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Over 3,000 Irish women sought abortions in the UK in 2017 3 years ago

Over 3,000 Irish women sought abortions in the UK in 2017

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This week’s abortion statistics report from the UK Department of Health found that 3,092 women from the Republic of Ireland had legal terminations in English and Welsh clinics.

This figure has …
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Donegal Yes campaigners share heartfelt thanks after ‘victory for women’s rights and health’ 3 years ago

Donegal Yes campaigners share heartfelt thanks after ‘victory for women’s rights and health’

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Following the May 25th vote to repeal the Eighth, the pro-choice group are set to concentrate on Ireland’s new abortion legislation and lend support to the campaign to end the abortion …
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Events: Together for Yes launch #DonegalSaysAye campaign 4 years ago

Events: Together for Yes launch #DonegalSaysAye campaign

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Adopting a very local hashtag – #DonegalSaysAye – the group brought together over 100 supporters, public and political representatives from across Donegal to discuss the campaign.

Orla O’Connor, national Co-Director …
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Donegal Together For Yes to hold Official Campaign Launch 4 years ago

Donegal Together For Yes to hold Official Campaign Launch

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The pro-choice organisation will unite local groups who are campaigning to repeal the Eighth and allow abortion care in Ireland. The Donegal launch will hear from leading figures from the …
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‘I’m very sorry Nicola, we can’t do that, not in Ireland’ 4 years ago

‘I’m very sorry Nicola, we can’t do that, not in Ireland’

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Nicola Cavanagh’s second pregnancy turned into an unimaginable nightmare after her first scan.

The Inishowen woman and her husband were heartbroken when doctors told them that their baby was not …
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Eighth Amendment Referendum voting date announced 4 years ago

Eighth Amendment Referendum voting date announced

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 May 25, 2018 is the date on which Irish citizens will be asked if they want to repeal Article 40.3.3 if the Irish Constitution.

The Referendum Bill has now been passed …
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Donegal woman marches in London for repeal campaign 4 years ago

Donegal woman marches in London for repeal campaign

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Lorna Kelly acted as an ambassador for Donegal in the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign display this March 17th, displaying a symbolic wooden cut-out for her home county. The number 63 signified the …
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Eighth amendment campaigners take to the streets of Donegal 4 years ago

Eighth amendment campaigners take to the streets of Donegal

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Pro-life and pro-choice groups have set up stands and held demonstrations to share their views with voters ahead of the upcoming May referendum.

A Cabinet meeting is taking place today …
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ARC members ask Donegal TDs for ‘realistic abortion solutions’ 4 years ago

ARC members ask Donegal TDs for ‘realistic abortion solutions’

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Members of the Abortion Rights Campaign organisation in Donegal have penned an open letter to four Donegal TDs seeking their alternative solutions regarding the 12-week proposals. 

The ARC members have targetted the …
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Pro Life Campaign labels referendum decision as a ‘sad and serious moment for Ireland’ 4 years ago

Pro Life Campaign labels referendum decision as a ‘sad and serious moment for Ireland’

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced last night the details of the referendum, which will ask the people if they want to delete article 40.3.3 and insert a new clause to enable the …
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Abortion Rights Campaign welcomes ‘repeal and enable’ proposal 4 years ago

Abortion Rights Campaign welcomes ‘repeal and enable’ proposal

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The repeal and enable proposal announced by the Cabinet tonight is ‘a clear pathway to ensuring realistic abortion access’, the Abortion Rights Campaign has said.

Following Taoiseach Leo …
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‘Safe, legal and rare’ – Cabinet approves abortion referendum 4 years ago

‘Safe, legal and rare’ – Cabinet approves abortion referendum

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A late Cabinet meeting today has agreed that the question would ask voters to ‘Repeal’ and ‘Enable’. The question will be put to the people on whether they want to Delete …
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Charity: Using pictures of people with Down syndrome in Eighth Amendment debate “disrespectful” 4 years ago

Charity: Using pictures of people with Down syndrome in Eighth Amendment debate “disrespectful”

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The charity says that to use images of people with Down syndrome in this debate is “disrespectful” and “is causing a lot of stress to parents”.

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Abortion Referendum: How Donegal’s TDs plan to vote 4 years ago

Abortion Referendum: How Donegal’s TDs plan to vote

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Two national surveys have taken place this week asking Ireland’s TDs and Senators about how they plan to vote in the abortion referendum.

The Irish Times asked the clear question …
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Local Pro-Repeal Group welcomes Committee findings with ‘cautious optimism’ 4 years ago

Local Pro-Repeal Group welcomes Committee findings with ‘cautious optimism’

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Oireachtas Committee members yesterday voted 14 to six in favour of a full repeal of the amendment. The cross-party committee also voted on recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly ahead of the …
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One week until deadline for Electoral Register 4 years ago

One week until deadline for Electoral Register

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Being registered to vote means that you can participate in deciding who represents you at local government level, national government level and European government level.

If you have not yet …
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‘I don’t think it’s worth anyone losing their life’ – Tim Jackson ends hunger strike 4 years ago

‘I don’t think it’s worth anyone losing their life’ – Tim Jackson ends hunger strike

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Donegal man Tim Jackson has announced he will stop his pro-life hunger strike protest today.

The Former Independent election candidate from Ballybofey began fasting 10 days ago in a bid …
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Abortion Rights Group: Jackson’s hunger strike a “farcical media stunt” 4 years ago

Abortion Rights Group: Jackson’s hunger strike a “farcical media stunt”

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Politician Tim Jackson, who ran in last year’s General Election, began his hunger strike on Wednesday.

Jackson says he will be striking for “as long as necessary” to bring attention …
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Donegal ARC welcome UN recommendation to amend Ireland’s abortion laws 4 years ago

Donegal ARC welcome UN recommendation to amend Ireland’s abortion laws

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In Geneva on Friday, United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT) again emphasised the incompatibility of Ireland’s abortion ban with international human rights law and questioned the government’s support to repeal …
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Key findings from the Citizens’ Assembly report on the Eighth Amendment 4 years ago

Key findings from the Citizens’ Assembly report on the Eighth Amendment

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The 83 page report was compiled from the views of 100 Irish citizens including Chairperson, Ms. Justice Mary Laffoy.

These findings will inform the basis of the future abortion referendum …
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Update: Citizens’ Assembly vote to change Ireland’s abortion laws 5 years ago

Update: Citizens’ Assembly vote to change Ireland’s abortion laws

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The Citizens’ Assembly have today announced that they have reached the overwhelming consensus that Ireland’s abortion laws should be changed.

The votes will form the recommendation that will go to …
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Final call for public to have their say on abortion law 5 years ago

Final call for public to have their say on abortion law

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Today is the final day for members of the public to express their opinion on the Eighth Amendment to the government. The Citizens’ Assembly have received more that 4,500 submissions …
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