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I will carry this fire with me

Posted on: 28 May, 2020
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Siobhán Shiels On this #repealaversary I wish to remember the who, the why and the effect being part of the Inishowen Together Repeal campaign has had on my life.  Repeal…

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Repeal pants

Posted on: 27 May, 2020
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Jessie de Boe is a visual artist whose work explores themes of nudity and the body. I created these images to express my solidarity with Irish women and to show my…

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I’d call every door again

Posted on: 27 May, 2020
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Syd Delz, Convenor of Dundalk for Choice / Together for YesChair of still existing Dundalk for change.  Two years feel like a lifetime and sometimes just seconds away. I still…

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The struggle is far from over

Posted on: 26 May, 2020
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Fiona Dolan Two years on, I have not yet begun to process the life altering experience that was the referendum campaign. Moving back to Ireland the previous September after several…

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Here comes the sun

Posted on: 25 May, 2020
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Kathy D’Arcy – Chair, Cork Together for Yes This is an Op Ed I wrote for the local Cork paper The Echo, as Chair of Cork Together for Yes. It…

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Ceatharlach abú!

Posted on: 24 May, 2020
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Clare L It’s around the 23rd of May 2018. Tá an ghrian ag spalpadh. In the tiny hamlet of Glynn, Co Carlow, a red-haired woman and I climb a pole…

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Dogs campaigning for choice need bandanas

Posted on: 24 May, 2020
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Jim Healy, Dogs for Choice So how does one harness the power of dogs to help fight for people’s reproductive rights? Social media really helps. Over a year before Ireland’s…

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Fingal Said Yes

Posted on: 24 May, 2020
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Orla Drohan Everybody who took part in the campaign to repeal the 8th amendment has their own story to tell. Here are some of my personal reflections and memories. The…

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A couch

Posted on: 23 May, 2020
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Luke Field, Rebels4Choice Thinking back to the referendum in 2018, the first memory that jumps out at me is not a conversation I had, or a leaflet I handed out,…

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Change by Candlelight

Posted on: 23 May, 2020
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Bernie Linnane – Leitrim ARC On a chilly November afternoon, in 2012, I stood among a small crowd in Sligo. We had gathered to protest, to express our anger, our…

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