A mural of the late Savita Halappanavar by artist Aches on Richmond Street South, Dublin, at the time of the Eighth Amendment

RTE reports:

Today’s Supreme Court decision refusing to hear a further appeal on challenging the outcome of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment means the legislation can now be signed into law, according to the Taoiseach.

Legislation to allow for abortion in certain circumstances is on track to be passed by the Oireachtas before Christmas, Leo Varadkar told the media on the final day of his party’s think-in in Galway.

He said the Government intends to have services in place “for Irish women who need them” in January.

Supreme Court refuses further Eighth Amendment appeal (RTE)

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36 thoughts on “In January

      1. Frilly Keane

        Shur’ who’d have me
        The Tip crowd
        Along wi’ Kirrie, de’ Banner and the Blahs
        Would prefer someone from the DUP before they’d endose me after all the blaggarding and tormenting I’ve done upon dem over the years

        Probably the same with North East Countries
        Don’t mention anyone in the Whest
        They take things fierce personal

        Might have stood a chance with the BMWs
        Maybe Tir’Chonnell
        And maybe Mayhoo
        Too late to try it on now
        But then maybe tis still to soon anyway

        Let Gallagher have his day t’ make annuder show ‘ve himself

        Maybe in 2025
        If I haven’t won d’ lotto
        Or got meself inta more trouble

    1. realPolithicks

      Hopefully it will lead to women in Ireland receiving the health care they need from their own doctor in their own country.

    2. Daisy Chainsaw

      Of course it will. The numbers have never been officially quantified because not all Irish women went to the UK, and not all of them gave an Irish address. Your faux concern is noted, though

        1. millie st murderlark

          I think that’s everyone’s hope. It would be a great step in creating truly effective supports for crisis pregnancies.

          It’s common to see an initial rise, I know, and then numbers settle. So here’s hoping this is the first of many steps to helping women and supporting women properly in their choice.

  1. Giggidygoo

    Now that Scally has produced his report into the FG Cervical Smear Scandal, let’s see the redactions, shelving of the report etc. The Boy Harris will have to learn new tricks. Maybe his mentor, Fitzgerald can help him.

          1. Parka the Otter

            Freedom is very far from the gentle soul that is Luke.

            Secretly, Freedom would love to appear on Broadsheet on the Telly and the thought that they are being denied an opportunity to show up the plebs they despise is what’s making them particularly cranky tonight.

            Why not go on so?

            Because it would be beneath their dignity to appear on a show that allows mere civilians to pontificate on matters of public interest?

            Or because their professional position precludes them from association with a rival media publication?

          2. Parka the Otter

            Why not go on Broadsheet on the Telly then?

            And why so suspicious of the site’s motivations? Have you considered the possibility that its owners might be well meaning and sincere?

          1. Giggidygoo

            Yep. You’re so consistent. Apart from your “name ”
            Why change it so often? Can’t take the heat?

          2. millie st murderlark

            That’s because I use full sentences darling. It’s rather beyond your level.

            You have fun with your pissing contest with the rest of the lads.

    1. shortforBob

      Usually the panels are painted over for the next artwork but unusually there were missing panels for a few days so I assumed the 3 centre panels had been taken down and stored somewhere. There may have been a story at the time, but if you are really interested you’d need to contact Bodytonic, the group who own the Bernard Shaw.

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