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Fake news in the referendum: Did you fall for it?
UCC and UCD psychological study ‘implanted’ false memories in survey to explore how they might affect votes.
Q&A: The answers to your questions about the Eighth Amendment referendum
You’ve been submitting your questions – and here are the answers.
Here's your guide to voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum
What time do polling stations close at? What will the ballot paper say?
'A defining moment for our generation': Why emigrants are coming home to vote
Thousands of Irish people are coming #HomeToVote in tomorrow’s referendum.
Q&A: Can the 'hard cases' be dealt with while still retaining the Eighth Amendment?
It’s been a big question in recent days.
FactCheck: Is Ireland's proposed abortion legislation more extreme than British law?
We take a look at a recent claim made about this.
Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future?
Many of our readers had questions about the legislative process, and trusting politicians.
How do Ireland's proposed abortion laws compare with Europe?
It has been compared to the UK, but how does it stack up to other countries?
Q&A: Does the Eighth have to be repealed to legislate for fatal foetal abnormality cases?
The government’s legal advice and the position of the courts on the Eighth Amendment have tied the hands of legislators in the past.
Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?
Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.
Q&A: If the Eighth is repealed, what role would the Supreme Court play in abortion laws?
Could we see judicial interference? Constitutional expert Assistant Professor David Kenny examines the issue.
Sign up to get answers to the big questions about the referendum
Our new email newsletter will answer your questions in the run-up to the referendum.
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.
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.
Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?
Will taxpayers cover the cost of abortion under the public system?
Q&A: What will we be asked to vote on in the Eighth Amendment referendum?
You asked, we answer.
FactCheck: Does abortion increase the risk of a woman developing breast cancer?
A paid-for advertisement on Facebook is surfacing on Irish user pages, claiming this is the case. We examine the evidence.
Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?
The use of abortion pills and pregnancy as a result of rape impacted the decision.
Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain?
It depends on a number of factors, including how far along the pregnancy is.
Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate
Her name and face are known the country over. She left a mark on Ireland, its medical care and its laws.
Explainer: Here's what the proposed legislation says about abortion up to six months
New billboards launched this week have raised questions about access to terminations after 12 weeks if the Eighth Amendment is repealed.
FactCheck: Are 1 in 5 babies in England aborted?
We look at the facts behind a Save the 8th campaign poster.
Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?
Get yourself up to speed.
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.
From 1983 to 2018: A history of the Eighth Amendment
Ireland will vote on the controversial Constitutional amendment in eight weeks time.
FactCheck: Are 90% of babies with Down syndrome in Britain aborted?
We take a look at a claim in a poster used in a new campaign by Save the 8th.