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6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment
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6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment

Jun 30th 2020, 12:44 PM 41,637 Views 280 Comments

These are the first official figures published since Ireland’s liberalised abortion laws came into effect from 1 January 2019.

Peter Boylan: 'Online abuse didn't bother me - I wasn't going to resign'
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Peter Boylan: 'Online abuse didn't bother me - I wasn't going to resign'

Dec 1st 2019, 9:30 AM 20,753 Views 24 Comments

The obstetrician has written about his career in a new memoir.

HSE apologises to family of pregnant woman kept on life support due to Eighth Amendment concerns
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HSE apologises to family of pregnant woman kept on life support due to Eighth Amendment concerns

Nov 20th 2019, 12:43 PM 27,295 Views 43 Comments

Natasha Perie was declared dead on 3 December but was kept on life support for four weeks.

People 'remember' false stories after reading fake news, says new study of abortion vote
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People 'remember' false stories after reading fake news, says new study of abortion vote

Aug 22nd 2019, 3:54 PM 14,324 Views 31 Comments

The study was carried out by UCC in the weeks leading up to the referendum.

Together for Yes activists named on Time magazine's top 100 list of most influential people
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Together for Yes activists named on Time magazine's top 100 list of most influential people

Apr 17th 2019, 12:45 PM 23,990 Views 101 Comments

Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor were named in the ‘Icons’ section of the list.

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out
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Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out

Feb 6th 2019, 7:17 AM 14,598 Views 85 Comments

Women in Northern Ireland can access abortion services here, but it will cost them €450, the Dáil was told yesterday.

Harris lobbied by pharmacists' group and pharma company on free contraception
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Harris lobbied by pharmacists' group and pharma company on free contraception

Jan 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 17,707 Views 44 Comments

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment recommended free contraception for all women.

Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest
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Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest

Jan 23rd 2019, 11:38 PM 24,906 Views 114 Comments

Many of those protesting referring to her support for the Repeal campaign.

Coombe hospital denies board intervened to refuse abortion for woman with a fatal foetal diagnosis
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Coombe hospital denies board intervened to refuse abortion for woman with a fatal foetal diagnosis

Updated Jan 17th 2019, 9:46 PM 82,390 Views 254 Comments

Earlier Ruth Coppinger told the Dáil that two doctors confirmed it was a fatal foetal abnormality, but the board refused the abortion.

Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland
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Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland

Dec 30th 2018, 9:00 PM 24,932 Views 84 Comments

Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment in May of this year.

'You want the Eighth repealed because of Brexit': Letters sent to Varadkar about abortion referendum
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'You want the Eighth repealed because of Brexit': Letters sent to Varadkar about abortion referendum

Dec 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 20,022 Views 14 Comments

This year the country voted by 66.4% to 33.6% to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal
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Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal

Dec 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,406 Views 53 Comments

Varadkar said he regrets he was so misinformed and the government didn’t make ‘better decisions’.

Abortion services made legal in Ireland as Michael D Higgins signs Bill into law
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Abortion services made legal in Ireland as Michael D Higgins signs Bill into law

Dec 20th 2018, 4:18 PM 43,876 Views 224 Comments

Hospitals will provide the services in 2019.

Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services
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Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services

Dec 19th 2018, 5:00 PM 10,727 Views 54 Comments

Services are expected to begin from 1 January.

'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad
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'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad

Dec 13th 2018, 8:00 PM 20,528 Views 193 Comments

The legislation will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s'
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Rise of 'tough guy' world leaders 'mirrors the rise of fascism in the 1930s'

Dec 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 21,050 Views 55 Comments

A new report said some leaders are using “bully tactics” to “demonise and persecute” vulnerable people.

Fill me in - What does the new abortion legislation say?
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# Irish Abortion Law

Fill me in - What does the new abortion legislation say?

Dec 6th 2018, 8:30 PM 4,282 Views 0 Comments

Referendum fatigue since May 25th has made it hard to keep up.

The legislation legalising abortion in Ireland has been passed by the Dáil
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The legislation legalising abortion in Ireland has been passed by the Dáil

Dec 5th 2018, 11:56 PM 46,527 Views 148 Comments

This means that it is on track for new legislation regulating termination of pregnancy to be introduced in Ireland in the new year.

'Whatever the priest said, I went by': Here's women explaining why they voted for the Eighth Amendment back in 1983
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# RTÉ Archive

'Whatever the priest said, I went by': Here's women explaining why they voted for the Eighth Amendment back in 1983

Nov 18th 2018, 8:00 AM 6,993 Views 12 Comments

A lot has changed over the last 35 years.

Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says
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Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says

Nov 14th 2018, 8:22 AM 5,431 Views 11 Comments

The Referendum Commission says new regulations should be drawn up by government.

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons
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Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons

Nov 6th 2018, 2:06 PM 18,884 Views 55 Comments

The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.

Calls to remove all maternity costs for women as abortion legislation introduced in Dáil
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Calls to remove all maternity costs for women as abortion legislation introduced in Dáil

Oct 4th 2018, 4:31 PM 25,444 Views 86 Comments

Simon Harris told the Dáil that in legislating for abortion services in Ireland, they are ‘making history’.

'The deepest respect': Emma Watson pays tribute to Savita Halappanavar
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'The deepest respect': Emma Watson pays tribute to Savita Halappanavar

Sep 29th 2018, 6:02 PM 39,715 Views 49 Comments

She paid tribute to her in a letter published in Porter magazine.

Large crowds as March for Choice takes place in Dublin
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Large crowds as March for Choice takes place in Dublin

Sep 29th 2018, 4:14 PM 33,429 Views 87 Comments

This was the seventh annual March for Choice and the first since the Eighth Amendment was removed from the Constitution.

OPINION: "We're at the end of the beginning of this campaign" TD Clare Daly on March for Choice 2018
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OPINION: "We're at the end of the beginning of this campaign" TD Clare Daly on March for Choice 2018

Sep 29th 2018, 7:15 AM 8,152 Views 23 Comments

Clare Daly of Independents 4 Change tells us why the March for Choice is just as important after the repealing of the Eighth Amendment.

TDs considering change of plan for proposed three-day wait period for abortions
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TDs considering change of plan for proposed three-day wait period for abortions

Sep 19th 2018, 3:39 PM 16,175 Views 74 Comments

Dr Peter Boylan told an Oireachtas Committee that there is ‘no evidence’ for the wait time.

Eighth Amendment repealed as President signs referendum bill into law
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Eighth Amendment repealed as President signs referendum bill into law

Sep 18th 2018, 6:41 PM 60,807 Views 180 Comments

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

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

Sep 15th 2018, 7:30 AM 16,676 Views 124 Comments

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.

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

Jul 31st 2018, 12:47 PM 20,568 Views 73 Comments

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

Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections
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Watchdog fears foreign ads could influence Irish referendums and elections

Jul 26th 2018, 1:33 PM 5,585 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Jul 22nd 2018, 11:10 AM 9,784 Views 33 Comments

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.

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

Jul 20th 2018, 4:00 PM 19,175 Views 0 Comments

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

15 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland last year
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15 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland last year

Jun 28th 2018, 6:06 PM 19,146 Views 89 Comments

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

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

Jun 26th 2018, 1:11 PM 25,437 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jun 25th 2018, 10:24 AM 20,812 Views 75 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 19th 2018, 3:00 PM 32,150 Views 101 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 16th 2018, 10:27 PM 37,381 Views 131 Comments

Party policy is now in favour of abortion on request.

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

Jun 16th 2018, 6:32 PM 71,118 Views 243 Comments

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

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

Jun 16th 2018, 10:00 AM 18,125 Views 95 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 14th 2018, 4:40 PM 12,465 Views 70 Comments

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

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