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#Referendum

From TheJournal.ie Nearly half of people in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment, latest poll finds Five Weeks To Go

Nearly half of people in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment, latest poll finds

One in five people, meanwhile, have said that they are not sure how they’re going to vote.

Watch this 10 minute film that RTÉ can't broadcast until after the Referendum

It’s the visual accompaniment to ‘In Her Shoes’.

From TheJournal.ie Can't find yourself on the checktheregister.ie? Don't worry, it's highly likely you're still able to vote Eighth Referendum

Can't find yourself on the checktheregister.ie? Don't worry, it's highly likely you're still able to vote

People have been having issues finding out if they’re still registered, but it’s unlikely to be because they’ve been de-registered to vote.

From TheJournal.ie Love Both launches its referendum campaign and criticises 12 weeks proposal for abortion The 8th

Love Both launches its referendum campaign and criticises 12 weeks proposal for abortion

The camapign claimed today that proposed legislation is worse than the UK system.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council has received 30 complaints about referendum posters The Eighth

Dublin City Council has received 30 complaints about referendum posters

But councils, the Gardaí, and the advertising authority don’t have powers to take down inaccurate or offensive posters.

From TheJournal.ie What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made Explainer

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made

Over the course of three months, 22 TDs and senators questioned experts and people who had personal experiences related to the topic.

From TheJournal.ie Canadian NGO sending 'observation team' to monitor Eighth Amendment referendum Playing Fair

Canadian NGO sending 'observation team' to monitor Eighth Amendment referendum

The organisation says it wants to observe whether or not both sides “play fair”.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is completely false to say abortion will take place right up until the end of pregnancy' Referendum

'It is completely false to say abortion will take place right up until the end of pregnancy'

Dr Peter Boylan met with Health Minister Simon Harris today to discuss the risk associated with taking abortion pills.

From TheJournal.ie Both sides in the Eighth debate say they're making sure money isn't coming in from abroad Coffers

Both sides in the Eighth debate say they're making sure money isn't coming in from abroad

Campaign financing has come into focus in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment' Referendum This post contains videos

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'

Health Minister Simon Harris stopped by Moore Street today to launch the ‘It’s Time to Talk’ referendum campaign.

Marian Keyes raised over €3,000 for Together For Yes with her own Twitter drive

That’s one way to raise a few bob.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook page where women tell their abortion stories deliberately sabotaged in online attack In Her Shoes

Facebook page where women tell their abortion stories deliberately sabotaged in online attack

In Her Shoes is a community of women who have had experiences with the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie How to get ready to vote in the Eighth Amendment referendum Check The Register

How to get ready to vote in the Eighth Amendment referendum

We have everything you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie 'Abortion is a licence to kill'- Save the 8th launches its referendum campaign Referendum This post contains videos

'Abortion is a licence to kill'- Save the 8th launches its referendum campaign

The campaign claimed today that it has already canvassed 300,000 homes.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment to be held on Friday 25 May Abortion

Referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment to be held on Friday 25 May

Minister Eoghan Murphy made the announcement this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-choice campaigners say they will 'of course' accept result of referendum Together For Yes

Pro-choice campaigners say they will 'of course' accept result of referendum

Campaign group Together For Yes was launched in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie TDs approve Eighth Amendment referendum Bill Abortion

TDs approve Eighth Amendment referendum Bill

Health Minister Simon Harris said Ireland’s abortion law must change to help women who are currently “isolated and neglected”.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin moves Ard Fheis forward to June to sort Eighth Amendment policy Horse Before Cart

Sinn Féin moves Ard Fheis forward to June to sort Eighth Amendment policy

Mary Lou McDonald said the Amendment has caused “an alphabet soup of misery”.

From TheJournal.ie Half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment Opinion Poll

Half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

A referendum on the issue is due to take place this summer.

From TheJournal.ie Belfast student seeks rights for Irish citizens in Northern Ireland to be allowed vote in Eighth referendum Eighth Amendment
From TheJournal.ie Legal challenge lodged to allow people in North vote in Eighth Amendment referendum High Court

Legal challenge lodged to allow people in North vote in Eighth Amendment referendum

A Belfast law firm said the issue is “a matter of national importance”.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands march in Dublin calling for Eighth Amendment to be retained Save The Eighth

Thousands march in Dublin calling for Eighth Amendment to be retained

Organisers said the rally would be the “biggest of the campaign” urging people to vote no in the upcoming referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Government releases wording of what will replace the Eighth Amendment if referendum passes Abortion
From TheJournal.ie Special Cabinet meeting to consider final wording of Eighth Amendment referendum Abortion

Special Cabinet meeting to consider final wording of Eighth Amendment referendum

Ministers will also consider and publish the Referendum Bill which formally allows for a referendum to be called.

From TheJournal.ie Ruling that Justice Minister 'obliged to consider' pregnancies in deportation cases could be 'helpful' The Unborn

Ruling that Justice Minister 'obliged to consider' pregnancies in deportation cases could be 'helpful'

A 2016 High Court ruling that said the Minister is obliged to consider the prospective rights of the unborn in deportation cases has been upheld by Ireland’s highest court.

From TheJournal.ie Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told

The Supreme Court is considering the legal arguments for and against defining ‘the unborn’ in the Constitution as an unborn child.

From TheJournal.ie Seven people who took part in the last Citizens' Assembly weren't recruited properly Mistake

Seven people who took part in the last Citizens' Assembly weren't recruited properly

The majority view on four questions cannot be determined as a result.

From TheJournal.ie Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears Supreme Court

Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears

A landmark Supreme Court appeal hearing is under way which is expected to have crucial ramifications for the pending referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed The Eighth

Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed

The deadline for production of a final bill is 6 March.

From TheJournal.ie About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks Opinion Poll

About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she isn’t sure if the referendum will pass.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case Constitution

Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case

The Pro Life Campaign had argued that it had spent “a significant amount of time” on the issue of defining the unborn.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: 'I don't believe there should be unrestricted access to abortion at any point in time' 12 Weeks

Coveney: 'I don't believe there should be unrestricted access to abortion at any point in time'

The Tánaiste attempted to clarify his position ahead of the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion' The Eighth

Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion'

Leo Varadkar said no foreign funding should prop up either campaign in the referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Citizens' Assembly recommends a permanent electoral commission, equal funding and weekend voting Voting

Citizens' Assembly recommends a permanent electoral commission, equal funding and weekend voting

The Assembly has been hearing from experts on the issue all weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should referenda only be held at non-religious venues? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should referenda only be held at non-religious venues?

How Ireland carries out a referendum is being discussed by the Citizens’ Assembly this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations Losing My Religion

Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations

The group calls the current system “discriminatory”.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says ministers will be allowed 'dissent' on Eighth Amendment 2018 Referendum

Taoiseach says ministers will be allowed 'dissent' on Eighth Amendment

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar added that his own personal views wouldn’t decide what stance the Cabinet takes.

From TheJournal.ie Legal abortion in cases of rape would be a 'GP-led service' under draft proposals Referendum

Legal abortion in cases of rape would be a 'GP-led service' under draft proposals

Cases of rape would follow the same rules as the proposed 12 week limit.