herself to the ordeal of obtaining a pregnancy termination in Ireland.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 6 November, 2016

FactCheck: Does this pro-life leaflet stand up to scrutiny?

The Life Institute’s Yes to Life pamphlet has been printed 120,000 times. How much truth is in it?

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Repeal the Eighth Bill blocked in the Dáil after government deal

Fine Gael, the Independent Alliance and independents in government took a unified approach to the issue.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

14 TDs in Dáil chamber as Bríd Smith produces packet of abortion pills

The Dáil is this evening discussing an AAA/PBP Bill calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

Coppinger blasts 'sell-out independents' after Government adopts unified stance on abortion bill

The bill is due to be debated in the Dáil tonight.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Six in ten people want abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where abortion is illegal, except where continuing a pregnancy would cause a serious risk to the mother’s health.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 17 October, 2016

Study shows vast majority of Irish women who took abortion pills feel they made right decision

The study examined the experiences of women who accessed abortion pills online.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Poll: Were TDs right to wear 'Repeal' jumpers in the Dáil chamber? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Were TDs right to wear 'Repeal' jumpers in the Dáil chamber?

Or should slogans be kept outside?

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

TDs from AAA-PBP wear 'Repeal' sweatshirts in Dáil

The six were shown on Oireachtas cameras wearing the attire during Leaders’ Questions this afternoon.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Make no mistake, today's March for Choice is just the beginning of a long ground war

How are both sides shaping up Ireland’s abortion debate?

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

The Citizens' Assembly will take place on Saturday 15 October in Dublin Castle

The Government press office confirmed to TheJournal.ie that Red C polling will conduct the poll to decide the makeup of the assembly.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 11 September, 2016

'I cannot save my daughter, and it destroys me. The one kindness we can do is shield her from pain'

An Irish couple who are expecting a baby, and who received a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality, write about their ordeal for TheJournal.ie.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Simon Harris 'sickened' by misinformation given to women at crisis pregnancy clinic Undercover Filming This post contains videos

Simon Harris 'sickened' by misinformation given to women at crisis pregnancy clinic

The health minister said women need “accurate information in relation to their own health”.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 1 September, 2016

British group launches helpline for women in Ireland who buy abortion pills online

The British Pregnancy Advice Service is concerned that, because they are committing an illegal act, women may not always seek help.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Woman delivers letter 'formally complimenting' Sydney Rose to RTÉ

Brianna Parkins said she wants a referendum to be held on repealing the Eighth Amendment.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 26 August, 2016

FactCheck: What do HSE guidelines actually say about the effects of abortion?

The Pro Life Campaign’s Sinead Slattery made a bold claim on Tonight With Alison O’Connor this week. Does it hold up?

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Petition set up to 'formally compliment' Sydney Rose for abortion comments

It’s in response to RTÉ receiving a number of complaints about Brianna Parkins’ remarks.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge Sydney Rose is 'disappointed' and 'confused' after festival chair Mary Kennedy condemned abortion comments Rose Of Tralee

Sydney Rose is 'disappointed' and 'confused' after festival chair Mary Kennedy condemned abortion comments

“The festival has been out there for years trying to dispel this ‘lovely girl competition’ image…”

# eighth-amendment - Monday 8 August, 2016

For and against: The letters Irish people have written to the Taoiseach about abortion Freedom Of Information This post contains images

For and against: The letters Irish people have written to the Taoiseach about abortion

The majority of the letters urge the Taoiseach not to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

FactCheck: Who got it right on "abortion up to birth" - Cora Sherlock or Ivana Bacik?

FactCheck settles a heated dispute about late-term abortions that took place over the airwaves last week.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Supreme Court judge to chair assembly on repealing Eighth Amendment

The assembly has a deadline of 12 months from its establishment to complete its work.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Taoiseach: 'Abortion bill is bad for women and medically inadequate' Fatal Foetal Abnormality This post contains videos

Taoiseach: 'Abortion bill is bad for women and medically inadequate'

Cabinet agrees not to take a position on bill tabled by TD Mick Wallace

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 3 July, 2016

"It's not fair, it's not right, it's not good for politics" - John Halligan isn't happy with the party whip system

The junior minister was discussing proposed legislation to do with fatal foetal abnormalities.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 30 June, 2016

'The pain and suffering is etched in my memory': TD takes emotional stand during fatal foetal abnormalities debate

Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell was speaking before the Dáil this evening.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 23 June, 2016

FactCheck: Who got it right in this abortion debate between Ruth Coppinger and Cora Sherlock?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck attempts to resolve an argument over abortion facts on Tonight with Vincent Browne last night.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Who's going to sit on the abortion assembly?

In 2012 when the Constitutional Convention was set up there were concerns about lobbying – but transparency is needed if Citizen’s Assembly is going to work.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Eighth Amendment should be tackled "without rushing" - Enda Kenny

The Taoiseach says there must be consensus on what level of constitutional change is required.

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