'I don’t want cost to be a barrier' - Simon Harris confirms abortion services will be free
Women who avail of abortions will not have to pay for the service.
Yes 66.40% 1,429,981
No 33.60% 723,632
Voter Turnout: 64.14%
Women who avail of abortions will not have to pay for the service.
The table below shows the top five constituencies with the strongest vote for or against repealing the Eighth Amendment.
Dublin Bay South 78.49% 21.51%
Dún Laoghaire 77.06% 22.94%
Dublin Fingal 76.96% 23.04%
Dublin Central 76.51% 23.49%
Dublin Rathdown 76.10% 23.90%
Donegal 48.13% 51.87%
The Irish Family Planning Association said it hopes to start providing a medical abortion service from Monday January 7 - but it is still waiting for sign off on vital supports from the HSE.
THE Eighth Amendment has been officially repealed today.
A MAN who attempted to bring a legal challenge against the results of the abortion referendum has compared the vote to legalising slavery.
Facebook have agreed to release information on advertising used during the Eighth Amendment referendum.
AN IRISH Bishop has said "euthanasia" has now been accepted in the country following the successful vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment.
RTÉ received a massive 1,277 complaints in relation to the Claire Byrne Live Referendum Special.
The swift rollout of planned abortion legislation is at risk of being hindered by shortfalls in the wider health service, it emerged yesterday.
A leading bishop has called on Catholics who voted 'Yes' in the abortion referendum to "consider coming to confession".
IN a way, it’s a wonder that we were surprised at all.
As the country considers the seismic shift recorded on the history books on Saturday with the announcement of the landslide vote in favour of repeal, Independent.ie looks at some of the most prolific people in the campaign for repeal down through the years.
COULD Micheál Martin be the first political leader to launch a heave against his own party?
Abortion will be legal in Ireland before the Budget in October, Independent.ie understands.
After the definitive Yes vote, a number of important questions remain, including when new legislation will be passed and how abortion services will be delivered in the future.
British journalist Rachel Johnson is facing a backlash after praising Sky News for covering the referendum in "clear English, not Gaelic".
Predictions of a major urban-rural divide or east-west split proved unfounded as the referendum results rolled in, with remarkable consistency in voting across the country.
Friday's referendum was the first of seven questions on the Constitution to be put to people in the near future, with two referendums expected later this year.
Campaigners who led the successful Together For Yes group plan to turn their attention to Northern Ireland in the wake of the landslide referendum victory.
Senior Catholic bishops acknowledged that the Church must "ruthlessly" examine its place in a society that has changed hugely in recent years.
THE leader of the No campaign in the only constituency to vote against abortion reform has said Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar should be ashamed.
BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated the Irish people on their decision in the abortion referendum amid pressure to liberalise the strict laws in Northern Ireland.
Sinn Fein has called for a referendum on a united Ireland following the abortion poll.
The scale of the landslide referendum result was unexpected by many - including those who backed repeal - and as the country looks towards the next steps against a backdrop of what many view as a ‘new Ireland’ there are some clear winners and losers following the extensive campaign.
The church's influence in Ireland is under threat after a landslide victory for the 'Yes' campaign in the abortion referendum, according to the Archbishop of Dublin.
PRO-CHOICE campaigners have backed calls for Ireland's new abortion laws to be named after Savita Halappanavar, the expectant mother who died after being refused a termination.
British journalist Rachel Johnson has come under fire on Twitter after making baffling remarks about the media coverage of the abortion referendum.
A single candle flame remains burning in front of a mural of Savita Halappanavar the morning after a landslide 'Yes' vote in the abortion referendum.
An 81-year-old campaigner has said he is "elated" with the abortion referendum result.
Join Caitlin McBride, Ailish O'Hora and Margaret Donnelly after Ireland votes 'Yes' in a landslide historic referendum.
Donegal has emerged as the only constituency to return a No vote in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment.
Friday's astonishing vote, that stirring people's demand for reproductive choice, tells us two things about Ireland.
There will be those deemed to be the political winners and losers but the result of the abortion referendum, in a vivid sense, defies analysis through the normal prism of politics as usual.
If there was no Repeal the Eighth Amendment campaign, the past five months would still have been emotionally exhausting. It remains an extraordinary period, and a depressing one.
Last October a small group of TDs and senators from different parties came together to provide an umbrella for Oireachtas members who were in favour of repeal. The group hoped to support a mainstream campaign to deliver a referendum and a Yes vote. At the time there was concern that the referendum might not even get through the Oireachtas. If it did, they worried that those who had been at the vanguard of repeal for decades might construct a campaign that would be so focused on women's right to choose that the centre ground would be driven into the arms of the...
One of most vivid descriptions of the young emigrants coming back to vote in last Friday's referendum came from Irish author Jane Casey, who said it was a 'response to all the silent, secret journeys that went the other way'.
Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be young and flying home to secure a resounding Yes result was very heaven.
Ireland is still some distance from the point where abortion up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy is actually legal. Even though President Michael D Higgins will be able to sign the relevant order to repeal the Eighth Amendment in the coming days, the Dail has still to pass the much-talked about abortion legislation.
Simon Harris was never supposed to be health minister - twice. Ironically he got the job first time around because of a secret showdown between the current and the former Taoiseach.
The vast majority of people who voted Yes in last Friday's historic referendum on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution did so because they believed women should have the choice to decide whether or not they should have an abortion.
Five years ago, Dr Rhona Mahony, the Master of the National Maternity Hospital, emerged from an Oireachtas committee having made her first public foray into the abortion debate.
Anti-Repeal campaigners have vowed to continue their opposition to the Government's planned legislation on abortion as well as any prospect that abortion clinics could open in Ireland.
Amid the unfolding disbelief and rapture at the RDS, a trembling young woman in a Repeal T-shirt in the crowd reached out to touch the arm of Katherine Zappone, saying: "I was the rape victim case that you read out first in the Dail." The Children's Minister enveloped her in a tight hug.
The expected rural-urban divide in the run-up to the referendum - with Yes campaigners worried a strong majority in the East would be counterbalanced by opposition from country voters - did not happen.
Ireland has decided by a massive majority to repeal the Eighth Amendment, at once ending a long divisive debate about the availability of abortion services and ushering in a new era of a woman's right to choose.
Well-known personalities such as Chris O'Dowd, Vogue Williams, Graham Linehan and Ellie Goulding were among those celebrating the landslide Yes vote in the referendum today.
THREE years ago Ireland made global headlines after becoming the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by popular vote.
Two young American men, whose family moved from Washington State about a decade ago because they wanted to live in a country without abortion, have expressed their deep sadness at the emphatic yes vote.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described the referendum result as a “quiet revolution” that came 100 years after women were given the right to vote.
DONEGAL has emerged as the only constituency to return a No vote in the referendum to repeal the 8th amendment.
ON A day that will long be remembered as significant in our social history, Ireland has voted to reform its highly-restrictive abortion laws - and has done so emphatically.
The turn-out for the abortion referendum is the third highest-ever for a referendum in Ireland since the adoption of the Constitution in 1937.
The pro-life movement is "more important than ever" and will not be discouraged by the landslide vote to repeal the Eight Amendment, campaigner Katie Ascough has said.
The morning after the result that put the Eighth Amendment into the constitution the Irish Independent headline on September 9 1983 read 'The two nations' with the sub-headline 'City, country split in poll'.
The town of Granard, Co Longford has voted Yes to repeal the 8 Amendment to the Constitution and pave the way for abortion to be legalised in line with the rest of the country.
A number of major 'Yes' campaign groups have shared their "extreme happiness" and "pride in the Irish public" following the announcement that Ireland has officially voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment.
Ireland has voted with a resounding 'Yes' to repeal the Eighth Amendment.
A MOTHER who lost three pregnancies said “I campaigned for ‘Yes’ for my baby girl” - as a landslide vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment was celebrated.
NURSE Bridin O’Connor was elated at results showing 72 percent of Dublin Midwest had voted to introduce a more liberal abortion system in Ireland.