National Maternity Hospital must be 100% public, secular & progressive
The resounding two-thirds majority vote in the 2018 repeal referendum vote was undeniably a vote for both abortion…
Trade union movement must harness mood for change
By Mick Barry TD “Real change” was the demand of huge numbers of people in the February election.…
Misogyny, sexism & capitalism in the dock
The outcome of the Belfast rape trial saw an explosion of spontaneous demonstrations in every major city in…
Pamphlet: Winning Repeal & Abortion Rights
Introduction: Abortion is a Rights Issue By Ruth Coppinger TD Those who want abortion banned refer to themselves…
Why capitalism must be challenged: Coalition & Sinn Féin’s shift to the right
The failure of the economic recovery in Ireland to deliver for the needs of working-class people is becoming increasingly clear, if anything living standards are worsening.
Trust people, not the Dáil, to deliver abortion rights
The Citizens’ Assembly on abortion rights was set up under pressure from the Repeal movement. It surprised the conservative Dail when it recommended that women and pregnant people be trusted - that abortion should be legalised upon request up to 12 weeks; for socio-economic reasons up to 22 weeks; for health; and for fatal foetal abnormality.
A Stunning Blow- Citizens’ Assembly delay tactic backfires
The Citizens’ Assembly was established, not only as a government and political establishment delay-tactic in dealing with the…