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#Eighth Amendment

# eighth-amendment - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Eighth Amendment repealed as President signs referendum bill into law It's Gone

Eighth Amendment repealed as President signs referendum bill into law

It will now allow the government to legislate for abortion, which is expected to be enacted by 2019 at the latest.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 15 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie One year on: Advice given to FF on their abortion referendum position was ignored - but will they learn from it? Fianna Fail Think-in

One year on: Advice given to FF on their abortion referendum position was ignored - but will they learn from it?

The professor who warned the party that its stance in the referendum could put it on the wrong side of history addressed think-in this week.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Sipo's order that Amnesty should return €137,000 grant is quashed after High Court appeal Funding

Sipo's order that Amnesty should return €137,000 grant is quashed after High Court appeal

The donation was for Amnesty’s ‘My Body, My Rights’ campaign which sought a referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 26 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections Foreign Ads

Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections

The Standards in Public Office said it is concerned about political interference from organisations outside of Ireland.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 22 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 170 Irish and UK politicians sign letter calling for change to the North's abortion laws The North Is Next

170 Irish and UK politicians sign letter calling for change to the North's abortion laws

Northern Ireland has been without a government for over a year and a half – so Westminster and Dublin are being asked to introduce new abortion laws.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 20 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It is not a tool for a disappointed voter': Court dismisses bid to challenge abortion referendum Yes Vote

'It is not a tool for a disappointed voter': Court dismisses bid to challenge abortion referendum

That is not the end of the matter, however, as the issue has been taken to the Court of Appeal.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 28 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 15 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland last year Terminations

15 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland last year

This is a drop from 25 legally-permitted abortions being carried out last year.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Statements by Varadkar and Harris 'misled' abortion referendum voters, High Court told Eighth Amendment

Statements by Varadkar and Harris 'misled' abortion referendum voters, High Court told

The High Court also heard that the Referendum Commission “omitted objective statements” on Eighth Amendment referendum.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 25 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tóibín concedes he may not be able to run under Sinn Féin banner at next election Abortion Stance

Tóibín concedes he may not be able to run under Sinn Féin banner at next election

He also confirmed that he won’t be resigning from the party.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Carol Nolan TD leaves Sinn Féin after being suspended for voting against abortion referendum Not Returning

Carol Nolan TD leaves Sinn Féin after being suspended for voting against abortion referendum

Sinn Féin Whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh told Nolan that she had been suspended for a period of three months on 21 March.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 16 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald looks towards government as Sinn Féin votes to change stance on abortion Ard Fheis This post contains videos

Mary Lou McDonald looks towards government as Sinn Féin votes to change stance on abortion

Party policy is now in favour of abortion on request.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis compares abortion to Nazi crimes 'but with white gloves' Eighth Amendment

Pope Francis compares abortion to Nazi crimes 'but with white gloves'

The Pope is due to visit Ireland in August, just months after Ireland voted in favour of liberalising its abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should politicians be allowed a free vote on upcoming abortion legislation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should politicians be allowed a free vote on upcoming abortion legislation?

Sinn Féin members will vote on a motion that will allow members to vote in accordance with their conscience today.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 14 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Abortion legislation won't be brought to the Dáil until the autumn Court Challenges

Abortion legislation won't be brought to the Dáil until the autumn

Simon Harris says that a number of court challenges are delaying the process.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie A petition to 'abolish abortion' in Ireland will be discussed in the Oireachtas Petitions Committee

A petition to 'abolish abortion' in Ireland will be discussed in the Oireachtas

It is one of three petitions up for discussions.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 11 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris: Stance of GP group 'flies in the face of care and compassion' Abortion Services

Simon Harris: Stance of GP group 'flies in the face of care and compassion'

The NAGP has insisted onward referral of a patient should not be compulsory.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 10 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We need an accessible service': Cork doctors set up group to ensure abortion provision for all communities Doctors For Choice

'We need an accessible service': Cork doctors set up group to ensure abortion provision for all communities

Dr Mary Favier said that she expects groups like the one in Cork to be operating around the country.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 9 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services Eighth Amendment

GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services

The NAGP passed a series of motions after an emergency meeting today following the result of the referendum.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 3 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'The 'No' side feel let down by people and country. Nobody understands this feeling more than us' Tfmr

'The 'No' side feel let down by people and country. Nobody understands this feeling more than us'

‘Would it be too much for No side and the Yes side to come together and use their powers and money to bring positive change that will help and support the people of Ireland?’ asks Denise Coakley.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 2 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Fake news in the referendum: Did you fall for it? False Memories

Fake news in the referendum: Did you fall for it?

UCC and UCD psychological study ‘implanted’ false memories in survey to explore how they might affect votes.

From TheJournal.ie Observers from the UK, US and Canada monitored the Eighth referendum What They Saw

Observers from the UK, US and Canada monitored the Eighth referendum

They raised concerns about some ballot boxes allegedly not being sealed correctly and so-called ‘family voting’.

From TheJournal.ie More than 150 complaints about 'graphic' and 'false' referendum posters sent to Dublin City Council The Eighth

More than 150 complaints about 'graphic' and 'false' referendum posters sent to Dublin City Council

Office workers, parents, and staff at the Rotunda Hospital submitted complaints about graphic ‘Vote No’ posters.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 1 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations Euthanasia

'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations

Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The messages people left at the Savita Halappanavar mural will be digitally archived Eighth Amendment

The messages people left at the Savita Halappanavar mural will be digitally archived

Since Friday, flowers have been left at the bottom of the mural, along with ‘Yes’ leaflets, pens and sellotape so that people could leave notes.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'They have suffered long enough': Pressure mounts on Theresa May to legislate for change to Northern Ireland abortion law Reform

'They have suffered long enough': Pressure mounts on Theresa May to legislate for change to Northern Ireland abortion law

May has responded to those calls by saying that the issue is for the North to decide.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's like an enormous weight being lifted': Applause for Clare Daly's heartfelt referendum speech The 8th This post contains videos

'It's like an enormous weight being lifted': Applause for Clare Daly's heartfelt referendum speech

The TD, who has campaigned on the issue for years, said she couldn’t believe change had taken so long.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019 Eighth Amendment

Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019

The first Dáil sitting since the country voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment takes place this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie There were 1,277 complaints made about the Claire Byrne Live referendum show Referendum Debate

There were 1,277 complaints made about the Claire Byrne Live referendum show

RTÉ said that the vast majority of complaints claimed that the ‘Yes’ side were unfairly treated.

From TheJournal.ie Peadar Tóibín: 'One child’s life is more important than my job, and every TD's job' I Won't Back Down

Peadar Tóibín: 'One child’s life is more important than my job, and every TD's job'

The Sinn Féin TD said he will oppose such proposals in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie GPs who refuse to refer on patients seeking an abortion will need to respect 'law of the land' Simon Harris

GPs who refuse to refer on patients seeking an abortion will need to respect 'law of the land'

The Cabinet is discussing the planned passage of the legislation this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'The No side wasn't offering solutions to the hard cases' - Undecideds explain why they voted Yes Off The Fence

'The No side wasn't offering solutions to the hard cases' - Undecideds explain why they voted Yes

“I’m not a fan of abortion, but I was even less of a fan of the Eighth Amendment.”

# eighth-amendment - Monday 28 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We're unstoppable': Large crowds protest in Belfast for change to Northern Ireland abortion law Eighth Amendment

'We're unstoppable': Large crowds protest in Belfast for change to Northern Ireland abortion law

The DUP’s Arlene Foster has said that it was up to the North’s politicians to decide on its abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop says Catholics who voted Yes have sinned and should go to confession Eighth Referendum

Bishop says Catholics who voted Yes have sinned and should go to confession

Meanwhile, Father Brian D’Arcy said that he “wouldn’t like to attribute sin in this manner, at all”.

After Eight responded to becoming the unofficial snack of the referendum celebrations

Not everyone understood the joke immediately.

From TheJournal.ie British journalist Rachel Johnson apologises for 'moronic' tweet about Irish vote The Mainland

British journalist Rachel Johnson apologises for 'moronic' tweet about Irish vote

Johnson said that she ‘fecked up’.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 27 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result Abortion Pills

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result

Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result Catholic Church

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result

Eamon Martin, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has thanked “courageous” pro-life campaigners.

From TheJournal.ie 'We owe her family a great debt': Calls for abortion legislation to be named Savita's Law Together For Yes This post contains videos

'We owe her family a great debt': Calls for abortion legislation to be named Savita's Law

Together for Yes said the legislation must be enacted as quickly as possible.

From TheJournal.ie Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer

It could be in place by the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you expect abortion legislation to be enacted in Ireland before the end of 2018? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you expect abortion legislation to be enacted in Ireland before the end of 2018?

Now that Ireland has voted overwhelmingly for abortion legislation, how soon do you think it will be enacted?

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