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#Eighth Amendment

# eighth-amendment - Yesterday’s News

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# eighth-amendment - Yesterday’s News

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

Justice Mary Laffoy spoke before the 22 member committee.

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# 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Children's Minister says Irish women will never have autonomy until the Eighth is repealed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.

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.

# 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.

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