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DCUSU referendum on option to leave union expected as petition gains necessary signatures

A petition on the union’s stance on abortion has also gained signatures of 2.5% of the union body

 

Two petitions circulating in Dublin City University (DCU) – one calling for the option to leave Dublin City University Students Union (DCUSU) and another for a referendum on the union’s stance on abortion – have gained the necessary number of …

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Pulling down posters won’t win the argument

The silencing of pro-lifers by Trinity PBP members will only weaken the pro-choice side.

Trinity PBP has overreached with their removal of pro-life posters around campus. While abortion is a sensitive issue, no side in the debate has a mandate to suppress an opposing viewpoint.

Any disrespect for democratic values only undermines the pro-choice

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“Very worrying” — Keane criticises UCDSU President’s removal of abortion information

UCDSU retracts handbooks over illegal abortion content

Kevin Keane criticised the decision made by University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) President Katie Ascough to retract and reprint their Student Union handbook “Winging It In UCD” because of illegal content about abortions. The handbooks were ordered by the …

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Pro-life to pro-choice: confessions from a convert

On July 4, 2015 I attended the Rally for Life in Dublin. This September 30 I will be attending my first March for Choice.

I was working as a research assistant in College the summer after my first year. I saw the Rally for Life posters every day on my route to and from work but hadn’t seriously considered attending until the day of

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The law of the land

Comhall Fanning investigates the influence of religion on the morality behind law across the globe.

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 …

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Coalition to Repeal the Eighth demonstrate at Central Bank

Following Varadkar’s announcement of a referendum on the 8th Amendment in 2018, Pro-Choice supporters took to the streets to demand a change in Ireland’s abortion laws

 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

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Women’s liberation should embrace striking

Rory O’Neill argues that feminist movements should strike to achieve social change

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

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Should I have been aborted?

As the child of an unexpected pregnancy, Sam Cox explores his and his mother’s personal journeys and their side of the pro-choice narrative

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

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Katie Ascough announced UCDSU President

The pro-life candidate received 35.65% of first-count votes despite criticism over her involvement in the “Yes for Neutrality” campaign

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 …

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