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Dublin: 14 °C Thursday 24 May, 2018

Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Temperatures on polling day are set to reach 23 degrees Skies Above

Temperatures on polling day are set to reach 23 degrees

Tomorrow is to be mainly sunny.

From TheJournal.ie Don't be confused at the ballot box - you're voting on the 36th Amendment tomorrow 8thRef

Don't be confused at the ballot box - you're voting on the 36th Amendment tomorrow

The Eighth Amendment won’t be mentioned on the ballot paper.

From TheJournal.ie 'A defining moment for our generation': Why emigrants are coming home to vote From Kenya To Kerry This post contains videos

'A defining moment for our generation': Why emigrants are coming home to vote

Thousands of Irish people are coming #HomeToVote in tomorrow’s referendum.

Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Can the 'hard cases' be dealt with while still retaining the Eighth Amendment? Eighth Q And A
From TheJournal.ie "It's going to impact my life": Immigrants have their say on both sides of the referendum debate Abortion This post contains videos

"It's going to impact my life": Immigrants have their say on both sides of the referendum debate

Only Irish citizens are allowed to vote in Friday’s referendum.

From TheJournal.ie 'G'wan Mary Lou!' - Sinn Féin's leader is a hit on the canvass but insists it's no election dry run Two Days To Go

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum Voter Data

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Please come home Mam, I'm in agony': Parents of women who had crisis pregnancies urge Yes vote 8th Amendment

'Please come home Mam, I'm in agony': Parents of women who had crisis pregnancies urge Yes vote

Elaine Bedford spoke about her daughter’s experience taking abortion pills last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'She was not a baby with a fatal foetal abnormality, she was my baby, and she was perfect' Column

'She was not a baby with a fatal foetal abnormality, she was my baby, and she was perfect'

We are being asked to sanction every future abortion in Ireland on the basis of my pain, and the pain of women like me, writes Vicky Wall.

From TheJournal.ie How many women in Ireland request abortion pills? How safe are they? Are they illegal? Eighth Referendum

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?

From TheJournal.ie Nora Owen says she was 'confronted' and 'attacked' in Leinster House during the 1980s abortion debate Eighth Amendment

Nora Owen says she was 'confronted' and 'attacked' in Leinster House during the 1980s abortion debate

Fine Gael women who served as politicians in 1983 joined female politicians from the current Dáil to discuss the Eighth Amendment.

Tuesday 22 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie John Bruton: 'Abortion ends a life. Once it has happened there is no going back' Opinion

John Bruton: 'Abortion ends a life. Once it has happened there is no going back'

If the State is to have a obligation to step in to protect a one-month-old baby, it also has an obligation, four months earlier, to protect its right to be born, writes John Bruton.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England' Independent Alliance

'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'

John Halligan has appealed to men, in particular, to back the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has the story of a baby born alive during abortion in Poland opened a debate there? All The Facts

FactCheck: Has the story of a baby born alive during abortion in Poland opened a debate there?

TheLiberal.ie has republished a post from March of two years ago in this last week of the Irish referendum campaign.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Ireland's proposed abortion legislation more extreme than British law? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland's proposed abortion legislation more extreme than British law?

We take a look at a recent claim made about this.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor who led inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death calls for Yes vote 'for women’s health and rights' Eighth Amendment

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.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future? 8info

Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future?

Many of our readers had questions about the legislative process, and trusting politicians.

Monday 21 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Vincent Browne: Let’s cease demanding more of women than we would dare demand of men Eighth Amendment

Vincent Browne: Let’s cease demanding more of women than we would dare demand of men

Writing in TheJournal.ie, Vincent Browne argues for a Yes vote on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: We put your questions to the chair of the Referendum Commission You Asked

Watch: We put your questions to the chair of the Referendum Commission

We spoke live to Justice Isobel Kennedy.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 125,000 people register to vote ahead of Eighth Amendment referendum This Friday

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”.

Sunday 20 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Here's your guide to voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum Vote Vote Vote

Here's your guide to voting in the Eighth Amendment referendum

What time do polling stations close at? What will the ballot paper say?

From TheJournal.ie '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.

From TheJournal.ie Latest referendum polls show the 'Yes' side is ahead 8th Ref

Latest referendum polls show the 'Yes' side is ahead

This is likely to be the last of the national surveys before polling day.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin: 'The argument is that if we legislate for abortion we'll become like England. That's not true. This is Ireland' Interview

Micheál Martin: 'The argument is that if we legislate for abortion we'll become like England. That's not true. This is Ireland'

Martin describes himself as pro-life, but he said as a legislator, he has to face the reality of the situation.

Saturday 19 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie What would you like to ask the head of the Referendum Commission? 8th Amendment

What would you like to ask the head of the Referendum Commission?

We’re putting them to Justice Isobel Kennedy in a Facebook Live.

From TheJournal.ie Families of those who died in road accidents 'upset' at placing of white crosses in Donegal 8th Amendment

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”.

From TheJournal.ie 'We all have to get up on the 26th and live together again': On the trail with the 'Yes' and 'No' TDs of Fianna Fáil Rebel City

'We all have to get up on the 26th and live together again': On the trail with the 'Yes' and 'No' TDs of Fianna Fáil

More than half of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party are backing a No vote next week.

Friday 18 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Callous and sinister' - Anger at white crosses 'symbolising a child's grave' along Letterkenny roads Donegal

'Callous and sinister' - Anger at white crosses 'symbolising a child's grave' along Letterkenny roads

It is understood that Donegal County Council is now in the process of removing them.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: It's 'only a matter of time' before a woman dies after taking abortion pills unsupervised The Eighth

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’.

From TheJournal.ie Trump to deny funds to family planning clinics that discuss abortion Gag Rule

Trump to deny funds to family planning clinics that discuss abortion

Trump is to announce the move today.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-life group says the 'No' on Ben Bulben was 'vandalised' and removed I Will Arise And Go Now

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not amoral, not stupid, and not promiscuous. I took every precaution. I still got pregnant' Column

'I'm not amoral, not stupid, and not promiscuous. I took every precaution. I still got pregnant'

“Am I selfish for taking control of my own fate rather than simply letting life happen to me? I do not see it that way.”

Thursday 17 May, 2018

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 'Using the phrase 'social abortions' to try to publicly shame us is not okay' Choice

'Using the phrase 'social abortions' to try to publicly shame us is not okay'

Two women shared their abortion stories for the first time today and asked not to be shamed for their decisions.

From TheJournal.ie Does the media influence your vote on the referendum? Have your say Abortion

Does the media influence your vote on the referendum? Have your say

TheJournal.ie is partnering with UCC and UCD psychologists in study of factors that influence voting decisions.

From TheJournal.ie TFMR Ireland: 'It was difficult being talked about when we were right there in the room' 8th Ref This post contains videos

TFMR Ireland: 'It was difficult being talked about when we were right there in the room'

The group has asked not be to be left out of the campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion rates and Christy Moore's appeal in focus as campaign nears the end Campaign Trail This post contains videos

Abortion rates and Christy Moore's appeal in focus as campaign nears the end

Moore says that he was called a “wife-swapping sodomite” at a campaign march many years ago.