A total of 38 TDs have contributed to a Dáil debate on the report of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

A Dáil debate on the report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution has run for two days. These extracts are from statement(...)

People at a rally organised by the Strike4Repeal group watch a projection of Dáil proceedings on the side of Buswell’s Hotel in Dublin on Wednesday night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government fears a straight repeal of the Eighth Amendment could lead to legal challenges and is likely to propose the insertion of a new provisio(...)

Katie Donoghue, from Drumcondra in Dublin, joined other Suffragettes outside Leinster House on Tuesday, a century after women won the right to vote, to show support for a new generation fighting for abortion rights ahead of the referendum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned legislation to allow for abortions up to 12 weeks may not pass the Oireachtas, even if the Eighth Amendment is repea(...)

Micheál Martin: “I will be making a comprehensive statement in due course.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said he will reveal his views soon on the recommendations for abortion up to 12 weeks when he finishes reading the v(...)

Chair of the Citizens’ Assembly Ms Mary Laffoy and Sharon Finegan, secretary, in  Malahide. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Referendums should be held on weekends and the voting age should be dropped to 16 to encourage higher turnout, the Citizens’ Assembly has recommended.(...)

Abortion Referendum posters on a pedestrian bridge on the Stillorgan Road in 2002. Photograph: David Sleator

Holding multiple referendums on the same day could see many individual proposals getting little or no attention, a leading political scientist has war(...)

Professor Fergal Malone said his experience as a doctor showed it was “not a given” that parents will opt for a termination if their unborn child is to be born with a chromosomal abnormality such as Down syndrome. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is a “fallacy and a myth” to suggest that a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome leads automatically to abortion, the master of the Rotunda Hospital(...)

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy who chaired the assembly who considered the Eighth Amendment on the issue of abortion. Photograph: Alan Betson

The 99 members of the public chosen to sit on the Citizens’ Assembly were representative of the general population, according to chairwoman Ms Justice(...)

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists chair Dr Peter Boylan. The institute said it looked forward to continuing to assist “in informing legislation to enhance women’s health and safety”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has said it supports the recommendations of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment to the Const(...)

Senator Catherine Noone, chairperson of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, hailed the work of the committee as finding the voice of the middle ground on the abortion issue. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The publication of the report of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment marks the end of the second phase of the lengthy process of reformin(...)

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