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# repeal the 8th

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March 2023
# savita
Hundreds of heartfelt notes left at mural of Savita Halappanavar are published online
The personal messages left in tribute to Savita will now be preserved and accessible in the future.
Last year
# Savita Halappanavar
Online archive of messages left at Savita mural expected to be accessible by 2023
Online record of over 1,200 messages will be part of Archiving Reproductive Health project.
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# repeal the 8th
"It's a woman speaking to another woman": Amanda Palmer wrote a song about being in Ireland during the 8th referendum
“It’s so impossible to disentangle the personal and the political.”
# repealed
11 emotional tweets about this week's historic repealing of the Eighth Amendment
“It’s a moment brought about by a movement in the streets, civil disobedience, and young people and women in particularly fighting for change. Let’s keep it up!”
# On the Basis of Sex
Your Repeal fire will be reignited watching Felicity Jones play ultra-feminist Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Notorious RBG is coming to a screen near you.
# Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan told Vogue Magazine she was "so proud" of Ireland for repealing the 8th
She’s also obsessed with Mary Queen of Scots.
# repealed the eighth
'The next generation will grow up in a more humane and decent Ireland than the one we have known'
Ireland did good.
# Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe has backed Saoirse Long in calling for a Yes vote
“Nobody’s daughter should ever be told she doesn’t have authority over her own body.”
# together for yes
Pink is the latest celeb to call for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment
She joins an ever-growing list.
# influencers
How has the referendum changed the public's interpretation of 'The Influencer?'
“Some people think it’s easier to say nothing rather than lose followers. But why act like a wallflower in certain situations?”
# repeal the 8th
Why women don't deserve to be labeled as 'hard cases' or 'easy cases' in the abortion debate
“Such categorisation is too simplistic and robs the debate of the nuance it deserves.”
# repeal the 8th
Here's why Irish artists contributed to the Repeal campaign, in their own words
‘I feel compelled as an artist to create art about things I care about, as I feel it’s a great opportunity to allow people to see things through your eyes.’
# Campaign Trail
Abortion rates and Christy Moore's appeal in focus as campaign nears the end
Moore says that he was called a “wife-swapping sodomite” at a campaign march many years ago.
# literary festival
Council won't reverse cancellation of Eighth Amendment book event in spite of councillors' vote
The Council has said it can’t be seen to be using public funding to support either side.
# together for yes
Saoirse Ronan and her fellow actors are backing Together For Yes with a powerful open letter
“This is a once in a lifetime vote.”
# Eighth Amendment
Q&A: What will we be asked to vote on in the Eighth Amendment referendum?
You asked, we answer.
# repeal the 8th
Why influencers are to be commended for speaking out on #RepealThe8th
Marissa Carter, Pippa O’Connor, Suzanne Jackson and Joanne Larby have all spoken out this week.
# together for yes
11 of the gassest reactions to U2 coming out in support of Together For Yes
The country’s love/hate relationship summarised.
# another lick on the wall
Maser's Repeal the 8th mural is back up in Temple Bar (and it won’t come down this time)
Only this week it was removed from another wall in the area.
# repeal the 8th
A new Repeal The 8th mural has gone up in Dublin
The original was removed last week.
'You can't paint over a movement': Repeal mural removed from Temple Bar (again)
The Charities Regulator has defended its decision to say the Project Arts Centre could lose its charitable status if the mural remained.
Maser's Repeal The 8th mural is back at the Project Arts Centre
Guess who’s back, back again …
# Don't Stop Repealin'
Why you need the Don't Stop Repealin' podcast in the run-up to the referendum
The podcast kicked off this week.
# late late
Louise O'Neill was scarlet when Ryan brought up her childhood Michael Collins obsession on the Late Late
Having NONE of it.
# repeal the 8th
Repeal-supporting Micheál Martin doesn't think he's out of step with his own party
Martin says his party’s TDs are free to hold their own views.
# repeal the 8th
9 of the quickest reactions to Micheál Martin coming out in favour of Repeal The 8th
“Was he visited by three ghosts last night?”
# worst amendement ever
A group of Irish Simpsons fans is selling merch inspired by the show to raise funds for the Coalition to Repeal the 8th
“Can I borrow a repealing?
# baubles for choice
These homemade Repeal The 8th Christmas baubles are going on sale in Dublin next month
Made by an Irish mammy for choice, no less.
# repeal the 8th
Should social influencers feel obliged to speak out on Repeal The 8th?
There have been calls for social influencers to speak out on Repeal The 8th – but is that their responsibility?
# the eighth
Second Dublin hotel cancels pro-life meeting after alleged death threats against staff
Two venues have cancelled the event in the last week.
# striking
A #RepealThe8th protest inspired by The Handmaid's Tale just took place outside the Dáil
“The handmaids are revolting.”
'Some parents have to open the coffin every two hours to put in ice-packs so remains stay cool'
How many more girls are our government prepared to abuse while they delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment, asks Gerry Edwards.
# Abortion
No repeal: Citizens’ Assembly recommends replacing or amending Eighth Amendment
The Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendation will be sent to the Oireachtas.
# the eighth
The Citizens' Assembly votes on abortion today. Here's how it will play out
Up to four votes could take place over the course of two days.
# Strike4Repeal
14 inspired signs seen at the Strike4Repeal protests around the country today
“Repeal The 8th You G*wl.”
# strike 4 repeal
Here's how you can participate in the women's strike around Ireland, even if you have to work
Strike 4 Repeal.
# repeal the 8th
'Dismay' and online anger as pro-choice TFMR Ireland excluded from Citizens' Assembly
17 groups were chosen from 120 submissions to present in front the Citizen’s Assembly
# Strike4Repeal
Strike4Repeal to stage walkout on 8 March
A number of businesses will also support their staff in walking out.
My son Joshua was born and died 16 years ago today and we still punish tragedies like his
Gerry Edwards, chairperson of TFMR Ireland, on the pain and courage inherent in using a personal bereavement in a very public battle.
# Devil in the Details
The Citizens' Assembly will start discussing abortion today. Here's what's on the agenda
The current regime will be laid out but not critiqued.