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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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I’ll never forget it.

Posted on: 22 May, 2020
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Therese Lynn Thinking about May 25th 2018 I am flooded with memories. I realised my repeal story was so many things.  It was exhilarating to join arms with like-minded people,…

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To my fellow canvassers…

Posted on: 22 May, 2020
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Helen Stonehouse, ARC P&A member and T4Y volunteer My repeal memories feel like they take up so much time and no time at all. I’m going to tell you a…

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‘The exit polls say it’s over. We did it.’

Posted on: 22 May, 2020
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Caroline Barry My choice in 2001 was simple and off to England I went. I was too young, too naive and too immature to take on the responsibility of what…

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Kerry says Yes!

Posted on: 21 May, 2020
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Paula Dennan is a founding member and former convener of Kerry for Choice. I am standing in the count centre in Killarney. All of the boxes have been tallied, so…

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Marching with you was an honour

Posted on: 21 May, 2020
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Edana Flynn It was the ARC March for Choice in 2018, we arrived early in Dublin and headed to where breakfast was generously being provided to those marching to the…

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A pocketful of badges

Posted on: 20 May, 2020
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Danielle Roberts – Alliance 4 Choice, Belfast When thinking about Repeal of course the referendum and the campaign leading up to it is one of the first things that comes…

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Seeing my voice make a difference was incredible

Posted on: 20 May, 2020
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Trisha Harrington – Offaly ARC Repeal was a huge turning point in my life. It was my first time getting active in the change I wanted to see in my…

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My Repeal(shield) story

Posted on: 19 May, 2020
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Brian Leonard I was fourteen when the 8th was inserted into the constitution.  I remember the vitriol of the campaign; raised voices, wild eyed priests and pointing fingers.  Instinctively, I…

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