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A card from the Poland Embassy to celebrate International Women’s Day

Ted writes:

Polish Embassy in Dublin has Saoirse Ronan right up there with Nobel Prize winners Marie Curie and Wislawa Szymborska, and even Constance Markievicz on their International Women’ Day graphic.

She is a good actress in fairness…

FIGHT!

Poland Embassy (Facebook)

 

 

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Pro-choice protest Warsaw, Poland on Monday

Polish politicians have withdrawn draft legislation that would introduce a near-total ban on abortion, in a hastily arranged vote that marks the first major domestic setback for the ruling conservatives and follows massive street protests.

Up to 100,000 women dressed in black protested throughout Poland on Monday against plans to tighten the country’s already restrictive abortion rules.

Right-wing and liberal parliamentarians in the 450-member lower house joined forces to vote 352 against 58 to reject the controversial bill, with 18 abstentions.

Poland rejects stricter abortion laws (RTÉ)

Pic: AP

Thanks Nelly Bergman

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Yesterday evening.

Outside the Polish consulate on Eden Quay, Dublin.

People gathered to support the tens of thousands of protesters who yesterday demonstrated across Poland against proposals for a total ban on abortion.

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Video via Rafal Kostrzewa

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In Poland.

BBC reports:

Women in Poland have gone on strike in protest against proposals for a total ban on abortion.

They marched through the streets wearing black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights.

Women who oppose the ban are staying away from work and school and refusing to do domestic chores, in a protest inspired by a women’s strike in Iceland in 1975.

Anti-abortion protests are being held around the country too.

Women took to the streets of the capital city, Warsaw, in a pro-choice march on what they are calling “Black Monday”.

Further to this…

People who wish to express their solidarity with women in Poland are invited to bring a candle to the Polish consulate on Eden Quay this evening between 5.30 to 7pm.

Dublin – Solidarity with Polish women on strike (Facebook)

Black Monday: Women in Poland go on strike against abortion ban (BBC)

UPDATE:

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Lenny Abrahamson writes:

Huge protests happening in Poland against a full scale attack on women’s rights. They are asking for support from abroad…

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Are ya Having That writes:

‘LeatherJacketGuy’ Tastes Every Polish Beer He Could Find & Tells Us Some ‘Crazy Facts About Polish People!’

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From left: Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Polish Ambassador to Ireland Ryszard Sarkowicz, President of Leinster Rugby Robert McDermott and Leinster player Isaac Boss  launching the PolskaÉire Festival at Donnybrook Stadium

Come see the giants of Polish rugby in Dublin.

Sękowska-Moroney Nikola writes:

Polish and Irish rugby teams will meet for the first time in history for a friendly match on May 21st, as part of this year’s PolskaÉire Festival.

Arka Gdynia, Poland’s champions, will face a Leinster Representative Side in this historic encounter. Witness history in the making and join us on May 21st at Donnybrook Stadium…

FIGHTSKI!

PolskaÉire Festival

Pic: Rafał Kostrzewa

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You may recall the Polish Embassy in Ireland’s viral video commemorating 10 years of Poland’s membership of the EU.

Well, they’re backski!

Polish Ambassador Ryszard Sarkowicz writes

This is our ‘difficult second album’; we hope you like it, and join us on our secret mission…

Fair play, in fairness.

Thanks Nikola

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Yesterday.

Ireland Vs Poland.

Maccer writes:

Great job being done by the stewards in the Aviva Lansdowne Road Nua yesterday in separating the home and away supporters…

Yesterday: Home Advantage

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This afternoon.

O’Connell Street, Warsaw Dublin.

Ahead of tonight’s Ireland Vs Poland European Champiosahip football match at the Aviva Lansdowne Road Nua.

Thanks Andrew Tyrrell

Update:

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Tonight.

Proceedings closed in a 1-1 drawski.

Pic via Fintan Gavin

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Um.

Ted writes:

“There seems to be only 3 lonely seats left at the Aviva Lansdowne Road Nua for the EURO 2016 qualifier against Poland on March 29…Full price of course.”

RUN!

Uefa Euro 2016 (Ticketmaster)

Meanwhile, in rugby…

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Bugger.

Anon writes:

Mad shocked at the price differences for 6 Nations tickets…

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Ah here.

At the Goltfood Polish cash and carry, Finglas, Dublin on Saturday.

Thanks Ciaran K

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Staff from Mroz Polish shop, Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6 handing out free burgers and ice cream in a military hat/Valentine mash-up giveaway on Saturday.

Ice cream in FebrNOMNOMNOM

Pic: Emily