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#Eighth Amendment

# eighth-amendment - Monday 7 May, 2018

Anti-amendment Dún Laoghaire bucked the national trend in '83. We went to talk to locals this week
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Anti-amendment Dún Laoghaire bucked the national trend in '83. We went to talk to locals this week

May 7th 2018, 9:00 PM 27,587 Views 137 Comments

The ’83 debate was bitter and divisive. Those who lived through it say there’s a more informed debate on the doorsteps today.

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

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

May 7th 2018, 12:05 AM 86,478 Views 473 Comments

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

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?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

Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?

May 6th 2018, 7:45 AM 35,515 Views 165 Comments

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

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 5 May, 2018

'Force them to take responsibility': Press Ombudsman wants crackdown on Facebook misinformation
# Eighth Ref
# Eighth Ref

'Force them to take responsibility': Press Ombudsman wants crackdown on Facebook misinformation

May 5th 2018, 1:00 PM 14,420 Views 63 Comments

Peter Feeney called for stricter regulation on social media at a conference in Dublin this week.

Priests ask for an end to referendum campaigning at mass
# Pulpit
# Pulpit

Priests ask for an end to referendum campaigning at mass

May 5th 2018, 10:22 AM 48,251 Views 235 Comments

The Save the 8th campaign says it will not decline invitations.

Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

May 5th 2018, 6:00 AM 32,399 Views 61 Comments

Some 27,000 students have registered in recent months.

Q&A: What will we be asked to vote on in the Eighth Amendment referendum?
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Q&A: What will we be asked to vote on in the Eighth Amendment referendum?

May 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 29,501 Views 195 Comments

You asked, we answer.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 4 May, 2018

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

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

May 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 133,326 Views 185 Comments

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

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Graphic abortion posters displayed outside Rotunda again despite requests from hospital not to
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Graphic abortion posters displayed outside Rotunda again despite requests from hospital not to

May 3rd 2018, 8:01 PM 36,002 Views 41 Comments

The Irish Centre for Bioethical Reform conducted the displays outside the hospital today.

Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?

May 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 48,124 Views 192 Comments

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?
# Termination
# Termination

Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain?

May 3rd 2018, 3:00 PM 40,408 Views 2 Comments

It depends on a number of factors, including how far along the pregnancy is.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Concerns over mystery Facebook ads claiming to offer 'unbiased facts' on Eighth Referendum
# Data
# Data

Concerns over mystery Facebook ads claiming to offer 'unbiased facts' on Eighth Referendum

May 1st 2018, 6:00 AM 28,060 Views 161 Comments

Facebook users were targeted over the weekend with advertisements directing them to a website which has since disappeared.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 30 April, 2018

LoveBoth says 'women can't be trusted' campaign poster is fake
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

LoveBoth says 'women can't be trusted' campaign poster is fake

Apr 30th 2018, 12:32 PM 43,603 Views 298 Comments

LoveBoth has sought to clarify that this poster is not part of its campaign, nor was the use of the organisation’s logo or name authorised.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate

Apr 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 75,148 Views 235 Comments

Her name and face are known the country over. She left a mark on Ireland, its medical care and its laws.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Explainer: Here's what the proposed legislation says about abortion up to six months
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Explainer: Here's what the proposed legislation says about abortion up to six months

Apr 28th 2018, 12:05 AM 64,988 Views 416 Comments

New billboards launched this week have raised questions about access to terminations after 12 weeks if the Eighth Amendment is repealed.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 27 April, 2018

Q & A: What do you want to know before voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum?
# 8th Referendum
# 8th Referendum

Q & A: What do you want to know before voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum?

Apr 27th 2018, 10:53 PM 34,227 Views 0 Comments

The vote is four weeks away.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Here's how to register to vote in the Eighth Amendment referendum
# Vote Vote Vote
# Vote Vote Vote

Here's how to register to vote in the Eighth Amendment referendum

Apr 25th 2018, 8:30 PM 24,458 Views 46 Comments

Time is running out.

'I think a lot of men are inclined to opt out and say 'this doesn't affect me'. But this is vitally important'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

'I think a lot of men are inclined to opt out and say 'this doesn't affect me'. But this is vitally important'

Apr 25th 2018, 11:07 AM 15,298 Views 325 Comments

Some of the most senior government ministers were out canvassing for a Yes vote in the Eighth Referendum at Stephen’s Green today.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

McDonald: 'I would prefer if Peadar Tóibín was not speaking out on abortion in this way'
# Abortion Referendum
# Abortion Referendum

McDonald: 'I would prefer if Peadar Tóibín was not speaking out on abortion in this way'

Apr 24th 2018, 8:30 PM 21,890 Views 75 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said party members that vote against party policy in the Dáil will face consequences.

'Sinn Féin is an absolute disgrace' - We spoke to the republican pro-lifers at the GPO today
# 8th Ref
# 8th Ref

'Sinn Féin is an absolute disgrace' - We spoke to the republican pro-lifers at the GPO today

Apr 24th 2018, 7:25 PM 30,747 Views 121 Comments

The event was held by a group called Cherish All the Children Equally.

Poll: Will you talk to your kids about the upcoming referendum?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: Will you talk to your kids about the upcoming referendum?

Apr 24th 2018, 4:20 PM 521 Views 1 Comment

The nation will cast its votes in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment at the end of May.

Most Irish people would rather campaign posters were banned in the run up to the referendum
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Most Irish people would rather campaign posters were banned in the run up to the referendum

Apr 24th 2018, 7:43 AM 14,621 Views 143 Comments

Things are getting tense in the build-up to the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, and many people would rather there were no campaign posters at all.

'Giving the facts': RefCom has published its information booklet on the upcoming vote
# On The Ballot
# On The Ballot

'Giving the facts': RefCom has published its information booklet on the upcoming vote

Apr 24th 2018, 6:21 AM 21,748 Views 74 Comments

The booklet will be delivered to 2.2 million homes.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 23 April, 2018

GAA responds to Save the 8th launch and says it has 'no position' on elections or referenda
# Abortion
# Abortion

GAA responds to Save the 8th launch and says it has 'no position' on elections or referenda

Apr 23rd 2018, 3:13 PM 42,773 Views 206 Comments

It comes after a group of GAA athletes called for a No vote in the upcoming referendum.

'An attempt to suppress democracy': Removal of Labour's referendum posters reported to gardaí
# Reported
# Reported

'An attempt to suppress democracy': Removal of Labour's referendum posters reported to gardaí

Apr 23rd 2018, 12:16 PM 15,871 Views 122 Comments

A member of the public sent a video of people removing the Yes posters in Limerick city to Jan O’Sullivan TD.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?
# Referendum
# Referendum

Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?

Apr 22nd 2018, 8:30 PM 14,503 Views 159 Comments

Get yourself up to speed.

Almost half of voters want to repeal Eighth Amendment
# Referendum
# Referendum

Almost half of voters want to repeal Eighth Amendment

Apr 22nd 2018, 10:44 AM 47,813 Views 419 Comments

A referendum will take place on 25 May.

Council enforces ban so referendum groups can't use community venues for public meetings
# Fingal
# Fingal

Council enforces ban so referendum groups can't use community venues for public meetings

Apr 22nd 2018, 8:00 AM 12,226 Views 102 Comments

The council said this is a long-standing policy, but it recently contacted councillors to remind them of its existence after a public meeting in Baldoyle.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 21 April, 2018

'They're confused - they don't know what to believe': Canvassing for hearts, minds (and votes) in the Dublin commuter belt
# To The Streets
# To The Streets

'They're confused - they don't know what to believe': Canvassing for hearts, minds (and votes) in the Dublin commuter belt

Apr 21st 2018, 10:00 PM 28,786 Views 250 Comments

We joined the trail in Drogheda and Ratoath with Save the 8th and Together for Yes.

'We still wrong women in Ireland today': Fine Gael launch referendum campaign
# Eighth
# Eighth

'We still wrong women in Ireland today': Fine Gael launch referendum campaign

Apr 21st 2018, 4:30 PM 13,886 Views 149 Comments

Meanwhile, an event organised by Doctors for Life heard the Eighth Amendment hasn’t impinged on how doctors and nurses deliver healthcare.

Poll: Have you checked to see if you're on the voting register?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you checked to see if you're on the voting register?

Apr 21st 2018, 9:15 AM 14,260 Views 62 Comments

The referendum will take place on 25 May.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 20 April, 2018

The Repeal The Eighth mural in Temple Bar is being taken down... again
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

The Repeal The Eighth mural in Temple Bar is being taken down... again

Apr 20th 2018, 6:04 PM 35,172 Views 118 Comments

The mural will be painted over at 11am on Monday.

Nearly half of people in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment, latest poll finds
# Five Weeks To Go
# Five Weeks To Go

Nearly half of people in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment, latest poll finds

Apr 20th 2018, 7:17 AM 37,301 Views 399 Comments

One in five people, meanwhile, have said that they are not sure how they’re going to vote.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Poll: Are you registered to vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

Apr 19th 2018, 9:18 AM 17,479 Views 108 Comments

Some people are having trouble finding themselves on the online register.

Here's why 'In Her Shoes' is an extremely important resource for people who are undecided on the 8th Amendment
# In Her Shoes
From The Daily Edge
# In Her Shoes

Here's why 'In Her Shoes' is an extremely important resource for people who are undecided on the 8th Amendment

Apr 19th 2018, 8:00 AM 8,030 Views 8 Comments

The Facebook group gives a voice to those directly affected by the 8th Amendment.

Can't find yourself on the checktheregister.ie? Don't worry, it's highly likely you're still able to vote
# Eighth Referendum
# Eighth Referendum

Can't find yourself on the checktheregister.ie? Don't worry, it's highly likely you're still able to vote

Apr 19th 2018, 6:05 AM 26,295 Views 18 Comments

People have been having issues finding out if they’re still registered, but it’s unlikely to be because they’ve been de-registered to vote.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Love Both launches its referendum campaign and criticises 12 weeks proposal for abortion
# The 8th
# The 8th

Love Both launches its referendum campaign and criticises 12 weeks proposal for abortion

Apr 18th 2018, 12:46 PM 22,392 Views 193 Comments

The camapign claimed today that proposed legislation is worse than the UK system.

Dublin City Council has received 30 complaints about referendum posters
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Dublin City Council has received 30 complaints about referendum posters

Apr 18th 2018, 12:05 AM 41,699 Views 151 Comments

But councils, the Gardaí, and the advertising authority don’t have powers to take down inaccurate or offensive posters.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

'A complete fabrication' - You cannot be taken off the electoral register by phone
# Check The Register
# Check The Register

'A complete fabrication' - You cannot be taken off the electoral register by phone

Apr 17th 2018, 6:00 AM 19,536 Views 16 Comments

A number of people on Twitter had suggested the idea in recent days.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 15 April, 2018

How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?
# Medical Abortion
# Medical Abortion

How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?

Apr 15th 2018, 10:00 PM 38,657 Views 78 Comments

“They’d be more nervous telling a doctor they don’t know. Oftentimes, they might say they’re miscarrying.”