Cost will not be barrier to accessing abortion, ministers agree

The new laws will allow for unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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Right wing people hold those who identify as liberal up to impossible standards

When I realised the date of the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment might clash with a work commitment in London, I immediately set about organising a postal vote, writes Louise O’Neill.

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‘No need to delay’ abortion legislation

The Government has been called on to proceed with legislation to enact the Eighth Amendment referendum result after Fianna Fáil received independent legal advice which it says contradicts concerns about court challenges.

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Dublin woman challenging referendum result says Minister caused 'voter confusion'

Minister for Health Simon Harris was not entitled to commit public monies to making contraception freely available as part of "a narrative for voting Yes" in the abortion referendum, a Dublin woman seeking to challenge the referendum result has told the High Court.

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Tara Flynn on trolls and post-referendum life: 'There is a 'little beacon of hope in the world, and it’s Ireland'

Tara Flynn talks to Ciara McDonnell about Repeal, Internet trolls and finding herself again.

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High Court hears two separate applications to challenge abortion referendum result

The president of the High Court has begun hearing two separate applications for permission to bring petitions challenging the Yes result of last month’s abortion referendum.

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High Court to hear separate applications from three people seeking to challenge referendum result

The High Court is due to hear separate applications this morning from three people seeking to challenge the result of the abortion referendum.

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Complaints to RTÉ describe Claire Byrne debate as ‘a circus’

One of RTÉ’s televised debates on the abortion referendum was “an absolute circus”, “out of control”, and “unbalanced”, according to complaints received by the State broadcaster. The vast majority of complaints claimed the show was unfair to those advocating a ‘Yes’ vote.

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Cost or geography will not be a barrier to accessing abortion

Cost or geographic location will not be a barrier to women accessing abortion services, Health Minister, Simon Harris has said.

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Man refused access to registers of voters in challenge to abortion referendum result

A man seeking leave to challenge the result of last month’s abortion referendum has failed to get court orders requiring the State to provide him with registers of voters and their dates of birth.

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McDonald calls for reality check to overcome abortion objections

The Sinn Fein president said the party would call on the Republic of Ireland to provide services to women living in the north.

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Legislation to allow abortion may not be introduced until autumn

It is understood legislation to allow abortions will not be introduced into the Dáil until the autumn.

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Readers' Blog: We have entered era of eugenic euthanasia

The era of eugenic euthanasia is upon us, since we have cleared the way for elective abortion, the wholesale termination of the vulnerable youngest.

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Welcome for Taoiseach's clarification on GPs rights to conscientiously object over abortion services

he President of the National Association of GPs, Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail has welcomed clarification from the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today about the provision of an opt-in service in relation to GPs and termination of pregnancy.

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Reader's Blog: The Eighth caused 35 years of misery

Victoria White takes issue with an RTÉ News report on the referendum result, specifically with the assertion that the Eighth Amendment was “the brainchild of Catholic lay activists”.

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Latest: GP group announces support for conscientious objection to abortion without obligation to refer

Latest: A group representing over 2,000 GPs has today called on the Minister for Health to include an "opt-in" provision for doctors wishing to provide termination of pregnancy services.

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Campaigners: Government not obliged to allow unrestricted early stage abortion

LoveBoth attempted to ‘save’ the Eighth Amendment on the grounds that protecting the unborn’s right to life was sacrosanct.

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GPs to meet and discuss concerns in wake of abortion referendum

GPs will meet tomorrow to discuss their concerns in the wake of the abortion referendum.

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Michelle O'Neill welcomes Westminster's 'first step' towards abortion reform in the North

Sinn Féin vice president Michelle O'Neill welcomed a Westminster debate, describing it as a "first step" on the road to abortion reform in the North.

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How they did it: Behind-the-scenes of how the Eighth was repealed

A five-year plan to put personal stories and medical facts, not legal and religious arguments, at the heart of the campaign, resulted in a repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Political Correspondents Elaine Loughlin and Fiachra Ó Cionnaith reveal the behind-the-scenes blueprint of how the race was won.

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Bishop defends Church position and describes referendum celebrations as 'horrific'

In a wide ranging and forthright interview a Catholic Bishop has lashed out at recent criticism of the Church on a range of issues and suggested he was confident a smaller and more committed church will achieve many good things in the future.

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Harris: Health service does have the capacity for abortion services

The Health Minister has insisted that our health system does have the capacity to provide abortion services.

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Last day for campaign groups to take down referendum posters

Referendum posters have to be taken down today, or the campaign groups behind them will be fined.

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UK’s highest court to rule on Northern Ireland’s strict abortion law

Campaigners have told the Supreme Court that the current legislation subjects vulnerable women and girls to inhuman and degrading treatment.

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Update: Government to examine loosening current abortion laws while waiting for new legislation

The Health Minister has praised Independent TD Clare Daly for her work on the abortion referendum.

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Anti-abortion group seeks to defend graphic imagery on posters

The Irish Centre For Bio-Ethical Reform was responsible for the excessively graphic images during the Eighth Amendment referendum campaign. Its director talks to Billy O'Riordan.

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Govt may allow Northern Ireland women to have abortions in the Republic of Ireland

Leo Varadkar said he could not imagine why they would not be able to receive treatment for crisis pregnancies.

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Taoiseach expects new abortion laws by January, agrees Dáil should be extended to speed up legislation

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says it will be January 1, 2019, before new abortion laws take effect.

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RTÉ received over 1,000 complaints after Claire Byrne referendum debate

RTÉ has revealed that it received over 1,277 complaints in relation to the Claire Byrne Live Referendum Special.

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Ruth Coppinger to seek to remove 'insulting' 72-hour wait for abortion

Ruth Coppinger says she will try to get rid of the 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion when the bill comes to the Dáil.

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Peadar Toibín still opposed to 'abortion on demand' up until 12 weeks

Sinn Féin TD for Meath West Peadar Toibín has said that he still opposed to "abortion on demand" up until 12 weeks but would reserve his position on how he would vote on any legislation to repeal the Eighth amendment until it had been published.

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Abortion law will take until end of year, says health minister

Simon Harris said he has three tasks to complete and he is determined to ‘get it right’.

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Simon Harris to outline abortion timetable to Cabinet

Cabinet will discuss the timeline for new abortion laws today.

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