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8th Amendment

Abortion & Art: What We Can Learn from Paula Rego

In the weeks leading up to the 8th amendment referendum in Ireland, I have started to think of representatives, icons and movements that we have had before this when a country was faced with a similar social, political and often…

Editorial: Time to Say Goodbye

So we’ve come to the end of another academic year here in UCD and what a year it has been. Who would have guessed we’d have impeached Katie Ascough before America impeached Donald Trump? More importantly who would have guessed…

Online Advertising & The 8th Amendment Referendum

Now that the Referendum on the 8th Amendment has formally been called and a polling date set for May 25th we can all expect to see a serous uptick in the number of posters, leaflets and canvassers for both sides….

How To Capture the 8th Amendment

Abortion is not a photogenic subject. By photogenic, I mean ‘easy to picture’, ‘aesthetic’ or, at least, ‘eye-catching’. Actually, the first image that may come to your mind at the mention of ‘abortion’ is an ultrasound image of a foetus…

Why Voting to Repeal Would Not Be Democratic

The upcoming referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution is likely to occur in May or June of this year as indicated by the Taoiseach. The repeal campaign should be congratulated for advancing this debate as much as…

8th Amendment Referendum To Be Held In Early Summer

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has tonight announced that the Cabinet has agreed to hold a referendum on the 8th amendment which would likely occur at the end of May. The referendum will ask the Irish people whether or not Article 40.3.3…

UCD Life Society Seeking Debate on 8th Amendment

UCD Life Society are seeking to debate the 8th Amendment with UCD for Choice in second semester. The group which are seeking formal recognition from UCD have approached both UCD for Choice and UCDSU President Barry Murphy about the possibility…

Talk Is Cheap: The Importance of Communication in the 8th Amendment Debate

Author Stephen Covey once said that “most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” These communication problems have only been amplified with the onset of the social media age, where the…

Petitions On Optional SU Membership & DCUSU’s Abortion Stance Gain Enough Signatures.

Two petitions launched in Dublin College University (DCU) have gained enough signatures to be considered for referenda to be put to students. The petitions needed to gather signatures from 2.5% (approximately 500) of students in DCU which were collected in…

The 8th Amendment Committee – Where Are We Now?

Over the last few weeks the Oirechtas committee on the 8th amendment has been in sessions receiving expert testimony as they consider the what changes to Ireland’s abortion regime they should recommend to the Dáil. IN this time the committee…

UCDSU & Trinity SU to Join Forces for the March for Choice

TCDSU have extended an invitation to the UCDSU Campaigns and Communications Officer Barry Murphy and UCD for Choice to meet with them outside the Front Square of Trinity College at 12:30 pm this Saturday for the March For Choice. Speaking…

Where do Political Parties Stand on the 8th Amendment?

The 8th Amendment and its future in the Constitution has been the most divisive political issue in Ireland for years. While there now appears to be a broad consensus across political parties that change is needed, the exact nature of…