Entries by Repeal8

Member Profile: DCU FemSoc

Who We Are FemSoc DCU is a relatively new college society with the goal of promoting gender equality activism both on and off Dublin City University campuses. FemSoc DCU aims to leave its mark as a society on college life by bringing students together, both male and female, to raise awareness and support of important […]

Ireland’s violation of International Abortion rights: A Perpetual Déjà Vu

Authors: Aisling McMahon Law Lecturer, Newcastle University & Bríd Ní Ghráinne, Law Lecturer, University of Sheffield, 23rd August 2017 Abortion is only permitted in Ireland when the life of the mother is in danger, making the Irish abortion framework one of the most restrictive in the world. In July 2017, the Committee Against Torture questioned Ireland […]

Brexit ‘may lead to later abortions for Irish women’

Source: Irish Times, 12th August, 2017 Mary Minihan Pro-choice campaigners express worry over potential impact of UK’s exit on access to services Pro-choice campaigners have raised concerns about the potential impact of Brexit on women travelling from Ireland to Britain for abortions. Ailbhe Smyth, spokeswoman for the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, said she was worried […]

Member Profile: Bi+ Ireland

Who we are Bi+ Ireland is a social and community space for bi+ people based in, from, or closely connected to Ireland. The bi+ umbrella is inclusive of all non-monosexual orientations including, but not limited to, bisexual, biromantic, pansexual, and non-monosexual queer people. Bi+ Ireland aims to create a space where bi+ people can make […]

Abortion vote date plan angers pro-choice side

Opposition politicians, women’s groups and pro-choice campaigners have expressed alarm at the taoiseach’s intention to hold the abortion referendum in midsummer next year. Orla O’Connor, director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, said the vote should take place “in May at the latest” because younger voters tend to go abroad for the summer. Ailbhe […]

Abortion referendum must be standalone and carefully timed

The Government must ensure it times the referendum on repeal of the Eighth Amendment to facilitate full and active participation by all sectors of society.  That’s according to the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, which was responding today (29.07.17) to media reports on the timing and focus of future referendums. The Coalition also stressed the […]

Road ahead is now clear for the Oireachtas to deal with the Eighth Amendment

Citizens’ Assembly delivers report on Eighth Amendment to Oireachtas The publication of the Citizen’s Assembly report on the Eighth Amendment has been welcomed by the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment. The Citizens’ Assembly recommended sweeping reform of Ireland’s abortion laws by a large majority vote in April of this year. Commenting on the publication […]

Ireland’s Abortion Failings to be Highlighted at High-Level EU Meetings

Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment invited to address several European meetings this week Ireland’s failure to provide safe and legal abortion services will be highlighted by the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment at a number of high-level European meetings over the coming week. Tomorrow, Thursday, 21st June at 4pm, Ailbhe Smyth, Convenor of the Coalition, […]