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Ballot boxes are emptied as vote counting takes place after the Irish abortion referendum, at the RDS Conference centre in Dublin on May 26th, 2018. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland has voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution. On Friday night the result became clear when an exit poll carried ou(...)

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(...)

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín who has broken ranks with his party on the issue of abortion.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris accused No campaigners of seeking to force women who have been raped to carry their pregnancies to full term, while a(...)

Advocates for a No vote in a demonstration on Grafton Street in Dublin. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Undecided voters will have to decide in the next few days whether they accept the premise – framed by the Government and Together for Yes – that the o(...)

Lawyer and Iona Institute spokeswoman Maria Steen was the best performer on RTÉ’s referendum debate on Monday night

Monday’s televised debate on the abortion referendum has provided a significant fillip to a No campaign that was desperately in need of one. No campa(...)

Claire Byrne: hosted debate

Billed as one of RTE’s major referendum debates, it quickly descended to the nasty and brutish, with all sides trading abuse, much of it personal. In(...)

A section of the crowd attending the Love Both rally in Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Several thousand people turned out in Dublin on Saturday afternoon for a rally by the Love Both group opposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment in t(...)

An anti-abortion poster in Dublin: people have real problems with abortion that cannot be wished away. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Four former chairs of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the current chair of the Joint Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologis(...)

Members of the Together for Yes campaign in Athlone on Sunday. Photograph: Liam Kidney

The Together for Yes group has embarked on a 12-day tour of 22 locations across the State in an effort to convince more voters to back repeal of the E(...)

The Eighth Amendment is another great barrier on a road to an enlightened Ireland, Lenny Abrahamson told rally in support of the Repeal campaign in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Oscar-nominated film maker Lenny Abrahamson has described the Eighth Amendment as a “national disgrace”, allowing for policy by an “impulse to control(...)

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