150,000 women have left Ireland to access an abortion since 1980. More facts on Ireland and Abortion in this animation from the Irish Family Planning Association released earlier this week.
Entries Tagged as 'Ireland'
December 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Irish Politics
Before I start I know that other countries are not coping with the weather very well either. And I know this is an ‘unique weather event.’ However from being stuck at home for most of this month so far due to the risk of injury and lack of mobility I have been able to listen [...]
November 19th, 2010 · 25 Comments · Elections, Irish Politics, Personal, Recession
You have probably seen it already. I’m hoping that it was genuine anger and not thinking about the next election. My reaction and those of thousands of people was ‘at long last’ after a truly terrible week and many terrible weeks to come somebody turned to a Government Minister and said stop the lying, look [...]
August 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Irish Politics
This evening Senator Ivor Callely was suspended from membership of Fianna Fáil pending an investigation – this follows his resignation of the whip of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party last month. Ogra Fianna Fáíl have tonight released a statement saying that they are going to move a motion looking for his expulsion from the party. [...]
July 1st, 2010 · 8 Comments · Irish Politics, LGBT, Same Sex Partnerships
And now onto the Seanad. It’s 21 years since the first European State passed a registered partnership bill. Ireland today is on it’s way to catching up – slow as ever. The Bill passed without a vote and there were moving speeches at the end, some acknowledging the fact that the bill does not go [...]
June 13th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Equality, LGBT
Rumours are circulating that there is a demonstration planned at Dublin Pride by Cóir or related organisations against the Dublin Pride Parade and/or protesting the Civil Partnership Bill 2009. Stewards attending training for the Pride Parade were informed that there had been two sources of information regarding the planned protests and that there would be [...]
May 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Irish Politics
A private members debate concluded tonight with the Government defeating a Fine Gael proposal to compel that by-elections to be held within six months of a vacancy arising. There are currently 3 vacancies to be filled in Donegal South West, Dublin South and Waterford. The Donegal vacancy is nearly a year old with the resignation [...]
May 21st, 2010 · 5 Comments · Irish Politics
The Standards in Public Office Commission this week released a report into the state funding of political parties. The purpose of the state funding is laid out in the Electoral Act 1997 ” … the general conduct and management of the party’s affairs and the lawful pursuit by it of any of its objectives and, [...]