Ailbhe Smyth

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Madonna: the singer has entered a culture war about what pro-Palestinian advocates refer to as ‘apartheid Israel’

It’s not a scene you’ll see in Bohemian Rhapsody, but in 1985 Queen defied a UN ban and played a series of South African concerts in Sun City, the apa(...)

 Sabina Higgins meets Hanan Amer at the Amal women’s association event celebrating International Women’s Day, at the Dublin Mosque, on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Strange day!” said Sabina Higgins as she squeezed her way into the entrance hall of the Dublin Mosque meeting rooms for the International Woman’s Day(...)

 Aoibhinn Ní Shuilleabháin, Annie Hoey   and Sarah Moynihan from Together for Yes on the canvass in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

We are asking people to vote Yes so we can remove the harmful Eighth Amendment from our Constitution and end the dangers it has created for women’s he(...)

Margaret McGeehan, chair of Donegal Pro Life, has asked principals that students be shown or given access to the “Keep the 8th” video, “in the interest of a balanced debate”.

Secondary schools in Donegal have been asked by an anti-abortion group to show a graphic video to senior students ahead of the May 25th referendum on (...)

Dr Rhona Mahon (right), master of the National Maternity Hospital, with Amy Callahan and Conor Upton of Terminations for Medical Reasons,  in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Women who choose to have an abortion when they are informed their baby will not survive outside the womb are abandoned by the State, the master of the(...)

Ailbhe Smyth (L) of Together for Yes says she is ‘thrilled and pleased’ by the response to its fundraising efforts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

On this week’s Inside Politics podcast, Ailbhe Smyth, co-director of Together for Yes, joins Hugh Linehan and Pat Leahy to discuss campaigning in the (...)

Convenor of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Ailbhe Smyth: “We have a lot of work to do.”

Several hundreds of protesters gathered for a Repeal the Eighth rally in Dublin city centre on Saturday, calling for a referendum on the Constitution’(...)

File photographs: The Irish Times

To those who oppose the legalisation of abortion, the recent recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly were “horrifying”, “ dreadful” and “chilling”. (...)

Campaigners form a figure 8 at a Dublin rally to appeal for a referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. Photograph: Yvette Kelly

Campaigners for a referendum on repealing the eighth Amendment of the Constitution, on abortion, are holding a day of action in Dublin city centre, th(...)

Front: writer and comedian Tara Flynn with students Kim Cadogan from Phisboro, and Laura Hardiman from Ballymun. Back: NWCI director Orla O’Connor and author Louise O’Neil. Photograph:  Colm Mahady / Fennells

‘Be a fabulous, fierce feminist,” shouts veteran feminist and academic Ailbhe Smyth, to the audience of young Irish women gathered in Croke Park earl(...)