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The ‘global gatherings’ to coincide with the Abortion Rights Campaign’s annual March for Choice in Dublin this Saturday have been organised by the Scarlet Brigade, an online network of Irish emigrants who are ‘scarlet for Ireland’s 8th amendment’.

As thousands of people take to the streets in Dublin this Saturday for the Abortion Rights Campaign’s annual March for Choice, satellite protests org(...)

Irish women are well aware of what is involved in making the choice to have an abortion.

The phrase “abortion on demand” has taken a central place in the debate surrounding the eighth amendment in Ireland. It is used most often by those wh(...)

The Irish Times sports journalist Carl O’Malley passed away this time last year, aged 36.

By rights, he’d show up at the desk tomorrow, manned with a coffee and a bit of mischief on his mind for a live blog of the Twickenham game. He’d be o(...)

Maeve Higgins gets into the Christmas spirit on this week’s epsiode of The Women’s Podcast. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

In this week’s episode of The Women’s Podcast, seven talented Irish writers read offer their festive reflections. Novelist Anne Enright read an excer(...)

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(...)

Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Only a few months ago, I moved out of a flat that was small. It was a room . . . I called it ‘the shoebox’ and lived there for two years, but I li(...)

Joi Gordon and Sonya Lennon on Dress for Success

Comedian and writer Tara Flynn talked publicly about her abortion for the first time at an Amnesty event at Electric Picnic, but this week on The W(...)

‘Unlike most of the other unknown knowns, the doublethink on abortion is fully institutionalised. It’s written into law. On the one hand, a woman has a constitutional right to travel abroad to get an abortion. On the other, if she performs the very same act in Ireland she and her doctor and anyone who has helped her are all liable to 14 years in prison.’ Photograph: Getty Images

We don’t know ourselves. We talk, of course, relentlessly. There’s scarcely a donkey in the country with hind legs – they’ve all been talked off. And(...)

The campsite: Some 47,000 tickets were sold for this year’s Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois

Electric Picnic has concluded for another year and thousands of campers, staff and performers are have begun leaving Stradbally, Co Laois. Gardaí hav(...)

Comedian and actor Tara Flynn said the yes campaign could not be complacent and urged the crowd to tell people who are undecided to vote yes. Photograph: Áine McMahon.

Hundreds of people gathered at Merrion Square in Dublin on Sunday for a Yes Equality event organised by LGBT noise. Gay and lesbian choir Glori(...)

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