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From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion Sunday Interview

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion

The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We must repeal the eighth amendment Abortion

Opinion: We must repeal the eighth amendment

The presence of the eighth amendment is putting the life, health or well-being of certain pregnant woman at risk.

From TheJournal.ie No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here's why... No More To Do

No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here's why...

Analysis: The government legislated for abortion last summer and is highly unlikely to touch the issue again in its current lifetime.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Rory McIlroy, Gaza, and the fate of MH17 victims.

From TheJournal.ie 'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X One Year On

'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X

One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.

From TheJournal.ie This is the moment the Dáil passed X Case legislation Abortion This post contains videos

This is the moment the Dáil passed X Case legislation

The vote result was met with a smattering of applause in the Chamber at about 12.30am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The language of the abortion debate has been cruel and unfair – on both sides Opinion

Column: The language of the abortion debate has been cruel and unfair – on both sides

Tonight’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill probably won’t end the public debate about abortion – and the women we all claim to care about deserve better than the unfair language that has been used recently, writes Aisling Twomey.

From TheJournal.ie What next for the abortion bill? Bill To A Law

What next for the abortion bill?

Committee Stage is over. So where to next for the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

From TheJournal.ie These TDs are voting against the proposed abortion laws What We Know

These TDs are voting against the proposed abortion laws

Fine Gael could lose up to 10 deputies as the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 goes to a vote.

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda Creighton strongly criticises abortion legislation – but doesn’t say how she’ll vote Abortion

Lucinda Creighton strongly criticises abortion legislation – but doesn’t say how she’ll vote

The Fine Gael TD called for significant amendments to be made to the legislation before the final vote on it.

From TheJournal.ie Video + speech: Here's what Lucinda Creighton had to say on abortion legislation Dáil This post contains videos

Video + speech: Here's what Lucinda Creighton had to say on abortion legislation

“I can only hope that logic and verifiable evidence will prevail and substantive amendments will be accepted to ensure that the rights of all human beings are protected with the full vigour of the law.”

From TheJournal.ie Abortion Rights Campaign says it cannot support the abortion bill Abortion

Abortion Rights Campaign says it cannot support the abortion bill

The campaign group has said that the legislation does not satisfy a European court ruling which called on Ireland to clarify its abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly says he won’t be afraid to suspend abortion service as bill introduced in Dáil Abortion

Reilly says he won’t be afraid to suspend abortion service as bill introduced in Dáil

In a historic moment, the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has been introduced into the Dáil this morning.

From TheJournal.ie TDs to hold first debates on new abortion bill today Abortion

TDs to hold first debates on new abortion bill today

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill gets its first outing in the Dáil this afternoon, before votes next week.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The party whip system is far too rigid – and it's offensive to democratic ideals Opinion

Column: The party whip system is far too rigid – and it's offensive to democratic ideals

I have a lot of time for the Taoiseach, but his leadership has been autocratic and even authoritarian in a representative democracy and I find this unsettling, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage' Abortion

Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage'

The minister says, however, that the alternative is that the baby’s mother could die – ending both of their lives.

From TheJournal.ie These are the three motions Peter Mathews put to the Fine Gael party last night Abortion

These are the three motions Peter Mathews put to the Fine Gael party last night

The pro-life TD put forward motions for the proposed legislation to be scrapped, the suicide clause removed and for members to have a free vote at a parliamentary party meeting last night.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion bill ‘ties the hands of many families’ as poll shows strong support Abortion

Abortion bill ‘ties the hands of many families’ as poll shows strong support

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has been among those to initially respond to the publication of the draft Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion legislation approved and published Abortion

Abortion legislation approved and published

Download the document in full here.

From TheJournal.ie Final text of abortion bill to be published after Cabinet's green light Abortion

Final text of abortion bill to be published after Cabinet's green light

Ministers agreed to the content of the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill at a special meeting this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers to discuss abortion laws at special meeting Cabinet

Ministers to discuss abortion laws at special meeting

Legislation is expected to be published later today if an agreement is reached at Cabinet level.

From TheJournal.ie Martin: 'Wrong to say someone who supports abortion bill is pro-abortion' Legislation

Martin: 'Wrong to say someone who supports abortion bill is pro-abortion'

The Fianna Fáil leader said that Catholics should be free to vote with their conscience on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should TDs get a free vote on the abortion legislation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should TDs get a free vote on the abortion legislation?

Fianna Fáil is reported to be set to allow a free vote on legislation which will enshrine the X Case verdict in law, but Enda Kenny has ruled out a similar measure for Fine Gael TDs. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate Opinion

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate

Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.

From TheJournal.ie 6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings Legislation

6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings

The final day of the three-day hearing saw legal experts teasing out some of the most intricate detail in the draft legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Column: No woman has an abortion on a whim Opinion

Column: No woman has an abortion on a whim

Stitch up the X Case’s dangling loopholes and then hold a referendum to legalise abortion in Ireland – because no woman wants an abortion just for the hell of it, writes Carol Redmond.

From TheJournal.ie 8 interesting moments from Day 2 of the Oireachtas abortion hearings Abortion

8 interesting moments from Day 2 of the Oireachtas abortion hearings

Day 2 of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion saw psychiatrists and medical professionals give their expert opinions on the new law.

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatrists to address Oireachtas abortion hearing today Hearings

Psychiatrists to address Oireachtas abortion hearing today

The hearings on the wording of the heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 will continue until tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 12 interesting moments from the Oireachtas abortion hearings Abortion

12 interesting moments from the Oireachtas abortion hearings

Heckling, James Reilly leaving early, and questions about term limits on abortion – the first day of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion legislation had a lot of drama. Here’s what happened.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what we know about the Oireachtas abortion hearings Abortion

Here's what we know about the Oireachtas abortion hearings

The hearings will be broadcast live from this Friday on television and the internet.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Flashback: Pro-life and pro-choice campaigners clash in 1992 History Repeating?

Flashback: Pro-life and pro-choice campaigners clash in 1992

Photocall Ireland has dug out this photo from the archives showing how abortion has remained divisive over the decades.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil to discuss abortion bill after lengthy Fine Gael meeting Abortion

Fianna Fáil to discuss abortion bill after lengthy Fine Gael meeting

Fine Gael’s weekly parliamentary party meeting saw over five hours of intense discussion on the draft abortion bill.

From TheJournal.ie Irish abortion bill 'worse than Britain's 1967 Act' Abortion

Irish abortion bill 'worse than Britain's 1967 Act'

Anti-abortion group SPUC says the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill could lead to widespread abortion.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Legislators colluded against women but abortion law provides clarity Opinion

Column: Legislators colluded against women but abortion law provides clarity

Irish women have been denied their constitutional right to adequate maternal healthcare but the new draft law changes that, argues Labour TD Ciara Conway.

From TheJournal.ie Committee to decide if advocacy groups should attend abortion law hearings Abortion

Committee to decide if advocacy groups should attend abortion law hearings

Public hearings on the draft of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 are likely to take place later this month.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: A crash course on how the abortion proposals will become law X To A To B To C

Explainer: A crash course on how the abortion proposals will become law

So – we now have a draft ‘heads of bill’. Here’s what happens as the Government tries to turn it into law.

From TheJournal.ie What the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 contains X Case

What the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 contains

Government said that the bill would provide “legal clarity for the medical profession”.

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