Nope to the Pope? – The Hottest Ticket in Town

A number of months ago, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis would visit Ireland this year. Since then it has been clear that we are in many ways a nation divided by age, ideology and unspeakable hurt. After years of horrifying revelations of abuse and misconduct, Ireland’s constitutional and cultural relationship with the Catholic Church has been shaken to its core. Over the past thirty … Continue reading Nope to the Pope? – The Hottest Ticket in Town

LUMPS, SMEARS & THE DREADED C WORD – THE IMPORTANCE OF CANCER AWARENESS IN YOUNGER WOMEN

By Jacqueline Murphy, In Memory Of The Late Emma Hannigan Earlier this week, we learned of the tragic passing of one of Ireland’s most loved authors Emma Hannigan, having fiercely battled breast cancer for over 11 years since her diagnose at the age of just 34. A few years previously, she learned that she was a carrier for the BRCA1 cancer gene, which manifests into … Continue reading LUMPS, SMEARS & THE DREADED C WORD – THE IMPORTANCE OF CANCER AWARENESS IN YOUNGER WOMEN

Friends of the Irish Environment

Eli Dolliver meets the Cork-based organisation As we march into February, it’s been over four months since the Cork based organisation, , obtained permission from the High Court to proceed its lawsuit against the Government of Ireland. On what grounds, you might ask? The answer is simple. The Government of Ireland has failed to act against climate change. The Cork based NGO’s legal challenge is … Continue reading Friends of the Irish Environment

Misinterpreting the Eight: What you don’t know about the Eighth Amendment

By Seamus Allen It is September, 1983. Following the referendum of that month, many exhausted pro-life campaigners are lamenting their defeat. Lamenting their defeat, because what is now Article 40.3.3 of the Irish constitution- also known as the Eighth Amendment’= – had successfully been approved by the Irish people, despite significant pro-life opposition. To some, this may be a surprising revelation. The story of Ireland’s Eighth … Continue reading Misinterpreting the Eight: What you don’t know about the Eighth Amendment

Repeal the 8th

Rebecca Stone discusses the consequences of the 8th Amendment. As we are all well aware, the topic of abortion and its legality in Ireland has been a centre of controversy and contention for the last several years. Currently, the 8th Amendment equates the life of the unborn foetus with that of the pregnant woman or person. This legislation has caused many problems for the people … Continue reading Repeal the 8th