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#the eighth

# the-eighth - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll

A referendum is set to be held on the issue next year.

# the-eighth - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A man found dead in Meath and medals awarded to Siege of Jadotville soldiers.

# the-eighth - Thursday 30 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'

The Eighth Amendment Committee today discussed access to scans, counselling and other services.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Eighth Amendment Committee to decide on repeal or no repeal on 13 December The Eighth This post contains videos

Eighth Amendment Committee to decide on repeal or no repeal on 13 December

The committee is to begin drafting a report on its recommendations after 13 December.

# the-eighth - Saturday 25 November, 2017

How much would a general election delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment?

For one, a summer referendum would be out the window.

# the-eighth - Thursday 23 November, 2017

As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision'

The Eighth Amendment Committee today focused on obstetric medicine in the Netherlands.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'

Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon

Two members of the committee have accused the proceedings of being biased.

# the-eighth - 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.

# the-eighth - 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.

US doctor rejects invite to 'kangaroo court' Eighth Amendment Committee

Martin J McCaffrey says he will not be attending.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

People were polled with the same questions as the Citizens' Assembly. Here's what they said

The Citizens’ Assembly had an almost two-thirds majority vote (64%) for access to abortion on request at least in early pregnancy.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Ronan Mullen said his comment about Savita Halappanavar 'could be reworded'. Here's what he said

A defiant Mullen rejected all criticisms of his comments in a statement today.

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.

Mattie McGrath storms out of 'biased' Eighth Amendment Committee

Mattie McGrath had asked members of Sinn Féin to reveal where Jean McConville’s body was buried before storming out.

# the-eighth - 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 - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance

Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.

# the-eighth - 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.

# the-eighth - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Column: Exploding the myths about 'live birth abortions'

It is time for those who profess to hold a high moral plane to demonstrate some respect for bereaved families and the memories of their dead babies, writes Gerry Edwards.

# the-eighth - 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.

# the-eighth - 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.

# the-eighth - 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.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'Abortion on demand' or 'requesting healthcare'? Eighth Committee debates human rights

The Eighth Amendment Committee is met for the third time today.

# the-eighth - 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.

Taoiseach has no recollection of 'walking away' from LCD Soundsystem guitarist

Leo Varadkar told reporters today that he had “no difficulty” talking politics on social occasions.

# the-eighth - Sunday 1 October, 2017

How Dublin's March for Choice was reported around the world

Reuters, the New York Times and French newspaper Le Monde covered the demonstration.

# the-eighth - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Photos: Thousands take part in March for Choice in Dublin city centre

Meanwhile, the pro-life campaign is holding awareness events at 21 locations across the country.

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.

# the-eighth - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Second Dublin hotel cancels pro-life meeting after alleged death threats against staff

Two venues have cancelled the event in the last week.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one'

Member of maternity services advocacy group argues that language in the 2018 referendum could alienate the many people who could have deciding vote.

'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.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

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

Justice Mary Laffoy spoke before the 22 member committee.

A referendum on the Eighth will be shaped by these 22 politicians. Here are their views on abortion

An Oireachtas committee meets for the first time in public today.

# the-eighth - 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 - 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.

# the-eighth - Saturday 22 April, 2017

No repeal: Citizens’ Assembly recommends replacing or amending Eighth Amendment Abortion This post contains videos

No repeal: Citizens’ Assembly recommends replacing or amending Eighth Amendment

The Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendation will be sent to the Oireachtas.

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.

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