Sunday, I decided to brave the crowds to stand in solidarity with the survivors of rape by priests, clerical abuse in industrial schools, forced and illegal adoptions, survivors and victims of Mother and Baby Homes, slavery in Magdalene Laundries . . . .
We really have done it, people. I’m tearing up on and off today watching the official counts come in. This is real. This happened. We have repealed the hell out of the 8th amendment and given the politicians a very clear mandate to legislate to allow for abortion as quickly as possible. We’re all very emotional.…
Official counts won’t be till tomorrow, but . . . IPSOS/MRBI exit poll: 3800 people just after they voted at 175 polling stations around the country. Poll margin of error 1.65% — 69.4% voted YES! 34.6% voted no. Irish Times poll Yes 68% Yes, 32% no.
You guys, we can do this! You guys, I’m crying.
Content warning for misogyny, racism, ableism. . . and defaced mountains. (Though I’m not putting anywhere near the worst of it here . . . well, except for the mountain.)
Here’s the winter solstice one. I also enetered the draw to get to be there on the solstice sunrise.
A new report from a transgender rights organisation in Ireland documents the widespread violence, abuse, and harassment transgender Irish face in their daily lives. The stories it shares will surprise no one familiar with transgender narratives.
A Boston based LGBT group has called on Prime Minister of Ireland Enda Kenny to support negotiations with the organisers of the second largest Saint Patrick's Day parade in the United States.
Well first thing is first, the Irish cabinet have approved measures for abortion legislation. And it's not perfect but it's happening and it's better than nothing. The measures now include that where a woman is suicidal or her life is threatened she can be permitted an abortion but it will need to be signed off by her…