Under the Referendum Act, applications to bring petitions seeking leave to challenge the result of a referendum must be presented seven days after the official result is published in ‘Iris Oifigiúil’. Photograph:  PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images

Potential legal challenges to the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution will not delay the passage of legislation to gi(...)

Gregory Peck as attorney Atticus Finch, who says: ‘Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.’ Image: AP Photo

Many Junior Cycle students preparing for their State exams will be revising To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. At a crucial point, Scout says to he(...)

Garda Pat McElroy stands with the sealed ballot box as he travels back to the mainland from Gola Island, off the Donegal coast, after voting in the  abortion referendum was completed on Thursday. The inhabitants of Gola island voted a day earlier than the rest of the country. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The decision voters make today on whether to delete the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution will have profound consequences for Irish society for yea(...)

In the event of a No vote, article 40.3.3 will remain in place as well as the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, which allows for terminations when a mother’s life is at risk, including on the grounds of suicide

Voters will go to the polls this Friday to determine the future of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. The ballot paper will ask whether articl(...)

Anita Boyle with her son Conor: ‘We need to amend the Eighth, not repeal it.’

There are many different reasons women terminate their pregnancies, or continue with them in challenging circumstances. In advance of the referendum o(...)

A group of lawyers say the Eighth Amendment, which gives an equal right to life to the mother and her unborn child, could be altered, rather than a question being posed over whether it should be removed.

Access to abortion in the “hard cases” of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormalities could be dealt with by amending the Constitution, a group of lawy(...)

Neal Davies at the offices of BBDO Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Neal Davies has a theory about why he is fond of Lidl, a recent big client win for the advertising agency BBDO Dublin, of which he is chief executive.(...)

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy: “The Constitution is important. It is the fundamental law of our State. It is your Constitution and only you have the power to change it.”

The forthcoming referendum is not a vote on the law that may replace the Eighth Amendment, the Referendum Commission has said. The commission, chaire(...)

Aindrias Ó Caoimh, former High Court and European Court of Justice judge, was one of 100 legal professionals who signed a letter opposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A group of 100 legal professionals including two former High Court judges have signed a letter opposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. The grou(...)

The trouble with arguments that support the other side is the danger that they might change your mind

With the debate on the Eighth Amendment in top gear, I was thinking about the difficulties we have in hearing both sides of an argument and the man wh(...)

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