Eighth Amendment

Supreme court upholds teenager's 241-year prison term

<b>The US Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to 241 years in prison for a crime he committed when he was 16 years old.</b><p>Bobby Bostic committed several violent crimes in 1995, including armed robbery, but his lawyers argued his sentence was unconstitutional.<p>They cited the Eighth …


GAA star vows to continue supporting the pro-life campaign

A Gaelic football star has vowed to continue campaigning for a No vote in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment, even as the GAA insisted it …

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Referendum Commission launches information campaign on Eighth Amendment

<b>The Referendum Commission has launched its campaign to supply information about the upcoming vote on the Eighth Amendment.</b><p>Voters will go to the polls …

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Offaly Sinn Féin TD loses party whip over vote

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou MacDonald has said Offaly TD Carol Nolan has lost the party whip after voting against Sinn Féin policy in the Dáil on the …

United Kingdom

Abortion vote affects you as well, men told

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Concern expressed that CofI message on abortion ‘is changing’

Retired Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin John Neill notes absence of agreed position<p>7 minutes ago Updated: 6 minutes ago<p>A retired Church of …


No guarantee a Yes vote will lead to abortion up to 12 weeks - watchdog

There are no guarantees that a Yes vote on May 25 will lead to abortion up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy, the official referendum watchdog has …

United Kingdom

What's Really At Stake In The Irish Abortion Referendum

I was 31 and living in London when I had an abortion. On a grey morning, I took the Tube to the hospital and afterwards, I got an Uber home. My then …

Lifestyle (UK)

Anti-abortion graffiti attack on two Catholic churches

<b>A Catholic church in Northern Ireland has been daubed with anti-abortion graffiti for the second time in 24 hours.</b><p>The latest attack happened at a church in Carrickmore, County Tyrone.<p>Several messages were painted on the walls of St Colmcille's, including one which said "only DUP speaks for Irish …

Pro-life Movement

Host of recognisable Irish faces gather to support #men4yes, initiative for men to vote Yes in upcoming abortion referendum

<b>THE personalities urging the men of Ireland to get involved include many famous faces.</b><p>Comedian Kevin McGahern, boxer Andy Lee, former rugby player …


Social media and democracy: Where do we go from here?

How does social media need to change to ensure transparency in political campaigns?<p>There is no question that social media has provided numerous …

Social Media

'Sinn Féin is an absolute disgrace' - We spoke to the republican pro-lifers at the GPO today

Today marked 102 years since the beginning of the Easter Rising.<p>Image: TheJournal.ie<p>Today marked 102 years since the beginning of the Easter …


Latest: Men urged to speak up in abortion debate; Sherlock warns Yes vote will hand issue 'entirely over to politicians'

<b>Update 10.10am:</b> Men are today being urged to have their say on the abortion referendum.<p>Pro-choice activists say men are reluctant to join the debate …

United Kingdom

How best to tackle the pressing matter of inheritance tax

Tax-free transfers to children are €310,000, but this is still well shy of pre-crash €542,000

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WATCH: TDs hold up images of 'Repeal' mural in the Dáil

<b>The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said people can paint over a mural, but they cannot paint over the issue of abortion.</b><p>He was reacting to the painting …

Oireachtas Éireann

'This is unacceptable' - Labour leader condemns theft of referendum posters calling for repeal

Labour leader Brendan Howlin says the “theft” of referendum posters calling for a repeal of the Eighth Amendment has been “happening all over the …


Ireland should put peace at the heart of its bid for a Security Council seat

It’s clear given the scale and complexity of violence in the world today that business as usual will not suffice<p>17 minutes ago<p>More countries today …

UN Security Council

Most Irish people would rather campaign posters were banned in the run up to the referendum

Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie<p>MOST IRISH PEOPLE would be in favour of a total ban on campaign posters in the run up to the referendum on the Eighth …


Building up his hamstrings, playing with confidence: How Forde's game reached new heights

AFTER A NUMBER of seasons trying to nail down a starting role in the Tipperary team, 2014 was the year Seamus Callanan finally found his home as the …

Eighth Amendment

Irish emigrants urged #HomeToVote in abortion referendum

Irish emigrants are being urged in a new video to travel home to vote in favour of overturning the country’s constitutional ban on abortion in a referendum next month.<p>The London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign has released the two-minute video, filmed in six countries, to encourage Irish citizens …


Martin slams ‘ridiculous’ defence of Naughten lobbyist phone call

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has described as “ridiculous” the defence given by Communications Minister Denis Naughten, who had said his call …

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The 5 at 5: Monday

Five newborn baby rabbits.<p>Five newborn baby rabbits.<p>EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, <i>TheJournal.ie</i> brings you the five biggest stories of the day.<p><b>1. #BREXIT:</b> …

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Two men arrested in connection with Derek Coakley-Hutch killing

Duo being held at Dublin Garda stations over the shooting of 27-year-old father of two<p>60 minutes ago Updated: 59 minutes ago<p>Two young men have been …

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GAA has written to county management over Eighth Amendment referendum

Croke Park.<p>Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland<p>Croke Park.<p>Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland<p>THE GAA HAS today written to county secretaries …

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Bishop says abortion is morally wrong whether legal or not

No referendum can change the moral truth that abortion is wrong, Bishop of Ferns Denis Brennan has said.<p>The direct and intentional killing of an …

Leo Varadkar

Opinion: 'We need a moratorium on removals from the electoral register until after the referendum'

SOON AFTER I moved to our ‘forever home’ in early 2014, I started the process of registering to vote at my new address.<p>While the right to vote kicks …

Eighth Amendment

Almost half of voters want to repeal Eighth Amendment

Senator Catherine Noone, Chairperson of the Oireachtas Eighth Amendment Committee<p>Image: Sen Catherine Noone/Twitter<p>Senator Catherine Noone, …

Constitutional Amendments

Hundreds attend pro-retain event in Co Mayo

Around 300 people have attended a meeting in Co Mayo in favour of retaining the Eighth Amendment.

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Latest: 8th Amendment 'a healthcare issue', say Social Democrats

<b>Update 11.52pm:</b> Bishop of Ferns Denis Brennan has today called for a No vote in the upcoming referendum on the 8th Amendment.<p>In a pastoral message …

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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Image: Shutterstock/kikovic<p>Image: Shutterstock/kikovic<p>EVERY MORNING, <i>TheJournal.ie</i> brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.<p><b>1.</b> …