The Women’s Podcast: Reflecting on the Repeal movement

Writer Una Mullally and poet Elaine Feeney talk to Kathy Sheridan about Repeal the 8th book

The referendum date has been set for May 25th.

“Social change is creative change and it’s important to remember the artistic expressions that have brought us to this place and have been a part of it too,” says journalist Una Mullally, about why she has put together an anthology of writing and art on the Repeal movement.

The Repeal the 8th book is a collection of stories, essays, poetry and photography around the movement for reproductive rights in Ireland in the lead up to a referendum on the Eighth Amendment to the constitution on May 25th.

It features work by journalists Kitty Holland and Nell McCafferty, novelists Lisa McInerney, Anne Enright and Louise O’Neill, as well as a host of others like comedians Tara Flynn and Aisling Bea.

On the latest episode of the Women’s Podcast, Mullally and Galway poet Elaine Feeney – who has contributed her piece History Lesson to the book – speak to Kathy Sheridan about the anthology and the Repeal campaign.


Repeal The 8th, published by Unbound, is out now

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Jennifer Ryan

Jennifer Ryan is a former audio producer at The Irish Times