Above: #Strike4Repeal call-out for International Women’s Day 2017. #repealthe8th After a weekend where millions around the world followed women in protest against Trump, there’s been a bit of a racket on the Irish social meeja about a #strike4repeal A facebuke page appeared last night issuing a call-out for a non-traditional #strike4repeal in Ireland on Wednesday the 8th of March, which is of course International Women’s Day. They released the below launch statement this morning with the event page. Organizers say if your crew want to add their name to the call, you should msg them on fb or drop them … Read More
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.
On the back of the huge momentum that has been building in opposition to our antiquated abortion laws, Rosi Leonard imagines a world beyond Repeal, a world where this energy spreads into challenging other aspects of society.
Campaign group Re(al)-Productive Health have called a picket outside a bogus anti-choice counselling service.
The picket will take place at 18.30 this evening beside the Marie Stopes service at number 11 on Berkeley Street. It was announced after The Times published undercover footage of their reporter being falsely advised of increased risk of cancer, future risk child abuse, and detrimental psychological impact as results of terminating a pregnancy.
One of our more backwards and archaic laws gets the puntastic treatment by Emare.
2016 is turning out to be a busy year for THEATREclub. Their piece It’s Not Over is at this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival Festival. They are also touring with The Game which explores the act of buying sex, and their The Ireland Trilogy is being performed in The Abbey in November. Martin Leen caught up with Grace Dyas activist, artist and co-founder of THEATREclub at their new place in Fatima Mansions to talk about their work and the state of the nation. Now that we have entered the second century of the Irish State how do you feel about … Read More
Spotted last night. Galway United’s Maroon Army unveil a banner calling for repeal of the 8th amendment. It was a two all draw against Longford Town. They also had a banner about the recent Hillsborough inquiry too. Fair play. Cheers to Brian Ó Dochartaigh for sending this in. Follow the Maroon Army here.
Bit of a fundraiser coming up down in Jigsaw for a new pro-choice website and information initiative called needabortionireland.org Folk can pop along earlier to help make up care packages too. As per the event notice: “Join us on at 6pm on Saturday 23rd to help us make up care packages as donations to needabortionireland.org! Bring any of the above items, or other non-perishable goods as a practical gesture of solidarity with everyone in Ireland needing abortion services and left out by Irish law. Any art ideas for nice packaging also v welcome including GLITTER.*” Glitter? You best go over … Read More
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.
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 calling it The Renunciation and one of our readers contacted us with the following info: “The readings will take place at 6.01pm – following the traditional time for the ringing … Read More