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Saturday.

Central Bank plaza, Dame Street, Dublin 2

A rally organised by The Coalition to Repeal The Eighth Amendment calling for the recommendations of the Citizen’s Assembly to be implemented. 90% of assembly members supported the right to abortion where there is a serious risk to the physical or mental health of the woman.

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

Meanwhile…

The Repeal the Eighth rally in Cork on Saturday.

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From left: Mary Carr, Marion Schmoranzer and Emily Coffey

Splutter!

To mark the Citizen’s Assembly vote…

Artists Orlagh Gilsenan and  Caitríona Giblin write:

Here at Dublin Body Paint HQ the Repeal campaign is very important to us, so we wanted to support it in the best way we know how – through creativity. We women 9models, artists and photogrpaher) gathered together to work on this project to express our commitment to the campaign. Progress has been made this week already, but we’re not there yet. Please feel free to share

Lovely fonts, in fairness.

FIGHT!

Dublin Body Paint

Pic: Noleen Kavanagh

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From top: Eleanor Tiernan, Tiff Stevenson, Stuart Black, Grainne Maguire, Aisling Bea, Wendy Wason, Jarlath Regan and Graham Linehan with our amazing floral display courtesy of WORM London; Grainne Maguire, Eleanor Tiernan and Wendy Wason; Angela Scanlon and Gemma Cairney; Wendy, Aisling and Graham; Aisling and Graham on stage.

Stand Up For Choice.

What do you mean you weren’t invited?

The London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign writes:

Comedians Graham Linehan, Sara Pascoe and Aisling Bea played to a sold out audience of at the London-Irish Centre in Camden last night

The ‘Stand Up for Choice’ gig was organised by the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign – a grassroots organisation, calling for the legalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland and the Republic.

All profits were donated to Abortion Rights Campaign and the Abortion Support Network, which offers financial support to women who have to travel to Britain for an abortion.

Graham spoke to the audience about his wife Helen’s abortion in London after their baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality – and compared it to the treatment they would have received in Ireland.

“Me and wife had a horrible experience. But we were in England. The End,” he said.

The event was hosted by Tiff Stevenson, who recently wrote about her own experience of abortion. Jarlath Regan, Grainne Maguire, Eleanor Tiernan, Stuart Black and Wendy Wason also took to the stage.

In fairness.

London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign

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A Night In the Key Of 8 on Sunday, April 23 at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin.

Buzz writes:

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow morning from Ticketmaster 9am for a unique night at The Olympia Theatre on Sunday April 23 With a host of major acts and performances from across the broad spectrum of Ireland’s arts community with all proceeds going to the Repeal Project, supporting fundraising for the repeal the 8th movement….