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This Weekend I?ll Mostly Be Listening to? The Rain Parade 04:43 Sat May 18, 2013 | irishelectionliterature
A glancing blow? 03:36 Sat May 18, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Video/Film of Dublin City 1930?s, 1940?s, 1950?s 23:25 Fri May 17, 2013 | irishelectionliterature
The cost of austerity? wounding society 16:33 Fri May 17, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Protecting Frontline services? 12:45 Fri May 17, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
In God?s Country 00:39 Mon May 13, 2013
Fishy Talks Galway, 13 May 2013 13:36 Sun May 12, 2013
The Indo: Think I Know The Choice I?d Make.. 17:22 Thu May 09, 2013
Alan Ahearne, Johnny Boy 13:24 Mon May 06, 2013
Who Benefits from Austerity? Mechanics Institute Limerick Summer School, 4 May 2013 23:59 Fri May 03, 2013
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Framing ?The Gatekeepers? Fri May 17, 2013 17:46 | Raymond Deane
The May Issue of Socialist Voice is Out Now Fri May 17, 2013 17:14 | Communist Party of Ireland
Full-Sized Life Thu May 16, 2013 13:32 | Susan DuMars
Left MEPs to debate austerity and abortion rights in Dublin Wed May 15, 2013 13:53 | Irish Left Review
Action on X ? Protest May 18th Central Plaza, Dame St, Dublin 2, @ 4pm Tue May 14, 2013 17:59 | Irish Left Review
Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake
Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake
NAMA sues Maria Byrne and Graham Byrne in Dublin?s High Court Fri May 17, 2013 11:39 | namawinelake
Johnny Ronan finally wins a court case Thu May 16, 2013 15:43 | namawinelake
KBC continues to suck funding out of Irish market amid continuing losses Thu May 16, 2013 13:51 | namawinelake
A shot at bias in the media
Separating the News from the Noise Thu Apr 04, 2013 21:14
Blessed with nothing but good intentions Fri Feb 22, 2013 18:04
The Household Charge - How They Failed to Shape Our Perspectives Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:48
The web's political rainbow Wed Dec 07, 2011 09:47
The Forgotten Constituency: The Majority and The Irish Economic Crisis Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:49
national / gender and sexuality / press release Wednesday May 01, 2013 15:46 by Turing 1 comment (last - saturday may 04, 2013 19:11)
Press Release from Action On X
Abortion Bill will deter despairing women and put lives at risk
Expert Group recommendations ignored
Chilling factor must go – decriminalise abortion
Action on X today welcomed the publication of the government's draft Bill on abortion, but regard it as having many shortcomings. Spokesperson Sinead Kennedy said:
“The proposal to make a despairing, suicidal woman or girl go through at least three, and possibly six examinations in order to end an unwanted pregnancy shows a callous disregard for women's lives. Faced with the possibility of refusal by one or more doctors and an onerous appeals procedure, a woman is likely to go overseas. Those who are too poor or too ill to travel are likely to become more despairing, increasing the risk to their lives.” read full story / add a comment
The Pro-Choice Alliance Cork condemns Fianna Fail's decision to oppose women's access to their existing constitutional right.
The Pro-Choice Alliance Cork condemns Fianna Fail's decision to oppose women's access to their existing constitutional right. It calls on all parties to face up to their responsibility not just to pass legislation on X but to repeal the 8th Amendment.
Spokeswoman Sandra McAvoy said
"It looks as if church gate collections matter more to Fianna Fail than their responsibilities to the women of Ireland. They took the same position that women had no right to control their fertility during the long fight to legalise contraception. Their Ard Feis vote could hardly have shown more clearly that they are the party of the past. Fianna Fail’s stance is further proof that the major parties lack common sense, compassion, empathy.”
“They have learned nothing about women’s rights to life, health and to make their own decisions, from the scandals of symphysiotomy and Magdalen homes. But then, they have never shown an interest in the needs and interests of our women citizens.” read full story / add a comment
Galway Pro-Choice condemns the passing of three motions at today's Fianna Fail Ard Fheis which oppose suicide being included as a ground for abortion under proposed X Case legislation. In particular, we condemn the decision of the Galway East Comhairle Dáil Ceantair of Fianna Fáil to propose one of these motions which would continue to place women’s lives in danger.
Orlaith Reidy of Galway Pro Choice said:
“The motions presented to the Ard Fheis reveal a fundamental disregard for women's health. As Dr. Peadar O'Grady of Doctors for Choice has outlined, denying women the right to choose is a key cause of suicidality among pregnant women, and maternal deaths have markedly declined in countries where abortion is available.” read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Wednesday March 27, 2013 05:36 by AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party) 5 images
Akbayan Partylist would like to express its extreme disappointment over the Supreme Court's decision to issue a status quo ante order against the Reproductive Health (RH) Law for a period of four months.
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international / gender and sexuality / news report Wednesday March 13, 2013 10:47 by APL, Akbayan, PM 5 images
Women groups hail ‘triple wins,’ but warn of complacency read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Monday March 04, 2013 17:24 by Rita Fagan 2 comments (last - tuesday march 05, 2013 15:16) 1 image
It has been an incredible hard time for women in our society. A shocking attack of austerity is impeding women’s lives from every angle; from Lone Parents, Children’s Allowance, Maternity Leave, Household Groceries, Household Utility bills, Property Tax and so on. With the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, the unfolding of the Magdalene Laundries, with the attack on low paid civil servants, the women who feed the sick and those who keep our hospitals clean. The severe and systematic attack on Community Projects the places where many women invest their spirits and lives for the betterment of their communities.
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international / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday February 19, 2013 11:45 by Events&Publicity Officer
Michelle Bachelet, first ever Executive Director of UN Women and former President of Chile will speak at the Kapuscinski development lecture in Dublin on women's empowerment and role of gender equality in implementation of the current Millennium Development Goals as well as in the process of setting new, post 2015 global goals.
LIVE webcast at 6:30pm GMT / 7:30pm CET on 21st February 2013.
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national / gender and sexuality / event notice Sunday February 10, 2013 19:05 by Ciaran O hUltachain 1 comment (last - thursday february 14, 2013 00:44) 4 images 2 attached files
The National Lesbian & Gay Federation (NLGF) - in conjunction with Dublin City Council Social Inclusion Unit and The Community Foundation for Ireland - invite you to attend the first national conference to address poverty and social exclusion in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered (LGBT) community. The event will explore how issues relating to poverty, economic inequality and multiple disadvantage impact upon LGBT people. The conference will also act as a platform for LGBT organisations and anti-poverty/community development organisations to discuss solutions to tackle poverty and inequality amongst LGBT people and promote social inclusion.
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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday February 05, 2013 11:48 by Seomra Spraoi 1 image
Queer Thing will be hosting an event this Friday, 8th February at 8pm in Seomra Spraoi read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / press release Sunday January 20, 2013 22:03 by Elric 9 comments (last - wednesday january 30, 2013 18:08) 1 image 1 video file
Abortion Rights Campaign established in Dublin today, 19/01/20130
At a national pro-choice meeting in Dublin today, the name and aims of the newly established Abortion Rights Campaign were announced. Groups and individuals from across the country, including Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Belfast came together to discuss and agree the next steps for the movement.
The aims of the campaign include legislation on the X & C cases and repeal of the 8th amendment to the Irish constitution. Actions and events are being organised across the country over the coming months.
Speakers at the event included Clare Daly TD who said, “The Abortion Rights Campaign is not a sprint, it's a marathon and we're here for the long haul. In the meantime, we want the immediate introduction of legislation for the right to safe, legal abortion when a woman's life is at risk, including from suicide. We also want the simplest, broadest legislation that includes the right to abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormality. We will keep the pressure on until we get this." read full story / add a comment
You are cordially, nay, enthusiastically invited to fill out this registration form for an Abortion Rights Campaign planning day.
When? 19th Jan 2013, 10.45 - 5.00pm
Where? The Teacher's Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1
This is a crucial time for abortion rights in Ireland. There are so many wonderful groups andenthusiastic individuals fighting for the right to choose. There is huge potential, and the strength of our fight will GROW with collaboration and commitment.
Let's get to developing a sound, strong and sustainable structure for a national campaign. Let's make useful and replicable resources that individuals and groups can use to promote the message nationally and avoid doubling up of our work as individuals and groups. read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / news report Thursday January 03, 2013 11:49 by Walden Bello 5 images
Women’s rights have been in the forefront of international concern over the last few weeks. read full story / add a comment
Speaking following the government announcement today that it intends to bring forward legislation and regulations on abortion, a broad range of pro-choice groups welcomed the call but said that the government must give commitments on the dates by which this will happen. The groups, which include Irish Choice Network, Choice Ireland, Action on X, Galway Pro-Choice, Cork Women’s Right to Choose and Doctors for Choice said that furthermore this legislation should only be considered a first step towards liberalising abortion laws in Ireland which must include holding a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution. read full story / add a comment
Today Ireland's Justice Committee is to start hearings on prostitution legislation. You can watch online, they are taking place in Committee Room 2 from 2 p.m. G.M.T. onwards. All of the organisations invited are members of anti-sex work coalition Turn Off the Red Light (TORL). TORL initially announced the news of these hearings last month, saying they are hopeful the new law they are advocating for will be enacted before the new year. It was only yesterday in a press release the Justice Committee stated today's hearing will be the first, giving some hope that there may be further hearings at a later date which will include sex workers.
Also today a letter written by a sex worker and sent to the Justice Committee last month has come to light. read full story / add a comment
Aurora is a 32-year old Costa Rican woman. She has a job that she likes, a good relationship, after months of trying, she is finally pregnant. However, at 8 weeks, the doctors informed her that the fetus has multiple severe malformations that would not allow it to survive outside the uterus, including severe scoliosis, decreased level of amniotic fluid, and a complete absence of abdominal wall which leaves the internal organs such as the liver and intestines outside of the body. She has had many more exams since, which have all confirmed the original diagnosis of a nonviable pregnancy. A little after her first appointment, Aurora started experiencing strong abdominal and back pain that prevent her from working. The circumstances of the pregnancy are seriously affecting her physical and emotional health. Aurora has indicated that “in addition to the physical pain, the stress and suffering resulting from the news have provoked constant sadness, depression, severe stress, insomnia, nightmares, constant tears” read full story / add a comment
National Open Pro-Choice Meeting
Saturday, December 8, 2012 12:00pm until 3:00pm
All who are interested in ensuring that what happened to Savita Halappanavar and others before her never happens again to another woman in Ireland, all who seek to ensure that women's rights to life, health and self-determination are respected and protected on this island are invited to an open meeting to launch a national pro-choice campaign on December 8th. It will be held in Dublin city centre. The venue is the Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Sunday November 25, 2012 00:28 by Elric 3 comments (last - wednesday november 28, 2012 15:41) 1 image
Protest for X Case legislation Dáil 6 pm 28 November.
NEVER AGAIN. Make the government hear us - Call for legislation for Savita on Wednesday November 28 at 6:00pm, Dáil Kildare Street.
The Dail Debate will be broadcast live outside. We need to make the government hear us - we need to keep the pressure on. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Sunday November 18, 2012 20:22 by Elric 1 comment (last - wednesday november 21, 2012 23:54) 1 image 1 video file
NEVER AGAIN. Protest for Savita's Laws November 21, 2012 6:00pm
Join us and stand together for the introduction of Savita's Laws.
Dail, Kildare Street, Wednesday, November 21, 2012 6:00pm read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Saturday November 17, 2012 20:37 by john throne 1 comment (last - monday november 19, 2012 00:48)
Savita would be alive now if it was not for the all male dictatorship of the Catholic hierarchy and their cowardly politicians. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Thursday November 15, 2012 19:33 by Seomra Spraoi 2 comments (last - sunday november 25, 2012 20:41) 2 images
Queer Thing presents a night of film, music and performance in Seomra Spraoi - 10 Belvedere Court (off Mountjoy Square)
Queer Thing is a new radical queer group in Dublin. We hope to combine politics and fun, and put on events, workshops, film festivals, etc. We want to foster a radical queer community in Dublin, an alternative to the mainstream gay scene and the (mostly) hetero radical community. We are open to all genders and sexualities, and hope to create a space for thinking about anti-oppression in a context that includes queerness
Doors at 6:00
Film at 7:00
Music at 9:30
€10 waged/€5 unwaged read full story / add a comment
Sat May 18, 2013 11:16 UK Indymedia Features
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Eileen House opened by Self-Organised London as new social space Sat Feb 23, 2013 08:01 | Self-Organised London | en
Secret City: Oxford Screening + Q+A Sun Feb 17, 2013 20:35 | AS | en