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#Referendum

# referendum - Today’s News

Almost half of voters want to repeal Eighth Amendment

A referendum will take place on 25 May.

Council enforces ban so referendum groups can't use community venues for public meetings

The council said this is a long-standing policy, but it recently contacted councillors to remind them of its existence after a public meeting in Baldoyle.

# referendum - Yesterday’s News

'They're confused - they don't know what to believe': Canvassing for hearts, minds (and votes) in the Dublin commuter belt

We joined the trail in Drogheda and Ratoath with Save the 8th and Together for Yes.

'We still wrong women in Ireland today': Fine Gael launch referendum campaign

Meanwhile, an event organised by Doctors for Life heard the Eighth Amendment hasn’t impinged on how doctors and nurses deliver healthcare.

Poll: Have you checked to see if you're on the voting register? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you checked to see if you're on the voting register?

The referendum will take place on 25 May.

# referendum - Friday 20 April, 2018

Nearly half of people in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment, latest poll finds

One in five people, meanwhile, have said that they are not sure how they’re going to vote.

# referendum - Thursday 19 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge Watch this 10 minute film that RTÉ can't broadcast until after the Referendum In Her Shoes

Watch this 10 minute film that RTÉ can't broadcast until after the Referendum

It’s the visual accompaniment to ‘In Her Shoes’.

Can't find yourself on the checktheregister.ie? Don't worry, it's highly likely you're still able to vote

People have been having issues finding out if they’re still registered, but it’s unlikely to be because they’ve been de-registered to vote.

# referendum - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Love Both launches its referendum campaign and criticises 12 weeks proposal for abortion

The camapign claimed today that proposed legislation is worse than the UK system.

Dublin City Council has received 30 complaints about referendum posters

But councils, the Gardaí, and the advertising authority don’t have powers to take down inaccurate or offensive posters.

# referendum - Saturday 14 April, 2018

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made

Over the course of three months, 22 TDs and senators questioned experts and people who had personal experiences related to the topic.

Canadian NGO sending 'observation team' to monitor Eighth Amendment referendum

The organisation says it wants to observe whether or not both sides “play fair”.

# referendum - Thursday 12 April, 2018

'It is completely false to say abortion will take place right up until the end of pregnancy'

Dr Peter Boylan met with Health Minister Simon Harris today to discuss the risk associated with taking abortion pills.

Both sides in the Eighth debate say they're making sure money isn't coming in from abroad

Campaign financing has come into focus in recent days.

# referendum - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment' Referendum This post contains videos

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'

Health Minister Simon Harris stopped by Moore Street today to launch the ‘It’s Time to Talk’ referendum campaign.

From The Daily Edge Marian Keyes raised over €3,000 for Together For Yes with her own Twitter drive Together For Yes

Marian Keyes raised over €3,000 for Together For Yes with her own Twitter drive

That’s one way to raise a few bob.

# referendum - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Facebook page where women tell their abortion stories deliberately sabotaged in online attack

In Her Shoes is a community of women who have had experiences with the Eighth Amendment.

# referendum - Friday 30 March, 2018

How to get ready to vote in the Eighth Amendment referendum

We have everything you need to know.

# referendum - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'Abortion is a licence to kill'- Save the 8th launches its referendum campaign Referendum This post contains videos

'Abortion is a licence to kill'- Save the 8th launches its referendum campaign

The campaign claimed today that it has already canvassed 300,000 homes.

# referendum - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment to be held on Friday 25 May

Minister Eoghan Murphy made the announcement this afternoon.

# referendum - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Pro-choice campaigners say they will 'of course' accept result of referendum

Campaign group Together For Yes was launched in Dublin today.

# referendum - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

TDs approve Eighth Amendment referendum Bill

Health Minister Simon Harris said Ireland’s abortion law must change to help women who are currently “isolated and neglected”.

# referendum - Monday 19 March, 2018

Sinn Féin moves Ard Fheis forward to June to sort Eighth Amendment policy

Mary Lou McDonald said the Amendment has caused “an alphabet soup of misery”.

# referendum - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

A referendum on the issue is due to take place this summer.

# referendum - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

# referendum - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Legal challenge lodged to allow people in North vote in Eighth Amendment referendum

A Belfast law firm said the issue is “a matter of national importance”.

# referendum - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Thousands march in Dublin calling for Eighth Amendment to be retained

Organisers said the rally would be the “biggest of the campaign” urging people to vote no in the upcoming referendum.

# referendum - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Special Cabinet meeting to consider final wording of Eighth Amendment referendum

Ministers will also consider and publish the Referendum Bill which formally allows for a referendum to be called.

# referendum - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Ruling that Justice Minister 'obliged to consider' pregnancies in deportation cases could be 'helpful'

A 2016 High Court ruling that said the Minister is obliged to consider the prospective rights of the unborn in deportation cases has been upheld by Ireland’s highest court.

# referendum - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told

The Supreme Court is considering the legal arguments for and against defining ‘the unborn’ in the Constitution as an unborn child.

# referendum - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Seven people who took part in the last Citizens' Assembly weren't recruited properly

The majority view on four questions cannot be determined as a result.

Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears

A landmark Supreme Court appeal hearing is under way which is expected to have crucial ramifications for the pending referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# referendum - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed

The deadline for production of a final bill is 6 March.

# referendum - Sunday 18 February, 2018

About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she isn’t sure if the referendum will pass.

# referendum - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case

The Pro Life Campaign had argued that it had spent “a significant amount of time” on the issue of defining the unborn.

# referendum - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Coveney: 'I don't believe there should be unrestricted access to abortion at any point in time'

The Tánaiste attempted to clarify his position ahead of the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# referendum - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion'

Leo Varadkar said no foreign funding should prop up either campaign in the referendum.

# referendum - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Citizens' Assembly recommends a permanent electoral commission, equal funding and weekend voting

The Assembly has been hearing from experts on the issue all weekend.

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