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Praveen Halappanavar and his late wife, Savita

Galway Independent writes:

A vigil for Savita Halappanavar will take place in Eyre Square today, on the second anniversary of the 31-year-old dentist’s death at University Hospital Galway. The memorial will take place in front of the Browne Doorway, where photographs of Savita will be on display. From noon, members of the public are invited to leave their thoughts on Savita in the form of written messages. Galway Pro-Choice will collect these messages and present them to Savita’s family and friends. The public are also free to leave flowers at the site. At 6pm, there will be a candlelit vigil, to which everybody who wishes to commemorate Savita is welcome.


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Activists, including Nell McCafferty, centre, arriving in Dublin from Belfast in 1971

A number of pro choice activists will travel from Connolly Station in Dublin today to Belfast, in order to bring abortion pills back to Dublin with them. Abortion pills are banned in Ireland.

They will arrive back at Connolly Station at 2.30pm.

The action recalls how members of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement took the Contraception Train, from Dublin to Belfast, in 1971 to bring back condoms and the Pill, which were illegal in the Republic of Ireland at the time.

Galway Independent (Facebook)

Greet the abortion pill train (Rosa)

Contraception Train (RTÉ, 1971 footage)

Previously: Illegal Abortion In Ireland


Maria Dromey writes:

“Just hoping you could pop this event up for your London based readers. It’s for a vigil which is planned to take place outside the Irish embassy [17 Grosvenor Place, SW1] next Thursday (July 3) at 7pm calling for an investigation into the Tuam mass grave as well as other Mother and Children homes in Ireland.It’s being organised by the Justice for 800 Tuam babies group.Thank you.”

London Vigil For Tuam (Facebook)

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Lidl had a run on pop sox.

Also: white stilettos (pic 8)?

On ‘trend’ if brazen.

Eamon Farrell writes:

Catholic Church stewards, Cardinal Sean Brady and ‘maidens’ carrying a statue of the Virgin Mary as they lead a Rosary Procession of about 3,500 for a “National Vigil of Prayer for Mothers and their Unborn Babys” at the Knock Shrine in County Mayo.


(Eamon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)