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#the eighth amendment

# the-eighth-amendment - Yesterday’s News

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

Campaign group Together For Yes was launched in Dublin today.

# the-eighth-amendment - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

TV and radio stations warned using stopwatch can 'straitjacket' referendum debates

“When somebody is brought into the studio, the instinct is ‘I must bring somebody with the other viewpoint into the studio as well’. That’s not the case.”

# the-eighth-amendment - Thursday 8 March, 2018

What the 'unborn' ruling means for the Eighth Amendment referendum

Yesterday, the Supreme Court clarified that the unborn does not have constitutional rights outside of the Eighth Amendment.

# the-eighth-amendment - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution

The Taoiseach had previously halted publishing the draft legislation for the Eighth referendum pending the ruling.

# the-eighth-amendment - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Abortion referendum proposed for May, but 12-week law goes too far for Coveney

During the four-hour long special meeting on the issue there was division on the question of unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks.

# the-eighth-amendment - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Varadkar said he was in favour of changing Ireland’s abortion laws.

# the-eighth-amendment - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

'This is a time for political courage not political cowardice' - Zappone calls for leadership on the Eighth

Zappone made reference to those, including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who have not spoken.

# the-eighth-amendment - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Members of Eighth Amendment Committee receive letter warning of 'excommunication'

Senator Lynn Ruane said she’d never seen that level of detail in a package sent to her office before.

# the-eighth-amendment - Monday 11 September, 2017

Politicians are about to get down to the business of scoping out an abortion referendum

The Committee on the Eighth Amendment meets formally for the first time this week.

# the-eighth-amendment - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

'As the first TD to speak about my abortion, I hope to dispel the shame'

I’m delighted to have the chance to explain why I’m so passionate about repealing the Eighth Amendment, writes Brid Smith.

# the-eighth-amendment - Friday 30 June, 2017

Citizens' Assembly - here's what individual members said about the Eighth Amendment

The personal opinions of the members of the Citizens’ Assembly directly influenced five additional recommendations.

# the-eighth-amendment - Friday 5 May, 2017

Rights groups hit out after Micheál Martin declines to say if he supports abortion in cases of rape

TFMR Ireland called on Martin to “give us honest, complete answers” in relation to his stance on abortion.

# the-eighth-amendment - Monday 24 April, 2017

Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year

The Citizens’ Assembly has made recommended sweeping changes be implemented regarding Ireland’s abortion laws.

# the-eighth-amendment - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'It's about parental equality': Citizens' Assembly will not hear from fathers' group

The group argues the future of an embryo or a child should be a collaborative decision.

# the-eighth-amendment - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Poll: Should independent ministers be given a free vote on the Repeal the Eighth bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should independent ministers be given a free vote on the Repeal the Eighth bill?

Health Minister Simon Harris is hoping a technical counter-motion will be a good enough compromise for independent TDs.

# the-eighth-amendment - Friday 14 October, 2016

Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators?

A number of TDs wore Repeal jumpers in the chamber last month.

# the-eighth-amendment - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Pictures: Thousands throng Dublin city centre for pro choice rally

Demonstrations took place in major cities across Europe in solidarity with the Dublin march.

# the-eighth-amendment - Monday 22 August, 2016

Health Minister thanks two women who live-tweeted their abortion journey

Simon Harris took the somewhat surprising action of thanking the two women directly.