On The Street Where You Live

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Yesterday.

Phibsborough, Dublin 7

Mothers, daughters, grannies and aunties at a “She lives on your Street” photocall joined by Mrs. Brown’s Boys’ star, Eilish O’Carroll (above) in Phibsborough, Dublin in support of a Yes Vote in the forthcoming referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Constitution, which seeks to change the existing restrictions ona abortion facilities in Ireland.

Sam Boal/RollingNews

Meanwhile…

Yesterday.

City Hall, Dublin 2

The start of a three week campaign for the LoveBoth bus travelling around Ireland to campaign for a No vote in the upcoming Referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Constitution.

Sam Boal/RollingNews

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64 thoughts on “On The Street Where You Live

    1. Spud

      Kind of apt really.
      Wonder if it has a ‘mind that child’ sign on the back…

    2. realPolithicks

      That “loveboat” doesn’t look too seaworthy…just like their campaign.

        1. realPolithicks

          These guys are certainly well funded, I wonder where they get their money from…hmmm.

  1. newsjustin

    Yes is still sliding in the polls. Trend and momentum is everything.

    If they’re not careful, Simon, Leo and Simon will have to actually appear in a public forum to actually debate the constitutional amendment and legislation that they want us to vote yes on. Shocking as that may seem.

      1. newsjustin

        Ah Leo and the Simon’s aren’t that bad.

        Are you actually afraid to see them debate this Daisy?

        1. Brother Barnabas

          honestly, justin, and I’d think this goes for a lot of repeal supporters, anything that varadkar or coveney might think or have to say on this issue means absolutely zilch to me

          not afraid of seeing them debating, just utterly uninterested

          1. newsjustin

            It’s fair to expect them to debate the amendment and legislation they’re putting to the country though, no?

          2. Brother Barnabas

            they’re politicians

            this issue is beyond politics

            I’d actually prefer them to keep out of it

          3. Yep

            Why Justin? We are where we are due to the C.A. As BB said it’s really not important what their opinions are at this point.

          4. realPolithicks

            Nobody is “putting the country” through anything, people are being allowed to vote on whether they would like to repeal an amendment to the constitution. It’s called democracy and I’m sure you won’t be complaining if the verdict comes out as you would like. As for debating the issue, I’m with Brother I wouldn’t have any interest in what either of those two you mentioned would have to say on this or any other matter, but have at it if you like.

          5. newsjustin

            You might want to read my comment again realPolithick. I said they were “putting it to the people” not that they were putting the country through anything.

            I’d like to see them defend their own proposals. They may convince a few voters either way. These are the Government’s proposals. They’re not Amnesty’s or T4Y’s or Peter Boylan’s. They are not even Senator Noone’s.

            I think it’s telling that none of them will step up to actually debate these proposals and equally telling that many pro repeal people (even hear) are so willing to give the Government a complete free pass on this. Anyone would think pro-repeal heads don’t think they could win a debate…..in fairness, after the Late Late Show debate, I can’t totally blame them.

          6. Brother Barnabas

            generally speaking, justin, the side that tells lies tends to be the one that’s unsure of its position

          7. newsjustin

            So Brother – a televised debate would be great from your point of view. Any suspected lies could be fact checked and reported on.

          8. Brother Barnabas

            not really, justin. the government responded to clear popular demand for the issue of the 8th amendment to be revisited. a certain amount of credit to them for that. but they don’t represent the Yes side. and I wouldn’t want to leave it to leo or simon to defend it. i don’t know what either of them truly believes – and im not too interested in knowing- but i do know that neither will ever say what they genuinely think on it. and I wouldn’t want this issue to become politicised. and that’s what a tv debate involving varadkar or whoever would do. i suspect you’re going to say it’s already a political issue. maybe it is, but it shouldn’t be.

          9. newsjustin

            Well obviously it’s a political issue. But I agree with you Brother. I don’t think Leo or the Simons are really able to stand behind this thing either. I guess that’s why they’re terrified of debating it.

          10. realPolithicks

            I apologize newsjustin I did misread your earlier comment. In relation to your larger point if the politicians were to debate against the David Quinns or Cora Sherlocks of the world I think they would wipe the floor with them. But I agree with Brother I don’t think the repeal side should be lead by politicians, I think that ordinary repeal movement organizers or sympathizers should take the lead.

          11. ReproBertie (SCU)

            I think it’s telling that Cora Sherlock or another of the LoveBoats people won’t meet Graham Linehan and his wife, or indeed any of the TFMR parents, on live television and explain to them why the state was right to force them to go overseas to deal with a traumatic medical issue. Anyone would think they didn’t really believe their hard line stance could stand up in the face of loving parents directly affected by it.

        2. Daisy Chainsaw

          I’m not bothered seeing them debate it with antichoice shills who care more about a foetus than the woman or girl carrying it. None of the lies of McGuirk, O’Brien, Sherlock etc are worth giving any kind of airtime to.

          Will you change your attitude to women on the basis of Leo and Simon’s prochoice argument? If not why demand one?

          1. newsjustin

            I’m not sure about my attitude to women, but on abortion I would certainly be open to changing my views if I heard a compelling argument. Who better to give that argument and defeat any pro-life people than the Taoiseach and the Minister for Health proposing this amendment and legislation.

            Seriously, you all seem to be throwing out basic common sense and good judgement on this one. All happy to vote for something that not even it’s proponents are confident enough in to actually debate. If this was any other subject, admit it, that would make you rightly sceptical.

          2. Steph Pinker

            newsjustin: ‘I’m not sure about my attitude to women…’ The essence of these words encapsulate perfectly YOUR attitude towards women, not to mention negating every argument you’ve ever posted on BS regarding this topic and womens’ bodily autonomy – the mask has slipped, again.

          3. newsjustin

            Lol Steph. I knew after I had posted it that someone would try to jump on that. I did, of course, use the phrase in response to Daisy’s conflating of “attitude to women” with “attitude to abortion”. As I said, my attitude to abortion might be changed with a great, compelling argument. As for my attitude to women, it is, needless to say (except here where nonsense prevails) that it is the simply my attitude to all of my fellow humans.

          4. Brother Barnabas

            so you would support withholding essential healthcare from all your fellow humans, not just women?

          5. newsjustin

            Brother, as you well know, any and all essential abortions are entirely legal in Ireland and I support them 100% in such circumstances.

    1. dylaad

      There was a Committee on the 8th, which was available for anyone with a TV to watch and inform themselves. I don’t understand how so many could be undecided at this stage. I haven’t heard a decent argument to vote no as of yet.

  2. Dinny Do Well?

    Nice. Mrs. Brown’s Boys’ stars would be expert in having to go offshore.
    Millennials can’t afford to live anywhere, so the slogan needs some adjusting.

    1. david

      I remember them
      A off shore trust and bingo no tax and meanwhile every small business is screwed for tax

  3. Lilly

    Loveboth.ie are spending a fortune on Google ads. Who is funding them?

    Out on the bike today, I got up close and personal with the posters and the Green Party slogan gets my vote. Your friend, your sister, your daughter. Trust her. Vote yes.

    Posters also from Labour and the Social Democrats. Nothing that I could see from FFG.

    1. SOQ

      repealthe8th.ie are blanket broadcasting ads across all Irish IP numbers on YouTube. Not cheap so big money being spent.

  4. Cormac

    If there are 3500 giving Irish addresses in gb, 1500 taking the internet pill and possibly another 1000 using gb addresses or having abortions in other countries, then why do the no side believe that there will be more abortions if the 8th is repealed?

    1. Brother Barnabas

      you’ll likely have men and aul wans getting in in the act, especially if they’re being given for free

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