Tag Archives: Ireland

The Story that Could Not BE More Irish

TweetSometimes my country lives up to its reputation in the worst ways and I hate it. On Thursday evening, after a debate that stretched to 5am the night before, Irish legislators in the Dáil, the lower house of parliament, finally passed some incredibly restrictive legislation adding a few tiny exceptions to our ban on abortions. Our politicians [...]
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“This is a Catholic country”: Savita Halappanavar’s unnecessary death

Tweet On November 13 the Irish Times reported on Savita Halappanavar’s unnecessary death. They wrote: Savita Halappanavar (31), a dentist, presented with back pain at the hospital on October 21st, was found to be miscarrying, and died of septicaemia a week later. Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar (34), an engineer atBoston Scientific in Galway, says she asked several times over a [...]
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“This is a Catholic country”

TweetA women in Galway, Ireland has died of septicemia after being denied an abortion that could have saved her life. The women requested numerous times for the pregnancy to be terminated but was at one stage told “This is a Catholic country”. “Rachel Donnelly, a spokeswoman for pro-choice campaigners in Galway said: “This was an obstetric emergency [...]
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A Complete Beginner

TweetDue to two relatively recent events, I am being drawn to the worlds of protesting and feministing. Both unchartered waters for me (in spite of following this esteemed community), so I’m going to take baby steps. Protesting: I’m Irish and living in Brussels. In terms of protesting, this is a slight contradiction. Irish people aren’t [...]
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Irish Feminist Network

TweetWe’d like to share this video that we filmed last week for the Irish Feminist Network launch. It was filmed over 2 days on the streets of Dublin. We hope you like it! Tweet
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