The Autumn Republic



From left: Sinead Kennedy, Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, Rita Harrold, ROSA,TDs Ruth Coppinger, Brid Smith, Richard Boyd Barrett and Dr Peadar O’Grady, founding member of Doctors for Choice

This afternoon.

Buswells Hotel Dublin 2

A Solidarity/People Before Profit press conference to urge immediate government action on the recommendations from the Citizen’s Assembly on abortion in Ireland.

The pro-choice coalition Dáil grouping want a referendum held before the fifth anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar, who died in University Hospital Galway on October 28, 2012.

Ms Coppinger said:

“The Dáil didn’t want to abolish water charges . . . but they were made to do it by public opinion and pressure. The Repeal movement is burgeoning, it’s growing…The Dáil is a conservative bastion, light years behind where most people’s views are.”

Abortion vote before anniversary of Savita death a ‘fitting tribute (Irish Times)

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

14 thoughts on “The Autumn Republic

  1. Biggins

    We must take ownership of the constitutional conventions decision making!

    How will we do that??

    Stand somewhere in front of a photographer with placards that we can share on Facebook. Remember to look sour.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Whoooooaaahhhhh ohhhhhh, wooooooaaahhhh oh oh wwoooooooaaah, oh

      Dunno, to be honest. They were great live.

      Unlike that other collective. Eh. Polyphonic Spree? They were crap.

      I hope this comment helps.

      1. bertie "The Inexplicable Pleasure" blenkinsop

        Kinda but I liked Polyphonic Spree, a bit twee admittedly but I liked the sheer scale of it

          1. Bertie "the inexplicable pleasure" Blenkinsop

            Yeah but that many people?
            Must be like herding cats :)

          2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Heh. George Clinton & the P-Funk Allstars were comical: there must’ve been around 40 of them on stage at one juncture. They were all off their faces, though. As were the audience.

  2. Alt Henry Woods

    The same people screeching for an 8th Amendment referendum were screeching about the National Maternity Hospital.
    They want certain death for the unborn but want a choice in who runs a maternity hospital.
    To hell with the Irish Alt-Left.

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      Hell only exists in the weak, brainwashed minds of those terrified they’ll end up there.

    2. Starina

      your choice of the word “screeching” speaks volumes of what you think of women in general

    1. bertie "The Inexplicable Pleasure" blenkinsop

      I see her around D 15 a lot.
      She invariably looks like she found a pound but lost a tenner.

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