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# Repeal

This year
Ireland voted for Repeal five years ago, where are we now with abortion services?
Campaigners told The Journal that recommendations made in a recent review of the legislation must be acted upon swiftly.
Last year
Online archive of messages left at Savita mural expected to be accessible by 2023
Online record of over 1,200 messages will be part of Archiving Reproductive Health project.
All time
6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment
These are the first official figures published since Ireland’s liberalised abortion laws came into effect from 1 January 2019.
Irish Bishops say people who voted for repeal 'may not be entirely happy with their choice’ one year on
Today marks exactly one year since the result of the referendum was announced
Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s'
A new report said some leaders are using “bully tactics” to “demonise and persecute” vulnerable people.
Peadar Tóibín resigns from Sinn Féin and hints about setting up a new party
The TD was suspended from the party for six months because he voted against the abortion legislation in the Dáil.
'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.
'Ireland is the champion of progress at the moment, it's beating everyone else hands down'
Columnist and author Caitlin Moran gives her view on Ireland post-Eighth referendum, and on what it means to be famous.
Your Repeal fire will be reignited watching Felicity Jones play ultra-feminist Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Notorious RBG is coming to a screen near you.
Campaigning for Repeal: 'My hijab made me a target. My brown skin made me a target'
Now I see why so few other Muslim girls chose to voice opinions about the referendum, writes Somaya Mahmud.
Ruth Coppinger: No Leo, this wasn't a 'quiet revolution'
It was the active involvement of tens of thousands on the ground in the referendum campaign – a social and political movement in itself – that was critical to the resounding win, writes Ruth Coppinger.
This dog being held up like Simba became a star of Dublin Castle during yesterday's celebrations
A symbol of hope and cuteness.
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.
A story for each of the 12 Irish women who will have an abortion today
Every day, 12 women across Ireland make this decision for incredible varying and complex reasons.
'Please come home Mam, I'm in agony': Parents of women who had crisis pregnancies urge Yes vote
Elaine Bedford spoke about her daughter’s experience taking abortion pills last year.
Vincent Browne: Let’s cease demanding more of women than we would dare demand of men
Writing in, Vincent Browne argues for a Yes vote on Friday.
Here's what 10 first time voters have got to say about the upcoming referendum
The atmosphere in secondary schools seems to vary greatly.
Here are some of the ways in which people who are too young to vote have been campaigning for the referendum
From Wexford to Westmeath, young people across the country have been involved.
Two Irish women told us what it was like being students during the 1983 Referendum
One voted for, one voted against the Amendment. How will they vote this time?
People weren't impressed with the behaviour of the audience on Claire Byrne's live referendum debate
There was heckling, laughter, whooping and abuse from audience members during the debate.
#WhoNeedsYourYes: People on Twitter are explaining who their Yes vote will honour
So poignant.
Broke or time poor? You can help Together for Yes by doing this one tiny thing
Seriously, this will make a massive difference
LoveBoth says 'women can't be trusted' campaign poster is fake
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.
RuPaul's Drag Race star Sharon Needles gave a shout-out to the repeal movement during her Dublin gig
The performer has been vocal about the Eighth Amendment in the past.
Dublin City Council directs 'The Question of the Eighth' event be cancelled at literature festival
The event in question was due to be held on Monday 21 May – four days before the Eighth Amendment referendum.
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.
Love Both: 'We need hospice care for terminally ill babies, not abortion'
The pro-life movement today said the government should be working harder to help families of babies with life-limiting conditions.
Why we need more male sports stars to come out in support of Together For Yes
We need more men like Richie Sadlier and Eamon McGee to step up.
'Tell me what's offensive about this': Ruth Coppinger holds up Repeal sign in Dáil chamber
Coppinger held up the poster while asking the Taoiseach about the removal of a Repeal mural outside Dublin city’s Project Arts Centre.
'You can't paint over a movement': Repeal mural removed from Temple Bar (again)
The Charities Regulator has defended its decision to say the Project Arts Centre could lose its charitable status if the mural remained.
'An attempt to suppress democracy': Removal of Labour's referendum posters reported to gardaí
A member of the public sent a video of people removing the Yes posters in Limerick city to Jan O’Sullivan TD.
Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?
Get yourself up to speed.
Watch this 10 minute film that RTÉ can't broadcast until after the Referendum
It’s the visual accompaniment to ‘In Her Shoes’.
Michelle Visage urged men to get involved with the upcoming referendum on abortion while she was speaking in Limerick
“At the end of the day, guys, we need your vote.”
Minister establishes Referendum Commission for Eighth Amendment referendum
Earlier, Simon Harris outlined details of a policy paper on the proposed abortion legislation.
'Name the date': Large crowd takes part in March for Repeal in Dublin city centre
The march was organised by the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.
Amnesty launches case challenging standards watchdog's order that it return €137,000
The money was donated to the group in order to fund activities around the Eighth Amendment.
Poll: Will you vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment?
The government has agreed to hold a referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment.