John Mcguirk

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 Supporters gather at Dublin Castle to await the final results of the referendum to repeal the Eighth  amendment. Photograph:   Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The handover period is over. The fiction of Ireland as a conservative, dogmatically Catholic country has been shattered. The past is left back there, (...)

A tally sign featuring a photo of Savita Halappanavar during the abortion referendum count in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

  The results in five charts The Yes side has won the referendum on whether to repeal the Eig(...)

Campaigners gather in the main square at Dublin Castle as they wait for the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland has voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which bans abortion, by an overwhelming majority. The Yes side won the referendu(...)

 Charmaine Van Maren, with her daughter Charlotte, joined supporters at the Save the 8th campaign’s final press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will have one of the most liberal abortion regimes in Europe if Friday’s referendum is passed, the No campaign warned during its final press c(...)

Anti-abortion campaigner Maria Steen will take part in a TV3 debate on Wednesday night.

Anti-abortion campaigner Maria Steen has said she will take part in Wednesday night’s TV3 debate on the Eighth Amendment, having previously withdrawn (...)

Posters

We’re into the final week of this long and divisive campaign. Just a few days remain until repealers and retainers alike hold their breath and wait fo(...)

 John McGuirk in the No campaign HQ, ‘Life House’, Gardiner Place, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a supposedly democratic contest that has nonetheless raised suspicions, with long-standing rumours of votes swayed by underhand tactics and nefar(...)

John McGuirk, communications director of the Save the 8th campaign. Photograph: Nic Bradshaw.

“We are here in Dublin with ProtectThe8th this morning. Pray for us! #warroomsessions”, said the Facebook posting by Fuzati, conveying something of a (...)

John McGuirk of the Save the Eighth campaign said Google’s decision amounts to “foreign interference”. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Photos

The issue of dubious online campaigning, which for so long was flagged by observers in the run up to the abortion referendum, snapped into focus this (...)

Margaret McGeehan, chair of Donegal Pro Life, has asked principals that students be shown or given access to the “Keep the 8th” video, “in the interest of a balanced debate”.

Secondary schools in Donegal have been asked by an anti-abortion group to show a graphic video to senior students ahead of the May 25th referendum on (...)

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