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From TheJournal.ie An Taisce lodges complaint over huge 'No' sign placed on Benbulben by pro-life group I Will Arise And No Now

An Taisce lodges complaint over huge 'No' sign placed on Benbulben by pro-life group

Work on the sign began at 4am this morning and it has now been completed.

From TheJournal.ie Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again' Eighth Amendment

Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'

She said women need to be “placed at the centre of their own care”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion poll: Repeal side still leads with a week to go but it is losing support Referendum

Opinion poll: Repeal side still leads with a week to go but it is losing support

A new Irish Times poll outs the gap between the two sides at 12 percentage points.

From TheJournal.ie Catherine Noone says pro-life booklet is attempt to 'fool' voters Eighth Amendment

Catherine Noone says pro-life booklet is attempt to 'fool' voters

Save the 8th has rejected her claim.

From TheJournal.ie Catherine Noone: Claire Byrne Live debate was 'a demeaning environment' 8th Ref This post contains videos

Catherine Noone: Claire Byrne Live debate was 'a demeaning environment'

The Senator said there was “a level of aggression” from the No side that she found difficult.

From TheJournal.ie 26 psychiatrists write to Simon Harris with concerns about Eighth legislation Eighth Amendment

26 psychiatrists write to Simon Harris with concerns about Eighth legislation

The letter states that it was misleading for the government to “continually present abortion as a form of ‘treatment’.”

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Irish women have been made 'refugees' by Eighth Amendment, says former Supreme Court justice Referendum

Thousands of Irish women have been made 'refugees' by Eighth Amendment, says former Supreme Court justice

Lawyers for Yes has published an online database of legal professionals who are in favour of a Yes vote.

From TheJournal.ie McGrath accuses Taoiseach of lobbying for ban on online referendum adverts The Eighth

McGrath accuses Taoiseach of lobbying for ban on online referendum adverts

The No side said earlier this week that the government had a hand in lobbying for the Google decision to ban all adverts.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment? Eighth Amendment

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?

Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook feature shows official Eighth Amendment campaign pages are being managed by accounts located abroad Eighth Amendment

Facebook feature shows official Eighth Amendment campaign pages are being managed by accounts located abroad

A new Facebook feature silently went live for a period yesterday showing where managers of pages are located.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop suggests that abortion after rape is 'sometimes far worse' than rape itself The Eighth

Bishop suggests that abortion after rape is 'sometimes far worse' than rape itself

The Bishop of Ossory Dr Dermot Farrell expressed concerns that if the Eighth was repealed “it would be difficult to restrict”.

From TheJournal.ie The new head of the GP union is younger than Simon Harris - and has a big battle on his hands Maitiú ó Tuathail

The new head of the GP union is younger than Simon Harris - and has a big battle on his hands

Ireland’s newest doctors are fleeing the country – but the latest head of Ireland’s GP union, the NAGP, Maitiú Ó Tuathail is only 29.

From TheJournal.ie Together for Yes says its donations page was shut down by a cyber attack DDOS Attack

Together for Yes says its donations page was shut down by a cyber attack

The attack came from within Ireland and lasted for 30 minutes, the campaign group said.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was nine weeks pregnant when I took an abortion pill - after staring at it for hours' The Eighth Debate

'I was nine weeks pregnant when I took an abortion pill - after staring at it for hours'

“I was in a very bad situation where continuing a pregnancy just wasn’t possible, health wise or financially.”

From TheJournal.ie Google and YouTube to suspend all ads on Eighth Amendment referendum Adwords

Google and YouTube to suspend all ads on Eighth Amendment referendum

The ban will include ads on YouTube, and will take effect from tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 'Whatever I have to do, I'll do it': Voters rush to get on the register before the 5pm cut-off The Eighth Referendum

'Whatever I have to do, I'll do it': Voters rush to get on the register before the 5pm cut-off

Before the deadline closed, we spoke to some prospective voters in Dublin city about why they registered today.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says graphic posters hung outside his constituency office are upsetting to him and his family Bray

Harris says graphic posters hung outside his constituency office are upsetting to him and his family

The posters do not comply with electoral legislation.

From TheJournal.ie The deadline to register to vote is today, here's what you need to know Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

The deadline to register to vote is today, here's what you need to know

It’s not too late to register but you need to get your skates on.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources The Eighth

Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources

Facebook said that it will not allow any ads coming from foreign sources which are deemed to be “attempting to influence the outcome of the vote on May 25″.

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 Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions 8th Amendment This post contains videos

Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions

More than 170,000 females have travelled to another country for a termination since 1980.

From TheJournal.ie 8 out of 10 voters in this area backed the Eighth Amendment in '83. We went to talk to locals this week Roscommon-Mayo

8 out of 10 voters in this area backed the Eighth Amendment in '83. We went to talk to locals this week

How are the campaigns shaping up in traditionally conservative Roscommon and east Mayo?

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed? The Money Question

Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?

Will taxpayers cover the cost of abortion under the public system?

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote

Some 27,000 students have registered in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie 'The nurses asked how we planned to keep him cold. This wasn't something we were prepared for' 17 Weeks

'The nurses asked how we planned to keep him cold. This wasn't something we were prepared for'

Things need to change in Ireland though; I don’t want any other people to have to go through what we did.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion? Explainer

Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?

The use of abortion pills and pregnancy as a result of rape impacted the decision.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain? Termination

Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain?

It depends on a number of factors, including how far along the pregnancy is.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns over mystery Facebook ads claiming to offer 'unbiased facts' on Eighth Referendum Data

Concerns over mystery Facebook ads claiming to offer 'unbiased facts' on Eighth Referendum

Facebook users were targeted over the weekend with advertisements directing them to a website which has since disappeared.

From TheJournal.ie In the past year, 60,000 young people turned 18 and will need to register to vote Check The Register

In the past year, 60,000 young people turned 18 and will need to register to vote

So here’s a reminder on how to go about that.

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 Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate Eighth Amendment

Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate

Her name and face are known the country over. She left a mark on Ireland, its medical care and its laws.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council directs 'The Question of the Eighth' event be cancelled at literature festival Repeal

Dublin City Council directs 'The Question of the Eighth' event be cancelled at literature festival

The event in question was due to be held on Monday 21 May – four days before the Eighth Amendment referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's what the proposed legislation says about abortion up to six months Factcheck

Explainer: Here's what the proposed legislation says about abortion up to six months

New billboards launched this week have raised questions about access to terminations after 12 weeks if the Eighth Amendment is repealed.

From TheJournal.ie Maser's Repeal the 8th mural is back up in Temple Bar (and it won’t come down this time) Another Lick On The Wall This post contains videos

Maser's Repeal the 8th mural is back up in Temple Bar (and it won’t come down this time)

Only this week it was removed from another wall in the area.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sinn Féin is an absolute disgrace' - We spoke to the republican pro-lifers at the GPO today 8th Ref

'Sinn Féin is an absolute disgrace' - We spoke to the republican pro-lifers at the GPO today

The event was held by a group called Cherish All the Children Equally.

From TheJournal.ie 'Tell me what's offensive about this': Ruth Coppinger holds up Repeal sign in Dáil chamber Mural

'Tell me what's offensive about this': Ruth Coppinger holds up Repeal sign in Dáil chamber

Coppinger held up the poster while asking the Taoiseach about the removal of a Repeal mural outside Dublin city’s Project Arts Centre.

From TheJournal.ie Most Irish people would rather campaign posters were banned in the run up to the referendum The Eighth

Most Irish people would rather campaign posters were banned in the run up to the referendum

Things are getting tense in the build-up to the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, and many people would rather there were no campaign posters at all.

From TheJournal.ie 'Giving the facts': RefCom has published its information booklet on the upcoming vote On The Ballot

'Giving the facts': RefCom has published its information booklet on the upcoming vote

The booklet will be delivered to 2.2 million homes.

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.