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So the date for the 2018 Presidential Election has been set. October 26th.

The candidates are Seán Gallagher, Gavin Duffy, Joan Freeman, Liadh Ní Riada, and Michael D Higgins.

Here's some info on each of them:
Seán Gallagher:
-entrepreneur/millionare/founder of Smarthomes, which received 830k in State grants
-Dragon's Den reality tv personality
-came 2nd in 2011 election after false tweets were read on air about business dealings & changed public opinion
-member of FF 1981-2011
-writes books on success/entrepreneurship, alcohol awareness
-hasn't released campaign plans yet
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Thread on #8thref #repealthe8th #irelandreferendum results.
1) Bottom line: On 25th May 2018, this little guy (12 week scan) & future generations of unborn boys & girls had their right to life in the womb removed from our constitution to introduce abortion
2) We would not have had the ref. yesterday had #SavitaHalappanavar not died of sepsis & medical negligence while suffering a miscarriage in October 2012 & had her death falsely blamed on the 8th Amendment, initially by @GalwayProChoice in cahoots with @KittyHollandIT @IrishTimes
3) For more on the real facts behind the #SavitaHalappanavar case, see here:

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1. Thread on cronyism, the abortion industry and the Government.

#savethe8th #loveboth
2. In the midst of the #cervicalcheckscandal other unsavoury details about the Govt. have emerged. These facts help to explain what exactly Tony O'Brien (Director General of the HSE) was doing as a non-executive Director of the Board of Evofem Devices & why Min. Harris approved.
3.This arrangement occurred in the middle of a flu season epidemic in Jan 2018. A peak number of people of 714 were left on trolleys in one day. Mr Varadker is quoted as having supported this unusual decision.
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Hi Cora, abortion rates depend on many things but least of all the legal status, most of all the contraceptive availability. A regulated abortion service means women aren't vulnerable to coercion from illegal providers and importantly, have access to post-abortion contraception.
A legalised regulated service also means you can get great data on who has abortions, why they have abortions + what might be done to better serve those social groups. Scotland managed to halve the abortion rate of under 18s in just 8 years through education about contraception.
Abortion rates always appear to rise after legalisation because abortions can actually be individually recorded for the first time. But then, in countries with good access to best practice abortion care, contraception and sex ed, they drop.
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