O’Rourke paid for women to travel for abortions

‘I didn’t look at the legalities... they came to me for practical help’

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Woman who developed sepsis during pregancy calls for No vote; Dublin Councillors call for Yes vote

A woman who developed sepsis during her pregnancy believes the Eighth Amendment is not stopping women from getting proper medical care.

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Calls for action against referendum poster vandals

Those who vandalise or take down referendum posters should be pursued by the gardaí, Fianna Fáil and the Labour Party have said.

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Referendum Commission urges people to check the register

The Referendum Commission is urging people to check the register.

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Referendum Commission urges people to check the register

The Referendum Commission is urging people to check the register.

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McDonald would prefer if Peadar Tóibín did not speak out on abortion issue

The Sinn Féin leader says she would prefer if Peadar Tóibín did not speak out on the issue of abortion.

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Watch: TD accused of political stunt as she unfurls Repeal poster in Dáil

A controversial Repeal the Eighth poster has been unfurled in the Dáil.

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People who take down referendum posters should be pursued by gardaí, says FF

Those who vandalise or take down referendum posters should be pursued by the gardaí, Fianna Fáil believe.

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Readers' Blog: Defacement of pro-life posters is undemocratic

The theft and defacement of pro-life posters around the country is illustrative of the mindset of some people in the repeal campaign.

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Josepha Madigan: No more deaths, illegal pills, or shameful journeys

The Eighth Amendment is nothing more than a straightjacket for women who continue to face crisis pregnancies, writes Josepha Madigan.

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Josepha Madigan: No more deaths, illegal pills, or shameful journeys

The Eighth Amendment is nothing more than a straightjacket for women who continue to face crisis pregnancies, writes Josepha Madigan.

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Referendum information campaign gets going

The referendum commission is set to launch a series of television, radio, and media advertisements urging people to inform themselves about the details of Ireland’s abortion laws before the national vote in just four and a half weeks.

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GAA to clamp down on referendum canvassing

The GAA are expected to ensure there is no promotion of either side ahead of the Eighth Amendment referendum at any of next month’s Championship games.

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Mural removal raises 'free speech' questions say ICCL; LoveBoth group call for 'equal access to space'

The Charities Regulator is being accused of trying to shut down free speech.

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Pro-choice: Repealing the 8th will not mean disability could be grounds for abortions

Pro-choice campaigners say a late-stage abortion will not be carried out on a disabled foetus if the law changes.

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Latest: Taoiseach 'hiding truth about abortion proposal', says Love Both campaign

Latest: The Love Both campaign has today accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of keeping the public in the dark about what repeal of the Eighth Amendment would mean.

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Taoiseach urges Ireland to trust women in abortion reform bid

The Taoiseach has urged Ireland to show some compassion as he launched a bid to overturn some of the strictest abortion rules in Europe.

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100 medical practitioners say Eighth Amendment has not impinged on how they deliver healthcare

A group of doctors and nurses say the 8th amendment has not impinged on how they deliver healthcare.

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Latest: GAA players launch campaign for No vote in abortion referendum; Time for Ireland to 'come of age', says Taoiseach

Latest: A group of GAA stars have today launched called for a No vote in the May 25 referendum on the 8th Amendment.

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Readers' Blog: Let’s facilitate women who want abortion

What a woman does with her body ought to be her own business and responsibility, and not the concern of any civil or religious power broker or control freak.

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'I am fearful that fatigue may be become an issue for those in the middle, those who are unsure of how they are going to vote'

With a month left until the referendum to repeal the eighth amendment, campaigning has intensified on both sides, writes Louise O’Neill.

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Amnesty launch ‘It’s Time To Talk’ campaign; 'GAA Athletes for a NO vote' set to unveil plans

Amnesty International have today highlighted what they described as “the multiple layers of suffering inflicted on women and girls facing crisis pregnancies as a result of being exiled to other countries”.

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Amnesty launch ‘It’s Time To Talk’ campaign; 'GAA Athletes for a NO vote' set to unveil plans

Amnesty International have today highlighted what they described as “the multiple layers of suffering inflicted on women and girls facing crisis pregnancies as a result of being exiled to other countries”.

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Groups turn to personal testimonies as part of 8th Amendment campaigns

The "Together for Yes" and "LoveBoth" campaign groups have launched initiatives which aim to publicise the personal testimonies of women impacted by the 8th Amendment.

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Poll finds a fifth undecided on abortion referendum, both sides welcome findings

One in five people are still undecided as to which way they will vote in the abortion referendum.

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Yes campaigners find positivity on the doorsteps but doubts too

Even an experienced postman would be fearful of this dog. He was big, black and barking loudly. But despite her fright the canvasser stayed put until the door was opened.

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100 legal professionals sign statement opposing abortion law reform

Two former judges are among 100 legal professionals to sign a statement opposing changes to Ireland's strict abortion laws.

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Sinn Féin calls on leaders to 'lead from the front' in abortion referendum campaign

Mary Lou McDonald is calling for political leaders to lead in the abortion referendum campaign.

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Church defends pro-life speaker at anniversary Mass

The Catholic Communications Office has defended a decision by a Cork church to have a speaker address the congregation about the forthcoming referendum on abortion after a woman contacted a local radio station to say that she walked out of an anniversary Mass because she did not want to be at a “rally.”

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‘One of the deadliest abortion laws ever proposed’

Ireland must have an honest discussion about the “barbaric” reality of abortion, ahead of next month’s referendum, members of the LoveBoth pro-life campaign have said.

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Calls to ensure 'accurate and honest information' portrayed on future referendum posters

There are calls for a commission to monitor the content of referendum posters.

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Together For Yes announce speakers to join Olympia gig

The Together For Yes campaign have announced the musicians and speakers lined-up to take part in their fundraiser gig being held at the Olympia on May 2.

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Church defends having pro-life speaker at Mass after parishioner leaves saying 'I didn't sign up for a pro-life rally'

The Catholic Communications Office has defended a decision by a Cork church to have a speaker address the congregation about the forthcoming referendum on abortion.

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Repeal will end protection of unborn and usher in one of most extreme abortion regimes in world: LoveBoth

Ireland needs to have an honest discussion about the "barbaric" reality of abortion ahead of next month's referendum, anti-abortion campaigners have said.

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McGrath predicts Eighth repeal will carry 60-40

A Cabinet minister has been accused of being over-confident in predicting the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment will be won by a comfortable margin.

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Abortion will be won 60-40, says minister; Save the 8th begins '12 weeks' campaign

Disability rights activists say the Eighth Amendment is about more than abortion for the women they represent.

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Check before the referendum - Number of people find they have been removed from electoral register

More than half a million young people are being advised to check that they are registered to vote in the abortion referendum.

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Bishops call on parishioners to oppose repeal of Eighth

At Masses throughout the country yesterday, bishops petitioned parishioners to vote against repealing the Eighth Amendment, with one saying that society has been “walking with our eyes closed into an era of eugenics”.

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Facebook warns users about fake news stories

Irish Facebook users will see notices this week on their personal pages alerting them on how to spot fake news.

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Expert: 12-week clause could be changed in event of medical breakthroughs

The Government’s proposed 12-week access abortion law that it wants to introduce if the Eighth Amendment is removed could be changed to take account of new medical breakthroughs in years to come, an expert has said.

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Teens show support at pro-life rally

Large groups of teenagers were among the crowd at a “Stand up for Life” rally in Cork at the weekend, with more than 1,000 people gathering at the Grand Parade to voice their opposition to repealing the Eighth Amendment.

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FG choice campaign won’t be funded by memberships

Fine Gael’s referendum campaign will not use official party funds to pay for its pro-choice platform amid concerns from pro-life officials over their membership fees being targeted.

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Independent senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh to mull bid for president after Eighth vote

Independent senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh will decide whether to run for the presidency after the Eighth Amendment referendum. He has been offered financial aid for a campaign that could cost half a million euro.

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Abortion law ‘would be delayed by election’

The current Government may never get the chance to fully introduce abortion laws into Ireland, even if the people decide to repeal the Eighth Amendment, according to Health Minister Simon Harris.

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Fine Gael to meet today for Eighth campaign

Fine Gael will hold a private campaign meeting this morning with party TDs and senators who want to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

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Abortion referendum bill: The latest developments

Why does this week’s abortion legislation debate matter?

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Simon Harris seeks tighter reins on revisiting potential 12-week abortion law

Health Minister Simon Harris has risked creating further confusion over the potential post-referendum 12-week abortion law by saying future governments will have to go “above and beyond” existing rules if they want to change the law.

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David Norris: Pro-life is the last sting of a dying wasp

Pro-life groups opposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment represent “the last sting of a dying wasp” and will be defeated in the same way they lost the contraception, divorce, and marriage equality wars, pro-choice politicians have said.

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Simon Coveney's plan for ‘legal lock’ on abortion law in tatters

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has been left humiliated after his two-thirds Dáil majority ‘legal lock’ plan for the Government’s post-referendum abortion law was labelled “unconstitutional”, naive, and deeply damaging to the Yes campaign.

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Coveney insists on hurdle to abortion changes

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has demanded that a two-thirds Dáil majority will be needed to change Ireland’s abortion law in the future, the Irish Examiner can reveal.

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