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Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor by Ruth Negga (Time)

Oliver Cole & Niamh Farrell – These City Lights

A a ‘pay-what-you-want’ released single today with all proceeds going to Together for Yes.

Written by Oliver Cole and Claire Cogan Cole, and featuring Ham Sandwich’s Niamh Farrell.

Oliver writes:

The song looks at the issue from the perspective of a couple who find themselves having to travel to the UK to access safe medical care….

Download here

Tomorrow at 10am.

In Cork city.

At St Peter’s Church on North Main Street.

Together For Yes will hold a media event – a month ahead of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on May 25, 2018.

Those speaking at the event will include Orla O’Connor, Co-Director of Together For Yes; musician John Spillane, broadcaster and journalist, who will be MC, Joe O’Shea; and GP Mary Favier, of Doctors Together For Yes.


In Sligo

On Thursday, at 8pm.

There will be a public meeting in the Glasshouse Hotel during which Galway Independent TD Catherine Connolly and Ulster University’s Dr Fiona Bloomer will talk about abortion, the workplace and why a Yes vote on May 25 is “vital to protect the health and lives of women and girls living in Ireland”.

Pat Fallon, of the trade union IMPACT, will preside over the event while other local trade union activists will also address those present.

Thanks Sarah Clarkin and Therese Caherty

Free May 5?

Aileen Moon writes:

There’s a group of us running a 90s hits EXTRAVAGANZA called ‘U Can’t Touch This’ on Saturday, May 5th in Foley’s Bar on Merrion Row [Dublin 2]. It’s to raise dolla bills for Together for Yes.

Enya, TLC, Reebok, The Fugees, Glow Sticks, House of Pain, Italia 90, Nirvana. All the very best of the 90s in one night.


Any excuse.

Tickets available here:

Above: from left: Paddy Connolly, CEO Inclusion Ireland, Evie Nevin, founder of Disabled People Together for Yes , Finian McGrath, Minister of State with Responsibility for Disability Issues, Suzy Byrne, Disability Rights activist and D. Mark Murphy, spokesperson for Together for Yes.

This morning.

A launch by Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with Intellectual Disability and Together for Yes in a campaign to remove the Eight Amendment in the forthcoming referendum.

Together for Yes spokesperson Dr Mark Murphy said.

“Women with disabilities often have more complex medical needs. Normal, good medical practice would be that a woman is cared for by her own medical team at home rather than having to travel,”

The founder of Disabled People Together for Yes, Evie Nevin said:

“It is hard enough for able bodied people to access abortion, never mind the added barriers of accessibility, mobility, finances and illness that goes with having a disability.”

Together For Yes (Facebook)

McGrath critical of negative view of disability in referendum campaign (RTÉ)

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews