Ailbhe Smyth

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Repeal the Eighth: if The 8th doesn’t declare its stance outright, the film is unambiguously on the side of the Yes campaign. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The historic significance of the vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, in the referendum of 2018, was lost on nobody at the time. T(...)

The 8th

THE 8TH ★★★★★ Directed by Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O’Boyle. Featuring Ailbhe Smyth, Andrea Horan, Ivana Bacik, Wendy Grace, Una Mullally,(...)

One could be forgiven for believing enough had already been said and written about the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. Back in 201(...)

Sisters Róisín and Rachael Ingle. ‘Thank you, Rach’

Something that’s been a regular delight in the past few months has been taking delivery of the pandemic post. Whether it’s the arrival of a crucial pa(...)

Yes to equality: Panti Bliss (Rory O'Neill) in the courtyard at Dublin Castle on May 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

ON THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFERENDUM THAT CHANGED HOW WE SAW OURSELVES, SOME OF THE ACTIVISTS INVOLVED REVISIT THAT TIME It’s a diffe(...)

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(...)

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