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Women To Blame.

In Blog by FedaynLeave a Comment

This weekend (after the March for Choice) you can catch an exhibition documenting the struggle to oppose the 8th Amendment. Over four decades, women in Ireland have been subject to repression, shaming and criminal sanctions in their attempts to express their sexuality and reproductive rights. Women’s bodies have been the subject of Tribunals, Referendums, accusations and censorship. Women to Blame visually represents the events before, during and after the Eighth … 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

    My Name is Saoirse is set in 1980s Limerick and is a dark comedy about shifting, peanuts and abortion. Director Hildegard Ryan and writer/performer Eva O’Connor chatted to Rashers Tierney about how the religious orders still need to loosen their vampiric grip on our schools and of course their play, which was our hands down favorite at this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival. Can you tell me something about … Read More

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All the Marys: Women Speak About Using The Abortion Pill.

In #rabble9, Blog, Print Edition by rabble3 Comments

Together and full of grace. These are excerpts from a few different women’s stories. Were calling them the Marys because yis don’t need to know their real names, nor do the authorities. They all chose abortion. They all agreed to share their stories to help other people find the words to voice their experiences. One went to the UK, some ordered pills online, one miscarried though it was their intent … Read More

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So What’s The Story With Abortion By Post?

In #rabble9, 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

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Here Popey, T’is Time For Me To Retire.

In Blog, Humour, Illustration, Politics by Paul Doyle4 Comments

A few days ago, his most arseholey eminence Cardinal Brady offered his resignation to the big papa priest in Rome. Survivors of sexual abuse urged a speedy acceptance but we’re still left waiting for the pope’s sign off. Frustrated with waiting, Paul Doyle turned his imagination to the contents of Brady’s resignation letter.       Dear Pope, It is with deep regret and a heavy heart that I must today request that you … Read More

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Abortion Ship Doctor Slams Irish Policy.

In Blog, Interviews, Politics by Tracy Brown Hamilton15 Comments

News broke over the weekend that a woman was forced to bear her rapist’s child having been denied an abortion after going on hunger strike. Tracy Brown Hamilton chatted to Rebecca Gomperts of Woman On Waves about how Ireland’s laws are failing women.   Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, 47,  is the founder and director of Women on Waves, an organization that, among other things sails a ship to countries where pregnancy termination is prohibited and offers … Read More

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Take The Boat.

In Blog, Film by Rashers Tierney1 Comment

  Back in May two French film makers started a Touscoprod project to raise dosh to cover the production of a documentary on the lack of access to abortion in Ireland. Camille Hamet studied at the Sorbonne and in NYC before becoming a journalist, while Séréna Robin became a script writer after travelling. Their project has the working title of “Take The Boat” and with 158 backers it raised €10,080. The pair … Read More

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Humiliating Turnout for Youth Defence in Belfast.

In Blog, Politics by Oireachtas Retort7 Comments

Youth Defence are on the move. Not too far unfortunately. Oireachtas Retort has a look at their day out.   Back in 2012, our intrepid photographer had great fun outside the Dáil I have never been challenged so often at any demonstration as this evening as to whom I ‘represent’, which paper, and do I know the truth about the story. While being herded around the big screens carrying a … Read More