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# x-case - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion

Jun 12th 2016, 8:00 AM 14,928 Views 81 Comments

The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.

# x-case - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Opinion: We must repeal the eighth amendment
# Abortion
# Abortion

Opinion: We must repeal the eighth amendment

Sep 6th 2014, 12:00 PM 900 Views 234 Comments

The presence of the eighth amendment is putting the life, health or well-being of certain pregnant woman at risk.

# x-case - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here's why...
# No More To Do
# No More To Do

No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here's why...

Aug 19th 2014, 4:56 PM 13,787 Views 152 Comments

Analysis: The government legislated for abortion last summer and is highly unlikely to touch the issue again in its current lifetime.

# x-case - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Jul 20th 2014, 7:53 PM 16,808 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Rory McIlroy, Gaza, and the fate of MH17 victims.

'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X
# One Year On
# One Year On

'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X

Jul 20th 2014, 7:50 PM 29,378 Views 105 Comments

One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.

# x-case - Friday 12 July, 2013

This is the moment the Dáil passed X Case legislation
# Abortion
# Abortion

This is the moment the Dáil passed X Case legislation

Jul 12th 2013, 8:28 AM 9,540 Views 65 Comments

The vote result was met with a smattering of applause in the Chamber at about 12.30am this morning.

# x-case - Thursday 11 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Jul 11th 2013, 8:56 AM 7,357 Views 4 Comments

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# x-case - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Column: The language of the abortion debate has been cruel and unfair – on both sides
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The language of the abortion debate has been cruel and unfair – on both sides

Jul 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 253 Views 43 Comments

Tonight’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill probably won’t end the public debate about abortion – and the women we all claim to care about deserve better than the unfair language that has been used recently, writes Aisling Twomey.

# x-case - Thursday 4 July, 2013

What next for the abortion bill?
# Bill To A Law
# Bill To A Law

What next for the abortion bill?

Jul 4th 2013, 8:49 AM 4,750 Views 40 Comments

Committee Stage is over. So where to next for the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013?

# x-case - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Jul 2nd 2013, 8:54 AM 9,053 Views 10 Comments

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

These TDs are voting against the proposed abortion laws
# What We Know
# What We Know

These TDs are voting against the proposed abortion laws

Jul 2nd 2013, 8:03 AM 7,334 Views 149 Comments

Fine Gael could lose up to 10 deputies as the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 goes to a vote.

# x-case - Monday 1 July, 2013

Lucinda Creighton strongly criticises abortion legislation – but doesn’t say how she’ll vote
# Abortion
# Abortion

Lucinda Creighton strongly criticises abortion legislation – but doesn’t say how she’ll vote

Jul 1st 2013, 8:16 PM 13,902 Views 209 Comments

The Fine Gael TD called for significant amendments to be made to the legislation before the final vote on it.

Video + speech: Here's what Lucinda Creighton had to say on abortion legislation
# Dáil
# Dáil

Video + speech: Here's what Lucinda Creighton had to say on abortion legislation

Jul 1st 2013, 1:42 PM 11,404 Views 103 Comments

“I can only hope that logic and verifiable evidence will prevail and substantive amendments will be accepted to ensure that the rights of all human beings are protected with the full vigour of the law.”

# x-case - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Abortion Rights Campaign says it cannot support the abortion bill
# Abortion
# Abortion

Abortion Rights Campaign says it cannot support the abortion bill

Jun 27th 2013, 9:44 AM 6,356 Views 131 Comments

The campaign group has said that the legislation does not satisfy a European court ruling which called on Ireland to clarify its abortion laws.

# x-case - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Reilly says he won’t be afraid to suspend abortion service as bill introduced in Dáil
# Abortion
# Abortion

Reilly says he won’t be afraid to suspend abortion service as bill introduced in Dáil

Jun 20th 2013, 10:05 PM 9,757 Views 151 Comments

In a historic moment, the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has been introduced into the Dáil this morning.

TDs to hold first debates on new abortion bill today
# Abortion
# Abortion

TDs to hold first debates on new abortion bill today

Jun 20th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,919 Views 185 Comments

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill gets its first outing in the Dáil this afternoon, before votes next week.

# x-case - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Column: The party whip system is far too rigid – and it's offensive to democratic ideals
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The party whip system is far too rigid – and it's offensive to democratic ideals

Jun 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 81 Views 40 Comments

I have a lot of time for the Taoiseach, but his leadership has been autocratic and even authoritarian in a representative democracy and I find this unsettling, writes Larry Donnelly.

# x-case - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage'
# Abortion
# Abortion

Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage'

Jun 16th 2013, 1:21 PM 12,157 Views 183 Comments

The minister says, however, that the alternative is that the baby’s mother could die – ending both of their lives.

# x-case - Thursday 13 June, 2013

These are the three motions Peter Mathews put to the Fine Gael party last night
# Abortion
# Abortion

These are the three motions Peter Mathews put to the Fine Gael party last night

Jun 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 9,220 Views 61 Comments

The pro-life TD put forward motions for the proposed legislation to be scrapped, the suicide clause removed and for members to have a free vote at a parliamentary party meeting last night.

Abortion bill ‘ties the hands of many families’ as poll shows strong support
# Abortion
# Abortion

Abortion bill ‘ties the hands of many families’ as poll shows strong support

Jun 13th 2013, 7:59 AM 5,465 Views 52 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has been among those to initially respond to the publication of the draft Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

Abortion legislation approved and published
# Abortion
# Abortion

Abortion legislation approved and published

Jun 13th 2013, 6:24 AM 4,652 Views 45 Comments

Download the document in full here.

# x-case - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Final text of abortion bill to be published after Cabinet's green light
# Abortion
# Abortion

Final text of abortion bill to be published after Cabinet's green light

Jun 12th 2013, 4:26 PM 3,912 Views 65 Comments

Ministers agreed to the content of the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill at a special meeting this morning.

Ministers to discuss abortion laws at special meeting
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Ministers to discuss abortion laws at special meeting

Jun 12th 2013, 6:43 AM 2,511 Views 40 Comments

Legislation is expected to be published later today if an agreement is reached at Cabinet level.

# x-case - Friday 31 May, 2013

Martin: 'Wrong to say someone who supports abortion bill is pro-abortion'
# Legislation
# Legislation

Martin: 'Wrong to say someone who supports abortion bill is pro-abortion'

May 31st 2013, 9:48 AM 4,482 Views 50 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader said that Catholics should be free to vote with their conscience on the issue.

# x-case - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Poll: Should TDs get a free vote on the abortion legislation?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should TDs get a free vote on the abortion legislation?

May 30th 2013, 9:31 AM 6,898 Views 111 Comments

Fianna Fáil is reported to be set to allow a free vote on legislation which will enshrine the X Case verdict in law, but Enda Kenny has ruled out a similar measure for Fine Gael TDs. What do you think?

# x-case - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate

May 22nd 2013, 1:00 PM 1,425 Views 102 Comments

Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.

6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings
# Legislation
# Legislation

6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings

May 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 4,787 Views 10 Comments

The final day of the three-day hearing saw legal experts teasing out some of the most intricate detail in the draft legislation.

# x-case - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Column: No woman has an abortion on a whim
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: No woman has an abortion on a whim

May 21st 2013, 7:00 AM 314 Views 194 Comments

Stitch up the X Case’s dangling loopholes and then hold a referendum to legalise abortion in Ireland – because no woman wants an abortion just for the hell of it, writes Carol Redmond.

8 interesting moments from Day 2 of the Oireachtas abortion hearings
# Abortion
# Abortion

8 interesting moments from Day 2 of the Oireachtas abortion hearings

May 21st 2013, 6:30 AM 3,914 Views 4 Comments

Day 2 of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion saw psychiatrists and medical professionals give their expert opinions on the new law.

# x-case - Monday 20 May, 2013

Psychiatrists to address Oireachtas abortion hearing today
# Hearings
# Hearings

Psychiatrists to address Oireachtas abortion hearing today

May 20th 2013, 8:11 AM 3,904 Views 30 Comments

The hearings on the wording of the heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 will continue until tomorrow.

# x-case - Saturday 18 May, 2013

12 interesting moments from the Oireachtas abortion hearings
# Abortion
# Abortion

12 interesting moments from the Oireachtas abortion hearings

May 18th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,548 Views 88 Comments

Heckling, James Reilly leaving early, and questions about term limits on abortion – the first day of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion legislation had a lot of drama. Here’s what happened.

# x-case - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Here's what we know about the Oireachtas abortion hearings
# Abortion
# Abortion

Here's what we know about the Oireachtas abortion hearings

May 14th 2013, 8:20 PM 6,545 Views 169 Comments

The hearings will be broadcast live from this Friday on television and the internet.

# x-case - Friday 3 May, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

May 3rd 2013, 4:51 PM 7,137 Views 8 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Flashback: Pro-life and pro-choice campaigners clash in 1992
# History Repeating?
# History Repeating?

Flashback: Pro-life and pro-choice campaigners clash in 1992

May 3rd 2013, 3:47 PM 7,928 Views 101 Comments

Photocall Ireland has dug out this photo from the archives showing how abortion has remained divisive over the decades.

# x-case - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Fianna Fáil to discuss abortion bill after lengthy Fine Gael meeting
# Abortion
# Abortion

Fianna Fáil to discuss abortion bill after lengthy Fine Gael meeting

May 2nd 2013, 10:33 AM 3,935 Views 70 Comments

Fine Gael’s weekly parliamentary party meeting saw over five hours of intense discussion on the draft abortion bill.

Irish abortion bill 'worse than Britain's 1967 Act'
# Abortion
# Abortion

Irish abortion bill 'worse than Britain's 1967 Act'

May 2nd 2013, 7:15 AM 10,876 Views 162 Comments

Anti-abortion group SPUC says the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill could lead to widespread abortion.

Column: Legislators colluded against women but abortion law provides clarity
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Legislators colluded against women but abortion law provides clarity

May 2nd 2013, 7:00 AM 40 Views 54 Comments

Irish women have been denied their constitutional right to adequate maternal healthcare but the new draft law changes that, argues Labour TD Ciara Conway.

Committee to decide if advocacy groups should attend abortion law hearings
# Abortion
# Abortion

Committee to decide if advocacy groups should attend abortion law hearings

May 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 3,768 Views 7 Comments

Public hearings on the draft of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 are likely to take place later this month.

# x-case - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Explainer: A crash course on how the abortion proposals will become law
# X To A To B To C
# X To A To B To C

Explainer: A crash course on how the abortion proposals will become law

May 1st 2013, 7:57 AM 7,628 Views 57 Comments

So – we now have a draft ‘heads of bill’. Here’s what happens as the Government tries to turn it into law.

What the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 contains
# X Case
# X Case

What the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 contains

May 1st 2013, 12:05 AM 30,982 Views 392 Comments

Government said that the bill would provide “legal clarity for the medical profession”.

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