At the Belltable at 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick.
There will be a reading of the play Displace by Katie O’Reilly.
A cyclical history of Ireland’s dark secrets. Spanning generations, Displace delves into the underworld of Irish institutionalisation. From the Magdalene Laundry to Direct Provision, we are brought with Molly and Fidda as they navigate through the labrynth of bureaucracy, violence and isolation and ask – how far have we come?
Following on from the work-in-progress last June, we are delighted to present a rehearsed reading of the final script of Displace, developed as part of Katie O’Kelly’s residency at Belltable, supported by Limerick Arts Office.
This reading will mark International Human Rights Week, and will be followed by a short post show discussion.
Few months ago someone had left kittens here in #MountTrenchard and the residents here became attached to them, the kittens helped many here to deal with their depression. Sadly the contractors of MT want everyone here miserable… pic.twitter.com/LMvq2mSSCF
The contractors told the residents the cats cant come inside and the residents respected it. But the residents still played with the kittens outside and the contractors still can’t stand to see depress people happy. They called someone tomorrow to shoot the kittens. Can you help?
At the Supreme Court sitting in Limerick this morning
The Supreme Court, sitting in Limerick, delivered a judgment about the extent of the rights of the unborn.
It followed an immigration case involving a Nigerian man, his Irish partner and their child, who was 20 days away from being born when the case began in May 2016.
The man wanted a deportation order made against him by the Department of Justice to be revoked and argued that the Minister for Justice had to consider an unborn child’s existing or prospective rights.
Mary Carolan, in The Irish Times, reports:
The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the unborn has no constitutional rights outside the right to life in the Eighth Amendment.
In a landmark judgment on Wednesday, the seven-judge court ruled the High Court was wrong to find the unborn has constitutional rights outside Article 40.3.3 and was also wrong to find the unborn is a child within the meaning of Article 42a.
However, it upheld findings by the High Court that the Minister for Justice is required to consider the prospective constitutional rights of an unborn child when considering whether or not to deport their non-Irish citizen parent.
The decision clarifies the constitutional position of the unborn in advance of this summer’s planned referendum on Article 40.3.3, which guarantees equal protection for the right to life of the unborn and its mother.