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# Abortion Debate

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Day one of Citizens' Assembly hears people with 'diverse views' are 'destroyed' on social media
The Taoiseach says that people with ‘diverse views’ can be ‘ridiculed’ online.
New poll shows the vast majority of Irish people want Eighth Amendment repealed
Most, however, do not want to see UK-style abortion laws in Ireland
Irish pro-life group want to get rid of "incompatible with life" phrase
A group of four families are set to travel to Geneva.
Opinion: In Ireland a pregnancy must continue even if a woman is raped, suicidal or clinically dead
Pregnancy isn’t as black and white as we would like. There are fatal foetal abnormalities, health risks, complications, and pregnancy from rape and incest. In each instance our laws allow one outcome: have the child.
Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke 'in a personal capacity' on abortion issue
Taoiseach Enda Kenny was responding to Varadkar’s comments last night that the 8th Amendment was too restrictive.
Candlelight vigils will mark second anniversary of Savita's death
The vigils will take place in Dublin and Galway.
Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care
Remove abortion from the picture and we are still left with the highly troubling instance of a young, vulnerable women left traumatised by her encounter with the health service.
'Sad and depressed' but not 'actively suicidal' - the HSE's verdict on Ms Y
RTÉ Prime Time has revealed that the HSE believes there was “an overall lack of coordination” in the handling of the case.
Dáil bar is exempt from holding a licence and its operation will not change
In a letter to Gerry Adams TD, the Oireachtas Joint sub-Committee on Administration said that the bar ‘operates on the basis of parliamentary privilege’.
'It's a members facility'. Ceann Comhairle denies Dáil bar is there for drinking
Seán Barrett says the facility is there to give members somewhere to go when the Dáil is not in session.
Pints, wine and scones: Nearly €7k spent in Dáil bars during late night abortion debate
The amount spent on pints of lager and Guinness as well as Snack bars and Club Milks as TDs debated the landmark abortion legislation is laid bare in documents obtained and published today by TheJournal.ie.
Oireachtas bars turned over €300,000 last year
The Oireachtas bars do not “come under the same regulations as public bars”, a Freedom of Information request has confirmed.
Here's what a drink costs in the Leinster House bars
This is the price list from the bars in Leinster House, with a pint 60 cent cheaper than it is across the road and Racing UK on the televisions.
How much is the Leinster House members' bar owed by TDs and Senators?
If you guessed over €11,000, you were right.
Labour TD 'felt very sore' after secret recording of his views on abortion
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin was one of two Labour TDs whose views on abortion were secretly recorded and published in a Sunday newspaper earlier this year.
'Disgusting and insensitive': Fianna Fáil senators condemn... Fianna Fáil senators
Meanwhile, the Seanad has passed committee stage of the abortion bill by 33 votes to 14 meaning it moves to its final stages next week.
Video: Labour senator in emotional appeal over graphic abortion language
Tensions are running high in the Seanad as the debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill continues.
40 girls under 18 became pregnant following a rape in 2011
A total of 17 Irish women who became pregnant due to a rape terminated the pregnancy in 2011. Nine were under the age of 18.
Róisín Shortall has pop at "arrogant" Government
The former junior minister said it was clear the Government would brook no Opposition changes to abortion legislation from the outset.
‘No excuses, I just shouldn’t have done it’ – Tom Barry
The Cork East TD says that Áine Collins has accepted his apology for grabbing her during a break in last night’s abortion debate.
Taoiseach defends marathon Dáil sitting, says he's "hopeful" of a final vote today
TDs will be back in the Dáil to discuss the Protection of Life Bill at 5pm, with the session to be adjourned by midnight if not concluded before then.
Male TD pulls female colleague into his lap - in the Dáil chamber
Fine Gael TD Tom Barry grabbed his colleague Áine Collins during a break in the abortion debate, but Fine Gael say there ‘was no malice involved’.
The abortion debate - what happens next?
The Dáil sat until 5am debating proposed amendments to the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill and will begin again at 4pm.
'A slur on the women of Ireland': Shatter slams abortion bill opponents
Meanwhile it appears the majority of Fianna Fáil TDs will oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill as a marathon Dáil debate continues.
Column: The new abortion law attempts to add clarity, but the Savita case could happen again
Forcing doctors to wait to see a ‘risk to life’ rather than just a ‘risk to health’ to a woman when considering performing an abortion could result in it becoming too late, write Dr Mary Favier and Dr Ciara Flynn.
Reilly: I don’t want to make a big deal of the threat to burn down my home
The Health Minister has revealed he received a letter to his home “threatening arson”
TD warned: 'Your days are numbered, check under your car'
Waterford deputy John Halligan has received a death threat in the wake of his criticism of the actions of some pro-life campaigners in the Dáil this week.
Column: Abortion is too important an issue for disrespectful debate
Fighting each other will get us nowhere – Ireland needs to have a genuinely respectful and mature debate about this serious issue, writes Laura Larkin.
Pro Choice group plans to counter protest Pro Life demo
The protests are being held at the same time on Saturday, 19 January at 4.30pm in the Merrion Square area.
Poll: Should Ireland's abortion laws be changed?
The European Court of Human Rights is to rule on whether Ireland’s abortion laws violate women’s human rights. Have your say on whether Ireland’s abortion laws should be revisited.
Couple 'considering abortion' create online poll
A couple in the US say that they are putting the fate of their unborn child to the public vote.