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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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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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