The Hateful Eighth

Following the recent General Election, Eoghan Scott speaks with Dr Mary Favier, Cork GP and Doctors for Choice advocate, about the possibility of a future Irish referendum on the 8th amendment. On Saturday 27th February, the “Munster Rally for Life” took off from Grand Parade in Cork City. To counteract this demonstration, the Cork Women’s Right to Choose Group hastily put together a march of … Continue reading The Hateful Eighth

8th Amendment: Next Year’s Words Await Another Voice

In November, UCC students voted in a campus wide referendum that told UCC’s Students’ Union to campaign on their behalf to repeal the 8th amendment of Bunreacht Na hÉireann. Ellen Desmond asks Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty Ireland, why this is an issue students should engage with in 2016. Why do you believe that repealing the 8th is an issue students should care about? … Continue reading 8th Amendment: Next Year’s Words Await Another Voice

Editorial: So I’ve Been Publicly Censored

Words: Ellen Desmond In light of the recent campus referendum on the 8th amendment, I had intended to write this editorial about abortion rights, but apparently that’s not festive enough for December. Instead, I’m going to talk about something that is festive enough for December; Starbucks cups. “Cupgate 2015” is the current global crisis (the only one festive enough to discuss, apparently). The coffee cups … Continue reading Editorial: So I’ve Been Publicly Censored