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From TheJournal.ie Landslide: two exit polls predict Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Eighth Amendment 8thRef

Landslide: two exit polls predict Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Eighth Amendment

Voting has finished and counting will begin at 9am tomorrow morning.

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: Ireland goes to the polls in Eighth Amendment referendum D DAY

AS IT HAPPENED: Ireland goes to the polls in Eighth Amendment referendum

Counting starts at 9am tomorrow and we should have a clear indication of the result by lunchtime.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Castle courtyard will be open to the public tomorrow ... but don't expect any big screens Count Day

Dublin Castle courtyard will be open to the public tomorrow ... but don't expect any big screens

In 2015, large crowds congregated in the space for the Marriage Equality count results.

From TheJournal.ie Complaints made about campaign posters located too close to polling stations Eighth Ref

Complaints made about campaign posters located too close to polling stations

If you see a poster that’s located too close to a polling station, you can contact the returning officer at your polling station.

From TheJournal.ie Seeing bibles at polling stations? There's a reason for that Oath

Seeing bibles at polling stations? There's a reason for that

It’s not there to try to sway your vote.

From TheJournal.ie Tail of Dublin-bound plane hit by aircraft on Stansted runway Home To Vote

Tail of Dublin-bound plane hit by aircraft on Stansted runway

No one was injured in the incident but Irish passengers travelling home to vote will now have to be accommodated on a later flight.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: The answers to your questions about the Eighth Amendment referendum Eighth Q And A

Q&A: The answers to your questions about the Eighth Amendment referendum

You’ve been submitting your questions – and here are the answers.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum day: The world's media watches as Ireland goes to the polls Eighth Amendment

Referendum day: The world's media watches as Ireland goes to the polls

A number of international media have flown to Ireland for today’s referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Wicklow Council tells woman she can't vote today due to an 'administrative error' Referendum

Wicklow Council tells woman she can't vote today due to an 'administrative error'

The woman sent in all relevant documents by the deadline, but the council said she could not be added to the supplementary register.

From TheJournal.ie It's polling day: Here's everything you need to know about the next 48 hours A Nation Decides

It's polling day: Here's everything you need to know about the next 48 hours

The chair of the Referendum Commission is urging people to “use your vote” today.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the man who's been collecting referendum leaflets since 1983 The 8th This post contains videos

Meet the man who's been collecting referendum leaflets since 1983

Alan Kinsella’s archive dates back almost four decades – and it’s still growing.

From TheJournal.ie Here's your guide to voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum Vote Vote Vote

Here's your guide to voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum

What time do polling stations close at? What will the ballot paper say?

From TheJournal.ie Temperatures on polling day are set to reach 23 degrees Skies Above

Temperatures on polling day are set to reach 23 degrees

Tomorrow is to be mainly sunny.

From TheJournal.ie Don't be confused at the ballot box - you're voting on the 36th Amendment tomorrow 8thRef

Don't be confused at the ballot box - you're voting on the 36th Amendment tomorrow

The Eighth Amendment won’t be mentioned on the ballot paper.

From TheJournal.ie 'A defining moment for our generation': Why emigrants are coming home to vote From Kenya To Kerry This post contains videos

'A defining moment for our generation': Why emigrants are coming home to vote

Thousands of Irish people are coming #HomeToVote in tomorrow’s referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Can the 'hard cases' be dealt with while still retaining the Eighth Amendment? Eighth Q And A

Q&A: Can the 'hard cases' be dealt with while still retaining the Eighth Amendment?

It’s been a big question in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie "It's going to impact my life": Immigrants have their say on both sides of the referendum debate Abortion This post contains videos

"It's going to impact my life": Immigrants have their say on both sides of the referendum debate

Only Irish citizens are allowed to vote in Friday’s referendum.

From TheJournal.ie 'G'wan Mary Lou!' - Sinn Féin's leader is a hit on the canvass but insists it's no election dry run Two Days To Go

'G'wan Mary Lou!' - Sinn Féin's leader is a hit on the canvass but insists it's no election dry run

McDonald says her first campaign as leader is not practice for a general election.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum Voter Data

Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum Exclusive

An investigation by TheJournal.ie and OpenDemocracy has found that at least two pro-life groups have applied for copies of the register for different local authorities.

From TheJournal.ie 'Please come home Mam, I'm in agony': Parents of women who had crisis pregnancies urge Yes vote 8th Amendment

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'She was not a baby with a fatal foetal abnormality, she was my baby, and she was perfect' Column

'She was not a baby with a fatal foetal abnormality, she was my baby, and she was perfect'

We are being asked to sanction every future abortion in Ireland on the basis of my pain, and the pain of women like me, writes Vicky Wall.

From TheJournal.ie How many women in Ireland request abortion pills? How safe are they? Are they illegal? Eighth Referendum

How many women in Ireland request abortion pills? How safe are they? Are they illegal?

And how much will they cost if abortion is legalised in Ireland?

From TheJournal.ie Nora Owen says she was 'confronted' and 'attacked' in Leinster House during the 1980s abortion debate Eighth Amendment

Nora Owen says she was 'confronted' and 'attacked' in Leinster House during the 1980s abortion debate

Fine Gael women who served as politicians in 1983 joined female politicians from the current Dáil to discuss the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie John Bruton: 'Abortion ends a life. Once it has happened there is no going back' Opinion

John Bruton: 'Abortion ends a life. Once it has happened there is no going back'

If the State is to have a obligation to step in to protect a one-month-old baby, it also has an obligation, four months earlier, to protect its right to be born, writes John Bruton.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England' Independent Alliance

'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'

John Halligan has appealed to men, in particular, to back the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has the story of a baby born alive during abortion in Poland opened a debate there? All The Facts

FactCheck: Has the story of a baby born alive during abortion in Poland opened a debate there?

TheLiberal.ie has republished a post from March of two years ago in this last week of the Irish referendum campaign.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Ireland's proposed abortion legislation more extreme than British law? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland's proposed abortion legislation more extreme than British law?

We take a look at a recent claim made about this.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor who led inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death calls for Yes vote 'for women’s health and rights' Eighth Amendment

Doctor who led inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death calls for Yes vote 'for women’s health and rights'

He also refuted claims that sepsis was the only cause of her death.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future? 8info

Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future?

Many of our readers had questions about the legislative process, and trusting politicians.

From TheJournal.ie Vincent Browne: Let’s cease demanding more of women than we would dare demand of men Eighth Amendment

Vincent Browne: Let’s cease demanding more of women than we would dare demand of men

Writing in TheJournal.ie, Vincent Browne argues for a Yes vote on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: We put your questions to the chair of the Referendum Commission You Asked

Watch: We put your questions to the chair of the Referendum Commission

We spoke live to Justice Isobel Kennedy.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 125,000 people register to vote ahead of Eighth Amendment referendum This Friday

Up to 125,000 people register to vote ahead of Eighth Amendment referendum

The National Youth Council of Ireland says new figures represent an “unprecedented surge of voter registration”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote

Savita Halappanavar died on 28 October 2012 at University Hospital Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Latest referendum polls show the 'Yes' side is ahead 8th Ref

Latest referendum polls show the 'Yes' side is ahead

This is likely to be the last of the national surveys before polling day.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin: 'The argument is that if we legislate for abortion we'll become like England. That's not true. This is Ireland' Interview

Micheál Martin: 'The argument is that if we legislate for abortion we'll become like England. That's not true. This is Ireland'

Martin describes himself as pro-life, but he said as a legislator, he has to face the reality of the situation.

From TheJournal.ie What would you like to ask the head of the Referendum Commission? 8th Amendment

What would you like to ask the head of the Referendum Commission?

We’re putting them to Justice Isobel Kennedy in a Facebook Live.

From TheJournal.ie Families of those who died in road accidents 'upset' at placing of white crosses in Donegal 8th Amendment

Families of those who died in road accidents 'upset' at placing of white crosses in Donegal

A Donegal Pro-Life campaigner told TheJournal.ie that “this is our version of posters”.

From TheJournal.ie 'We all have to get up on the 26th and live together again': On the trail with the 'Yes' and 'No' TDs of Fianna Fáil Rebel City

'We all have to get up on the 26th and live together again': On the trail with the 'Yes' and 'No' TDs of Fianna Fáil

More than half of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party are backing a No vote next week.

From TheJournal.ie Renua calls for No vote and questions the number of abortion pills used in Ireland 8th Ref This post contains videos

Renua calls for No vote and questions the number of abortion pills used in Ireland

The party acknowledged abortion pills are a problem but said it does not have a specific policy to deal with them.

From TheJournal.ie 'Callous and sinister' - Anger at white crosses 'symbolising a child's grave' along Letterkenny roads Donegal

'Callous and sinister' - Anger at white crosses 'symbolising a child's grave' along Letterkenny roads

It is understood that Donegal County Council is now in the process of removing them.