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# the-eighth - Today’s News

It's polling day: Here's everything you need to know about the next 48 hours

The chair of the Referendum Commission is urging people to “use your vote” today.

# the-eighth - Yesterday’s News

Temperatures on polling day are set to reach 23 degrees

Tomorrow is to be mainly sunny.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

'G'wan Mary Lou!' - Sinn Féin's leader is a hit on the canvass but insists it's no election dry run

McDonald says her first campaign as leader is not practice for a general election.

Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum Exclusive

An investigation by TheJournal.ie and OpenDemocracy has found that at least two pro-life groups have applied for copies of the register for different local authorities.

Each side playing the blame game as fallout from the Prime Time debate no-show rolls over The Show Must Go On This post contains videos

Each side playing the blame game as fallout from the Prime Time debate no-show rolls over

Cora Sherlock has denied pulling out of last night’s Prime Time debate.

Giant 'No' sign removed from Dublin Mountains, says pro-life group

The sign was taken down after the land owner received a number of concerned calls.

How many women in Ireland request abortion pills? How safe are they? Are they illegal?

And how much will they cost if abortion is legalised in Ireland?

# the-eighth - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Doctor who led inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death calls for Yes vote 'for women’s health and rights'

He also refuted claims that sepsis was the only cause of her death.

# the-eighth - Monday 21 May, 2018

Up to 125,000 people register to vote ahead of Eighth Amendment referendum

The National Youth Council of Ireland says new figures represent an “unprecedented surge of voter registration”.

# the-eighth - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote

Savita Halappanavar died on 28 October 2012 at University Hospital Galway.

# the-eighth - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Families of those who died in road accidents 'upset' at placing of white crosses in Donegal

A Donegal Pro-Life campaigner told TheJournal.ie that “this is our version of posters”.

# the-eighth - Friday 18 May, 2018

Renua calls for No vote and questions the number of abortion pills used in Ireland 8th Ref This post contains videos

Renua calls for No vote and questions the number of abortion pills used in Ireland

The party acknowledged abortion pills are a problem but said it does not have a specific policy to deal with them.

Leo Varadkar: It's 'only a matter of time' before a woman dies after taking abortion pills unsupervised

The Taoiseach told RTÉ about why he’s voting ‘Yes’.

Pro-life group says the 'No' on Ben Bulben was 'vandalised' and removed

Pictures from this morning show only remnants of the sign remaining.

# the-eighth - Thursday 17 May, 2018

An Taisce lodges complaint over huge 'No' sign placed on Benbulben by pro-life group

Work on the sign began at 4am this morning and it has now been completed.

Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'

She said women need to be “placed at the centre of their own care”.

Opinion poll: Repeal side still leads with a week to go but it is losing support

A new Irish Times poll outs the gap between the two sides at 12 percentage points.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Catherine Noone says pro-life booklet is attempt to 'fool' voters

Save the 8th has rejected her claim.

Catherine Noone: Claire Byrne Live debate was 'a demeaning environment' 8th Ref This post contains videos

Catherine Noone: Claire Byrne Live debate was 'a demeaning environment'

The Senator said there was “a level of aggression” from the No side that she found difficult.

26 psychiatrists write to Simon Harris with concerns about Eighth legislation

The letter states that it was misleading for the government to “continually present abortion as a form of ‘treatment’.”

# the-eighth - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Thousands of Irish women have been made 'refugees' by Eighth Amendment, says former Supreme Court justice

Lawyers for Yes has published an online database of legal professionals who are in favour of a Yes vote.

# the-eighth - Sunday 13 May, 2018

McGrath accuses Taoiseach of lobbying for ban on online referendum adverts

The No side said earlier this week that the government had a hand in lobbying for the Google decision to ban all adverts.

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?

Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.

# the-eighth - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Facebook feature shows official Eighth Amendment campaign pages are being managed by accounts located abroad

A new Facebook feature silently went live for a period yesterday showing where managers of pages are located.

# the-eighth - Friday 11 May, 2018

Bishop suggests that abortion after rape is 'sometimes far worse' than rape itself

The Bishop of Ossory Dr Dermot Farrell expressed concerns that if the Eighth was repealed “it would be difficult to restrict”.

The new head of the GP union is younger than Simon Harris - and has a big battle on his hands

Ireland’s newest doctors are fleeing the country – but the latest head of Ireland’s GP union, the NAGP, Maitiú Ó Tuathail is only 29.

# the-eighth - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Together for Yes says its donations page was shut down by a cyber attack

The attack came from within Ireland and lasted for 30 minutes, the campaign group said.

'I was nine weeks pregnant when I took an abortion pill - after staring at it for hours'

“I was in a very bad situation where continuing a pregnancy just wasn’t possible, health wise or financially.”

# the-eighth - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Google and YouTube to suspend all ads on Eighth Amendment referendum

The ban will include ads on YouTube, and will take effect from tomorrow.

# the-eighth - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'Whatever I have to do, I'll do it': Voters rush to get on the register before the 5pm cut-off

Before the deadline closed, we spoke to some prospective voters in Dublin city about why they registered today.

Harris says graphic posters hung outside his constituency office are upsetting to him and his family

The posters do not comply with electoral legislation.

The deadline to register to vote is today, here's what you need to know Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

The deadline to register to vote is today, here's what you need to know

It’s not too late to register but you need to get your skates on.

Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources

Facebook said that it will not allow any ads coming from foreign sources which are deemed to be “attempting to influence the outcome of the vote on May 25″.

Pregnancy timeline: When does the heart, brain, and face form?

We don’t know where life begins – but here’s what we do know about what develops when during a pregnancy.

# the-eighth - Monday 7 May, 2018

Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions 8th Amendment This post contains videos

Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions

More than 170,000 females have travelled to another country for a termination since 1980.

# the-eighth - Sunday 6 May, 2018

8 out of 10 voters in this area backed the Eighth Amendment in '83. We went to talk to locals this week

How are the campaigns shaping up in traditionally conservative Roscommon and east Mayo?

Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?

Will taxpayers cover the cost of abortion under the public system?

# the-eighth - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote

Some 27,000 students have registered in recent months.

# the-eighth - Friday 4 May, 2018

'The nurses asked how we planned to keep him cold. This wasn't something we were prepared for'

Things need to change in Ireland though; I don’t want any other people to have to go through what we did.

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