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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# repeal the eighth

This year
Despite a free vote, no FF TDs and just one FG TD voted in favour of PBP's abortion bill
The spotlight will be on the soldiers of destiny as to whether they have learned lessons from the past.
All time
'There's 35 years of history there': Documentary takes behind-the-scenes look at Together For Yes campaign
Anna Rodgers, the director of When Women Won, discusses the importance of history when it comes to the ‘repeal’ campaign.
Abortion services will be available in Ireland from today
Women who have been given a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormalities will be able to legally avail of early termination of pregnancy.
Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week
It is likely the landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil at the earliest next week.
'The deepest respect': Emma Watson pays tribute to Savita Halappanavar
She paid tribute to her in a letter published in Porter magazine.
Large crowds as March for Choice takes place in Dublin
This was the seventh annual March for Choice and the first since the Eighth Amendment was removed from the Constitution.
Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris
The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week
'Ireland shedding its old skin', but will that include Fianna Fáil?
While the celebrations were all about women, when the dust settles, there will be a political aftermath to deal with.
This dog being held up like Simba became a star of Dublin Castle during yesterday's celebrations
A symbol of hope and cuteness.
There was talk that Dublin Castle would be muted. That is not what happened
There was talk that there would be a much more muted, sombre celebration at this referendum result. But how wrong people were.
16 touching moments from this historic day in Ireland
It’s been emotional.
Will you be out celebrating the referendum results this evening?
Done and dusted.
Just 15 great responses to the referendum's landslide exit polls
It was an emotional night.
Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'
Health Minister Simon Harris stopped by Moore Street today to launch the ‘It’s Time to Talk’ referendum campaign.
Repeal The Eighth mural returns to Temple Bar
The artwork, by street artist Maser, was commissioned nearly two years ago.
Referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment to be held on Friday 25 May
Minister Eoghan Murphy made the announcement this afternoon.
Special Cabinet meeting to consider final wording of Eighth Amendment referendum
Ministers will also consider and publish the Referendum Bill which formally allows for a referendum to be called.
Taoiseach to make his own views known on abortion in a 'couple of weeks'
The were calls for the Taoiseach to put his views on abortion on the record today.
These amazing Uterus Prime jumpers have gone on sale ahead of the March for Choice
“Bodily autonomy is the right of all sentient beings.”
The Onion absolutely skewered Ireland's strict abortion laws in a piece yesterday
We’re making The Onion for all the wrong reasons.
'I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of special Dáil committee are anti-choice' - Smith
Solidarity-PBP says a referendum on abortion should be held before the autumn.
Abortion Rights Campaign gives back €23,000 US donation
The $24,999 was donated by US billionaire George Soros’ Open Societies Foundation.
Face-off as pro-life and pro-choice campaigners protest on Dame St
The ad-hoc protest involved hundreds of pro-choice campaigners who had earlier taken part in the Strike for Repeal protest.
'Get out of our lives': Call for abortion penalty to be reduced to €1 fine
A new bill aimed at decriminalising abortion in Ireland will be debated by the Dáil tomorrow.
Abortion as an option in Ireland? Just 28% are in favour of it
Most people are opposed to a choice in all circumstances.
Repeal the Eighth Bill blocked in the Dáil after government deal
Fine Gael, the Independent Alliance and independents in government took a unified approach to the issue.
Poll: Should independent ministers be given a free vote on the Repeal the Eighth bill?
Health Minister Simon Harris is hoping a technical counter-motion will be a good enough compromise for independent TDs.
Ruth Coppinger: 'The TDs who decided women's destinies in 1983 abortion debate still hold office'
Ruth Coppinger said her party will take the pay increase due to TDs, but it will go towards campaigns supports.
Coppinger on Zappone: 'She wore a Repeal jumper on the march and she won't vote for a repeal bill'
Speaking to, Coppinger said the AAA-PBP are calling on John Halligan, Shane Ross and Finian McGrath to stand by their principles and support the bill.
RTÉ says it asked senator to remove Repeal the Eighth badge to stop "unchallenged campaigning"
After the break in the show, Ó Ríordáin could be seen without the badge.
'Any politician that says repealing the Eighth doesn't come up on the doorsteps is living in cloud cuckoo land'
With the political landscape so uncertain, the current government is unlikely to rush a referendum through.
Repeal the Eighth campaigners call for referendum within 12 months
Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment said it has a number of concerns about the Citizens’ Assembly due to hold its first meeting next month.
'I know there are a dwindling band of fanatics out there': TD hits out after his office was vandalised
The Cork TD had attended the march for choice in Dublin city centre last Saturday.
Sydney Rose is 'disappointed' and 'confused' after festival chair Mary Kennedy condemned abortion comments
“The festival has been out there for years trying to dispel this ‘lovely girl competition’ image…”
The Sydney Rose is winning praise for speaking out on Repeal The 8th
“I think it’s time to give women a say over their reproductive rights.”
Poll: Should the members of the citizens' assembly be anonymous?
Their names will be published on the citizens’ assembly website.
Ireland has been told by the UN Human Rights Council to change its abortion laws
A total of 262 recommendations were made to Ireland by other states regarding human rights.
RuPaul's Drag Race led a Repeal the 8th chant at their Dublin show last night
“Hey Ireland — repeal the 8th!”
Pat Kenny: 'My voice couldn't even be heard in case an Irish person was nearby'
The veteran broadcaster has spoken of the challenges he faced while reporting on abortion in the United Kingdom.
James Reilly has reignited the abortion debate by calling for an early referendum
Enda Kenny has said Fine Gael won’t commit to a vote if the party is reelected.