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Pro Choice Rally

In Blog, Politics by Fedayn3 Comments

A large crowd estimated at 2,000 gathered outside the Dáil this evening to protest the tardiness of Ireland’s legislation on abortion availability in light of the tragic case of Savita Halappanavar. Speakers from the public sphere such as Clare Daly called for action to applause and shouts of ‘Never Again’ while private individuals such as Siùsaidh Laoidhigh told their own personal tales to a rapt crowd. The stage demanded that all come … Read More

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Boot camp for hate

In Blog, Politics by Peg Leeson2 Comments

It would appear that Precious Life, the nordy cousin of Youth Defence, are organising a quasi-military training day up in Belfast.  First off the imagery for this is pretty worrying. Hiding behind a play on the concept of ‘boot camp’ is a veiled suggestion of para-militarism Khaki and army fatigues are pretty loaded imagery when associated with the pro-life movement globally. Violent attacks on abortion clinics, including the murder of personnel working there, have … Read More

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Full marks for Irish pro-life doctors

In Blog, Politics by Peg Leeson4 Comments

Why is the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Irish College of General Practitioners offering Continuing Medical Education points for attending the International Symposium of Maternal Health? In case you missed it this is the same symposium that stated “We confirm that the prohibition of abortion does not affect, in any way, the availability of optimal care to pregnant women.” Well darn they got that one wrong! For those … Read More

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Clare Daly speaks to thousands at Savita rally

In Blog, Culture, Politics by Paul1 Comment

Clare Daly TD addressed a large crowd of the 17,000 that attended the Savita rally on Saturday. A stirring speech ends with the call: “You have done a wonderful thing here today. Out of this terrible tragedy, we may build a better future.  Don’t let them off the hook, don’t come back and wait until the next tragedy.  The pressure has to be kept up. Only people power will deliver … Read More

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Thousands in Dublin call for change

In Blog, Culture, Politics by Paul6 Comments

While Enda Kenny tells the press in Galway he ‘won’t be rushed’, thousands of Irish people solemnly marked the passing of Savita Halappanavar in marches both domestic and international. Below are a selection of photos of the march in Dublin (estimated to be in the region of 20,000) from various twitter accounts.

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International Reaction to Savita

In Blog, Culture, Politics by Fedayn4 Comments

Ireland is more used to favourable press than it is getting at the moment. The soccer fans who were so well received in Poland, Arthur’s Day, Enda with his wooden head on the cover of TIME, Bono being a massive arse – all these things go down well with the forrins, while they leave us cringing like the miserable begrudgers we are. However, the international hacks have been tearing us … Read More

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Vigil at Dáil in memory of Savita Halappanavar

In Blog, Politics by admin1 Comment

Approximately 2,000 people attended a vigil outside the Dáil this evening to mark their anger over the passing of Galway woman Savita Halappanavar.   An emotional public meeting included speakers Clare Daly, members of Choice Ireland and non-affiliated individuals who spoke of their anger and sorrow at the death of Savita and the state of Ireland’s legislation on abortion. More Photos below: