11 May, 2018
Before Facebook started to block advertising related to the referendum, but which does not belong to Irish advertisers.
Gavin Sheridan, CEO of Vizlegal, said social media companies were in reactive mode and it should not be their job to police advertising.
Google said its decision - which includes ads on YouTube - comes as part of its "election integrity efforts globally".
India reject Australia day-night Test
According to Sutherland, Australia would still play a day-night Test against Sri Lanka in Brisbane in January 2019. Cricket Australia had been in discussions with the Indian cricket board to stage a day-night Test at Adelaide Oval.
On the 25th of May 2018, the Irish abortion referendum will take place. The ban includes ads on the YouTube video platform, which is owned by Google.
'The fact is that the online world is a rules-free zone for foreign interests who have been spending vast sums of money trying to influence voters ahead of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, ' she said.
Independent News & Media, Ireland's largest digital media platform, says that it will allow digital ads from both campaigns provided that they are "factual" and are "not offensive". "That platform is now being undermined in order to prevent the public from hearing the message of one side", the pro-life groups said at a press conference.
The company has also previously said it will implement a system of disclosures for ad buyers to make it clear to users who paid for the ad, and that it will be publishing a Transparency Report this summer breaking out election ad purchases.
The Irish government began asking questions of pro-abortion groups in 2016 after a leaked document from American billionaire George Soros's Open Society Foundations revealed plans to push Ireland and other pro-life countries to legalize abortion on demand, the Catholic News Agency reported at the time.