Tag: repeal the 8th

Have the Irish Saved Civilisation? – Again?

Have the Irish Saved Civilisation? – Again?

Thomas Cahill’s book, ‘How the Irish Saved Civilisation,’ about how Irish scribes saved all of Europe’s written texts, pagan and christian, including Homer and Aristotle, after the fall of Rome, came to mind this morning. What I know is this. That we went to bed […]

Repeal the 8th

Repeal the 8th

This has been a terrible month for the women of Ireland. As a woman, mother of three, sister of three, someone who once had a crisis pregnancy, and early stage cervical cancer, it’s been personally harrowing. As a young woman I became a candidate for […]

Repeal the 8th – My View & Why I Marched

Repeal the 8th – My View & Why I Marched

In 1995 I was a young student living in a tiny flat-share in Dublin when I discovered I was pregnant. If I’d wanted an abortion there were people would have helped me make the necessary trip to England, but I didn’t want one. It was […]

Slow & Steady Wins The Race…

Slow & Steady Wins The Race…

  Where to start. I can’t believe it’s the 29th of September already. The new school year is well under way and the honeymoon period of starting back after the summer holidays has well and truly passed. I find it incredible that in 2017 we […]