Empty toilet roll shelves in Dunnes, Douglas, Cork on March 9
Previously: Bog Off
Dublin LGBTQ Pride tweeted:
On this day in 1983 the killers of Declan Flynn walked free. Eleven days later the first large-scale protest against LGBT+ discrimination in Ireland took place. Hundreds of people marched from Liberty Hall to Fairview Park. Dublin’s Stonewall moment, it led to the first Dublin Pride Parade in June ..
Previously: A Fairer View
Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
The unseasonably hot weather continues.
It’s too damn hot.
From top: Penny Ashford (left) and Nana Ashford; Marie O’Reily (left) and Mary Sourke; Laura Kerins and Fay Foran; Alexander von Rauschenberger and Wioleta Bcrawska. Permission granted.
Coverage of Saturday’s Rally for Life in Dublin
Tens of thousands?
Eddie Barrett tweets:
8,310 apparently, was the attendance at #Pro8 March – while @rtenews & @IrishTimes gave it as much more ??? Can we not have balanced #Journalism please on this subject ?
Dublin City Centre
Scenes from Saturday’s Rally for Life.
Participants in the ‘We Own Our Hospitals’ march, organised by Parents for Choice, Uplift, the National Women’s Council of Ireland and Justice for Magdalenes, make their way from the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1 to Leinster House.
The march coincides with the Uplift petition – currently signed by 103,840 people (above) – against the decision to give sole ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital to the Religious Sisters of Charity.
RTÉ reports that “up to 1,500” people are taking part in the march.
The petition can be signed here
Protest over religious ownership of new National Maternity Hospital (RTE)
Pics: National Women’s Council of Ireland, Laura Hogan, Donal Adams, Paul Quinn, Natasha Duffy, Uplift, Kate Brennan Harding
From the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin 1 at 2pm.
A new National Maternity Hospital is urgently needed but cannot be allowed to be owned by the Sisters of Charity. Parents for Choice, Uplift, and National Women’s Council of Ireland and Justice for Magdalens are organising a national people powered march to send a message to Health Minister Simon Harris that he must urgently deal with this crisis and guarantee that the hospital will not be owned by a religious order.
Irish ‘sister marches’ in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington on the 21st January 2017.Just three of 370 (and counting) around the world.
Judith Goldberger writes:
Come on Cork! But I need to know where I can buy a pussyhat in time.