Tag Archives: The Eighth Amendment

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran

“What I’d say to a Catholic who voted Yes is this, if you voted Yes knowing and intending that abortion would be the outcome then you should consider coming to confession…

…Ultimately all sin, and sin is not just related to this area, but all sin is about decisions that impact on our relationship with God.”

Catholics who voted Yes should consider confession, says Bishop (irish Times)



Elaine writes:

A sad day indeed for Dublin Zoo but absolutely no mention at all from The Liberal about the referendum result today…

Poor, thick-skinned swamp dweller.

But enough about Leo Sherlock.


The Liberal




This afternoon.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Jubilant Yes campaigners and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar celebrate the vote to repeal the 8th Amendment.

More as we get it.

Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Meanwhile, in the RDS…

This afternoon.

RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Minister for Health Simon Harris (pic 4) and Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald (pic 7) join Jubilant Yes campaigners at the  Dublin count centre as results from the Eighth Amendment referendum come in.

Earlier: Love Vote


This morning.

RDS Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Unopened ballot boxes in the Dublin Count Centre from the Referendum of the 36th Amendment to the Constitution Bill 2018 to allow lawmakers to legislate for abortion.

Last night: Yes

Sam Boal/RollingNews


Counting underway.






A separate Exit poll was conducted by RTÉ and Behaviour & Attitudes.

Exit poll indicates large majority vote to change abortion laws (RTÉ)

This evening.

Una Donnelly joined Yes campaigners filing a traffic island in Fairview, Dublin 3 willing commuters of legal voting age to choose repeal.

Thanks Olga

Ah here.

Gavin Fogarty writes:

In the window of my polling station. Not outside, in the actual polling station window. Does anybody know if there will be follow ups about this kind of thing?

Earlier: Biblical

They bought it.


Navan Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald casts her vote – eventually – in the Eighth Amendment referendum.