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#the eighth

# the-eighth - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Eighth Amendment repealed as President signs referendum bill into law

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

# the-eighth - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'We need an accessible service': Cork doctors set up group to ensure abortion provision for all communities

Dr Mary Favier said that she expects groups like the one in Cork to be operating around the country.

# the-eighth - Sunday 3 June, 2018

'The 'No' side feel let down by people and country. Nobody understands this feeling more than us'

‘Would it be too much for No side and the Yes side to come together and use their powers and money to bring positive change that will help and support the people of Ireland?’ asks Denise Coakley.

# the-eighth - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Observers from the UK, US and Canada monitored the Eighth referendum

They raised concerns about some ballot boxes allegedly not being sealed correctly and so-called ‘family voting’.

More than 150 complaints about 'graphic' and 'false' referendum posters sent to Dublin City Council

Office workers, parents, and staff at the Rotunda Hospital submitted complaints about graphic ‘Vote No’ posters.

# the-eighth - Friday 1 June, 2018

'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations

Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.

# the-eighth - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Police in Belfast seize abortion pills and robots from campaigners

The demonstration saw an “abortion robot” deliver abortion pills to a number of women.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

The messages people left at the Savita Halappanavar mural will be digitally archived

Since Friday, flowers have been left at the bottom of the mural, along with ‘Yes’ leaflets, pens and sellotape so that people could leave notes.

# the-eighth - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019

The first Dáil sitting since the country voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment takes place this afternoon.

# the-eighth - Monday 28 May, 2018

Bishop says Catholics who voted Yes have sinned and should go to confession

Meanwhile, Father Brian D’Arcy said that he “wouldn’t like to attribute sin in this manner, at all”.

Poll: Should there be Dáil sittings in the summer to pass abortion legislation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be Dáil sittings in the summer to pass abortion legislation?

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he’s “extremely eager” to pass abortion legislation by the autumn.

# the-eighth - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer

It could be in place by the end of the year.

Poll: Do you expect abortion legislation to be enacted in Ireland before the end of 2018? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you expect abortion legislation to be enacted in Ireland before the end of 2018?

Now that Ireland has voted overwhelmingly for abortion legislation, how soon do you think it will be enacted?

'Stepping out from under our shadows': How international media reacted to the referendum

The eyes of the world were on Ireland yesterday.

The 11 standout moments of the Eighth Referendum campaign

The campaign this year had some highlights. Here are some of them.

# the-eighth - Saturday 26 May, 2018

The results are in and the country has voted YES - Here's what happens now

The final results have just been announced, with the Yes side securing the majority vote.

AS IT HAPPENED: Yes celebrates huge victory after massive vote to repeal Repealed This post contains videos

AS IT HAPPENED: Yes celebrates huge victory after massive vote to repeal

The official announcement was made just after 6.10 pm this evening.

Analysis: Six reasons why Ireland was a landslide Yes for repeal

The country has voted to abolish the Eighth Amendment.

'Women in crisis pregnancy have been told take the boat... today we tell them: take our hand'

Leading political figures have reacted to what appears to be an overwhelming Yes vote.

AS IT HAPPENED: Counting and final tallies indicate a strong Yes in Eighth Amendment referendum

Will the Eighth be repealed or retained? Find out live…

The country has voted in the Eighth Amendment referendum - Here's what to expect from the day

With all the votes cast, all that’s left is to count them.

# the-eighth - Friday 25 May, 2018

AS IT HAPPENED: Ireland goes to the polls in Eighth Amendment referendum

Counting starts at 9am tomorrow and we should have a clear indication of the result by lunchtime.

Complaints made about campaign posters located too close to polling stations

If you see a poster that’s located too close to a polling station, you can contact the returning officer at your polling station.

It's polling day: Here's everything you need to know about the next 48 hours

The chair of the Referendum Commission is urging people to “use your vote” today.

# the-eighth - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Temperatures on polling day are set to reach 23 degrees

Tomorrow is to be mainly sunny.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

'G'wan Mary Lou!' - Sinn Féin's leader is a hit on the canvass but insists it's no election dry run

McDonald says her first campaign as leader is not practice for a general election.

Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum Exclusive

An investigation by TheJournal.ie and OpenDemocracy has found that at least two pro-life groups have applied for copies of the register for different local authorities.

Each side playing the blame game as fallout from the Prime Time debate no-show rolls over The Show Must Go On This post contains videos

Each side playing the blame game as fallout from the Prime Time debate no-show rolls over

Cora Sherlock has denied pulling out of last night’s Prime Time debate.

Giant 'No' sign removed from Dublin Mountains, says pro-life group

The sign was taken down after the land owner received a number of concerned calls.

How many women in Ireland request abortion pills? How safe are they? Are they illegal?

And how much will they cost if abortion is legalised in Ireland?

# the-eighth - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Doctor who led inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death calls for Yes vote 'for women’s health and rights'

He also refuted claims that sepsis was the only cause of her death.

# the-eighth - Monday 21 May, 2018

Up to 125,000 people register to vote ahead of Eighth Amendment referendum

The National Youth Council of Ireland says new figures represent an “unprecedented surge of voter registration”.

# the-eighth - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote

Savita Halappanavar died on 28 October 2012 at University Hospital Galway.

# the-eighth - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Families of those who died in road accidents 'upset' at placing of white crosses in Donegal

A Donegal Pro-Life campaigner told TheJournal.ie that “this is our version of posters”.

# the-eighth - Friday 18 May, 2018

Renua calls for No vote and questions the number of abortion pills used in Ireland 8th Ref This post contains videos

Renua calls for No vote and questions the number of abortion pills used in Ireland

The party acknowledged abortion pills are a problem but said it does not have a specific policy to deal with them.

Leo Varadkar: It's 'only a matter of time' before a woman dies after taking abortion pills unsupervised

The Taoiseach told RTÉ about why he’s voting ‘Yes’.

Pro-life group says the 'No' on Ben Bulben was 'vandalised' and removed

Pictures from this morning show only remnants of the sign remaining.

# the-eighth - Thursday 17 May, 2018

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.

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”.

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.

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