The law of the land

The functions of the law are to keep peace, shape moral standards, promote social justice, resolve disputes and protect the liberties and rights of a country’s citizens. But how do we decide the moral values that underpin these rules? Religion can provide, and has provided, lawmakers with a handy, pre-existing morality on which to base […]

Coalition to Repeal the Eighth demonstrate at Central Bank

 The Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment held a rally in Dublin city centre today in demonstration of their wish for an “immediate referendum to repeal the eighth amendment”.     Meeting outside Central Bank on Dame Street, similar rallies were held in Galway, Cork and Kerry. With over 1000 people registered as “going” on […]

Women’s liberation should embrace striking

Over one hundred years ago, one of history’s greatest revolutionary women, Rosa Luxemburg, wrote on the significance of the mass strike. Luxemburg’s attempt was among the first to examine, rigorously and in depth, the role of the strike in the struggle to transform society.   The strike, after all, is a long-standing pillar of labour […]

Should I have been aborted?

If there were a referendum on the 8th Amendment tomorrow, I would vote to repeal. I believe that access to safe and legal abortion is an important part of a modern society. I do not believe that life starts at conception.   But when did my life begin? Should I be here at all?   […]

Katie Ascough announced UCDSU President

Katie Ascough, a third year Science student specialising Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, has won the University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) presidential candidate race with a final total of 1,431 votes.   Three other candidates also ran for the position; Ronán Bartley, Rebecca Hart and Philip Weldon. Second year Business student Weldon placed second in the race with […]

Up to 300 sign TCD Strike 4 Repeal pledge, as campaign grows on campuses

The Strike 4 Repeal campaign has begun organising and seeking student support on university campuses across the country, as an activist behind the Trinity campaign group hailed the “overwhelmingly positive responses” from students in the college since setting up a stall in the Arts Building on Tuesday February 7.   Strike 4 Repeal aims to stage a […]

Op-ed: Why you should support the Strike 4 Repeal campaign

12 women travel to England each day to have abortions; safe yet illegal abortion pills are used by thousands of Irish women through services like need abortion Ireland and women on web; the last Irish Magdalene laundry was closed in 1996 in Galway. I’m sure you know these facts already.   The reality of abortion […]

Unrestricted access to abortion up for debate with The Phil

Unrestricted access to abortion was up for debate at the Phil this Thursday. Despite teetering on the edge of acrimony once or twice, the debate was heated but respectful – there were even a few laughs.   Arguments from the proposition (pro-unrestricted access) centered around female bodily autonomy. “Who are you,” writer Una Mullally calmly demanded of […]

An uncivil war?

“More and more polls indicate that more and more people are saying we have to let it go”   Construction on Pearse Street recently presented a new outlet for voices to be heard. White, blank construction walls lined the busy road, serving as a canvas for any who might avail of it. Options were plenty, […]

UCDSU will send submission to Citizens’ Assembly following referendum

University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) have sent in a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly advocating for a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment.   The submission follows a referendum held last week, in which UCD students voted against the adoption of a neutral stance by their SU on the issue of abortion. The referendum […]

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Ines Niarchos
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