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You’re Only Massive.

In Blog, politics by JamLeave a Comment

The shite weather and bus strikes didn’t deter thousands of marchers who showed for the largest ever March for Choice in Dublin yesterday.

Despite the weather, spirits were high. With many march participants singing and chanting spurred on by the presence of some damn tight drum ensembles. Others were content to just stroll, keeping an eye out for mates usually ran into with ease at pro-choice demonstrations, but now scattered to the winds among thousands for whom this may have been their first demo.

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Appropriate Women.

In Blog by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

Oireachtas Retort returns with his third podcast. This ones a pro-choice special and features a tonne of activists North and South. There’s discussions with Flávia Simas, Máiréad Enright, Niamh Puirséil, Linda Kavanagh, Goretti Horgan and some killer music from the one and only Sissy. There’s some essential discussion getting an airing so do tune in. Make sure you follow him on Soundcloud.

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6.01pm

In Blog by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

It’s the Angelus Captain, but not as we know it. Pro-choice activists are staging a simultaneous theatrical intervention across Ireland and beyond to mark St Brigid’s Day. Why? Well, St Brigid’s Day was previously known as the pre-Christian festival of Imbolg. According to academic Maeve B. Callan, St Bridget is one of four Irish saints who “are recorded as openly and miraculously carrying out abortions”. So, there you have it.They’re … Read More

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It’s In The Detail.

In Blog by Rashers Tierney1 Comment

Not much in this many of you wouldn’t have had a hunch about thematically . The Detail has carried out an investigation into the numbers traveling for abortion each year to the UK. The small documentary accompanying interviews a representative from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service talking about the strain it places on their staff.  The report comes on the back of that recent court case up north that ruled … Read More

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ReNua, Rebooty, Reject.

In Blog by Fedayn11 Comments

The very popular Facebook page Renua Ireland has announced it is to change it’s name. The parody page of the new political party run by Lucinda Creighton and possibly (on again, off again) Eddie Hobbs was setup in the vacuum that surrounded Renua Ireland‘s press launch day. Announcing their decision today they said: “We came to this difficult decision as it was felt “the other lot” – those fiendish impostors … Read More

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The More Things Change…

In #rabble9, Blog, Culture, Interviews by Rashers Tierney 1 Comment

  Competition time: Win tickets to the performance of the play on Thursday January 8th. There will be a panel discussion after the performance. All you have to do is take our reader survey and we’ll make like magic and pull a name from a hat.   My Name is Saoirse is set in 1980s Limerick and is a dark comedy about shifting, peanuts and abortion. Director Hildegard Ryan and … Read More

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So What’s The Story With Abortion By Post?

In #rabble9, Home Title, politics, Print Edition, Uncategorized by Sheila Lafferty4 Comments

While Ireland continually grapples over the morality of other peoples choices the rest of world has been developing technologies and medicines for safer, quicker more efficient pregnancy terminations and has being doing so for decades now. Sheila Lafferty takes a look at the abortion pill. Every year 42 million women worldwide choose to have an abortion. This aspect of reality just doesn’t get discussed in Ireland. Many people residing here … Read More

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Stories, Stigma And A Smidgen Of Funding.

In Blog, Uncategorized by Maggie Corrigan.Leave a Comment

The nation is set to speak with their feet on Saturday and snake through Dublin’s most trod upon tarmac asking the Government once more to wake up, cop on and unlatch itself from the the Church’s cracked leaky nipple and legalise abortion. There has been a small project counter-acting the silence on abortion alongside these marches for a few years now. This year it has itself a smidgen of funding. … Read More