“As a woman, I have strong opinions regarding the 8th Amendment, as it is an inherently sexist piece of legislation as it stands. However, also as a woman, I have strong and negative opinions on certain aspects of the campaign.”
The Repeal the 8th movement has recently brought the issue of abortion to the fore of Irish life. While the right to choose to have an abortion seems fundamental, there is a danger that repealing the 8th Amendment will be …
Kieran McNulty, TCDSU President launches ‘Campaign Hub’ to help support and coordinate student activism on campus
Last night saw the launch of TCDSU’s ‘Campaign Hub’ at the dining hall. There were speakers from various groups and campaigns, introduced by TCDSU President Kieran McNulty, who also spoke. Speakers included representatives from TCDSU Repeal the 8th Committee, Gender …
Amnesty International Ireland yesterday began a two week long public demonstration, supported by TCDSU, outside government buildings calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment
Yesterday, March 29, marked the beginning of Amnesty International Ireland’s two week long public demonstration outside government buildings calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.
DU Amnesty, Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union (TCDSU) and the Union of Students in …
USI President Kevin Donoghue: access to free, safe and legal abortions in Ireland is “critical to advancing gender equality and the position of women in Irish society”
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called for political parties to commit to holding a referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment if elected in the coming general election.
USI has called for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment …
The debate was panelled by five representatives out of the 16 parties running in General Election 2016
Taxation reform, economic policy and government corruption were the primary topics of discussion at the Historical Society’s Party Debate on Wednesday evening, with five representatives out of the sixteen parties running in this year’s general election on the panel; Minister …
At the end of November, Belfast High Court reached the decision that Northern Ireland’s abortion laws are in breach of human rights.
Jo Gowers, women’s officer of NUS-USI, Northern Ireland’s Union of Students, has said that the union, and other organisations involved in women’s rights, must put pressure on politicians to make sure that Belfast High Court’s recent ruling on abortion is …
Minister for Health Dr Leo Varadkar speaks to Trinity politics society on his experience of being in government and of the marriage equality campaign as well as answering questions on a wide range of topics including the abortion debate
This evening TD and minister for health Dr Leo Varadkar visited Trinity Politics Society to give his personal experience of being in politics as well as his opinion on a wide range of issues. Dr Varadkar is the most senior …
Dr Veronica O’Keane: Repeal of the eighth amendment will not be enough
Trinity professor in psychiatry, Dr Veronica O’Keane, and Dr Peter Boylan, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the National Maternity Hospital, where the two Irish doctors who, along with 838 other physicians from 44 countries, last week signed an open letter …
Sarah Taaffe-Maguire considers the difficulties professional and student midwives face when negotiating the eighth amendment.
The eighth amendment places equal value on the life of an unborn child as on the life of the pregnant person. It goes beyond a ban on abortion. It is a divisive issue. Lesser reported on is the literal division …