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As the Dáil heads off on its summer holidays there is much to contemplate after a busy and interesting first half to 2018, with the promise of more tumult to come in the autumn.
Two groups intended to be representative of Irish people - the Citizens’ Assembly and the Oireachtas Committee – went in with different views on abortion and were exposed to a calm and reasoned debate that got into the nuance, difficulties, and reality of the 8th amendment. Both groups came out with a strong majority in favour of a Yes vote.
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Joanne Cosgrove, Pro-life activist
A Galway TD is calling for abortion to be legalised, up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy, and demanding that laws be introduced for the regulation and safe use of the abortion pill within the State.
Mayo Association Dublin has announced the launch of the inaugural Mayo Association Dublin Schools’ Debating Competition this year for senior cycle students in Mayo, sponsored by MAYO.IE and in association with Bank of Ireland, Mayo.
A rally to demand the right of Irish women to have full reproductive freedom and autonomy over their own bodies will take place this weekend as part of a series of Repeal events across the State.
Crisis situations can often lead to unresolved issues being brought to the fore, and while the worst extremes of the financial and political crisis facing Ireland have been temporarily papered over, a host of other issues have reemerged to expose the social, political, and operational contradictions of the State.
Age Action, Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation for older people, has urged people in Galway to make submissions to the Citizens’ Assembly, which will now consider t he challenges and opportunities of an ageing population.