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From TheJournal.ie 'It's archaic': Request to collect more data on women who seek abortions heavily defeated in Dáil The Eighth Amendment

'It's archaic': Request to collect more data on women who seek abortions heavily defeated in Dáil

“What’s the ethnicity about? Is that to find out if we have immigrants in this country who avail of health services as women?”

'We watched Ireland rip off one of the chains that tied us to the country that succeeded in shutting women up'

Saturday brought an end to the idea that Irish people are conservative.

#IVotedYes is trending and is packed with some incredibly uplifting tweets

Whoever held the Stena Line ferry is a hero.

'I feel morally obliged to come home to vote. I couldn't bear the stress and guilt I would feel if I hadn't'

What is motivating the people coming home to vote and those sponsoring them?

8 things you should do instead of watching another abortion debate tonight

It’s never too late to figure out what GDPR is.

'I realised she didn’t want me to get pregnant because that would impact me so much with chemo'

How does it feel to go through cancer treatment when you could potentially get pregnant?

People weren't impressed with the behaviour of the audience on Claire Byrne's live referendum debate

There was heckling, laughter, whooping and abuse from audience members during the debate.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnancy timeline: When does the heart, brain, and face form? Eighth Amendment

Pregnancy timeline: When does the heart, brain, and face form?

We don’t know where life begins – but here’s what we do know about what develops when during a pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie People who become Irish citizens on 21 May won't be able to vote in Eighth referendum Bad Timing

People who become Irish citizens on 21 May won't be able to vote in Eighth referendum

This is because they can only show an intention to become a citizen in the period between 8 May and polling day on 25 May.

From TheJournal.ie A quick runthrough of the legal terms you're going to hear in the referendum campaign Legalese

A quick runthrough of the legal terms you're going to hear in the referendum campaign

A referendum on whether to repeal or retain the Eighth Amendment will be held on 25 May.

From TheJournal.ie GAA responds to Save the 8th launch and says it has 'no position' on elections or referenda Abortion

GAA responds to Save the 8th launch and says it has 'no position' on elections or referenda

It comes after a group of GAA athletes called for a No vote in the upcoming 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.

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 TV and radio stations warned using stopwatch can 'straitjacket' referendum debates The Eighth Amendment

TV and radio stations warned using stopwatch can 'straitjacket' referendum debates

“When somebody is brought into the studio, the instinct is ‘I must bring somebody with the other viewpoint into the studio as well’. That’s not the case.”

From TheJournal.ie What the 'unborn' ruling means for the Eighth Amendment referendum Supreme Court

What the 'unborn' ruling means for the Eighth Amendment referendum

Yesterday, the Supreme Court clarified that the unborn does not have constitutional rights outside of the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution The Eighth Referendum

Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution

The Taoiseach had previously halted publishing the draft legislation for the Eighth referendum pending the ruling.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion referendum proposed for May, but 12-week law goes too far for Coveney The Eighth

Abortion referendum proposed for May, but 12-week law goes too far for Coveney

During the four-hour long special meeting on the issue there was division on the question of unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws The Eighth

Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Varadkar said he was in favour of changing Ireland’s abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a time for political courage not political cowardice' - Zappone calls for leadership on the Eighth The Eighth Amendment

'This is a time for political courage not political cowardice' - Zappone calls for leadership on the Eighth

Zappone made reference to those, including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who have not spoken.

From TheJournal.ie Members of Eighth Amendment Committee receive letter warning of 'excommunication' Framed And All

Members of Eighth Amendment Committee receive letter warning of 'excommunication'

Senator Lynn Ruane said she’d never seen that level of detail in a package sent to her office before.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians are about to get down to the business of scoping out an abortion referendum The Eighth Amendment

Politicians are about to get down to the business of scoping out an abortion referendum

The Committee on the Eighth Amendment meets formally for the first time this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'As the first TD to speak about my abortion, I hope to dispel the shame' Column

'As the first TD to speak about my abortion, I hope to dispel the shame'

I’m delighted to have the chance to explain why I’m so passionate about repealing the Eighth Amendment, writes Brid Smith.

From TheJournal.ie Citizens' Assembly - here's what individual members said about the Eighth Amendment Their Own Words

Citizens' Assembly - here's what individual members said about the Eighth Amendment

The personal opinions of the members of the Citizens’ Assembly directly influenced five additional recommendations.

From TheJournal.ie Rights groups hit out after Micheál Martin declines to say if he supports abortion in cases of rape The Eighth Amendment

Rights groups hit out after Micheál Martin declines to say if he supports abortion in cases of rape

TFMR Ireland called on Martin to “give us honest, complete answers” in relation to his stance on abortion.

From TheJournal.ie Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year Citizens Assembly

Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year

The Citizens’ Assembly has made recommended sweeping changes be implemented regarding Ireland’s abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's about parental equality': Citizens' Assembly will not hear from fathers' group Fathers4Justice

'It's about parental equality': Citizens' Assembly will not hear from fathers' group

The group argues the future of an embryo or a child should be a collaborative decision.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should independent ministers be given a free vote on the Repeal the Eighth bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should independent ministers be given a free vote on the Repeal the Eighth bill?

Health Minister Simon Harris is hoping a technical counter-motion will be a good enough compromise for independent TDs.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a dress code for TDs and Senators?

A number of TDs wore Repeal jumpers in the chamber last month.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Thousands throng Dublin city centre for pro choice rally The Eighth Amendment

Pictures: Thousands throng Dublin city centre for pro choice rally

Demonstrations took place in major cities across Europe in solidarity with the Dublin march.

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister thanks two women who live-tweeted their abortion journey Two Women Travel

Health Minister thanks two women who live-tweeted their abortion journey

Simon Harris took the somewhat surprising action of thanking the two women directly.