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United Kingdom to introduce abortion decriminalisation bill

MPs in Westminster launched a bid to introduce a bill which would decriminalise abortion later this month. Diana Johnson, Labour MP for Hull North, announced her intention to introduce this bill. A coalition of MPs from five different parties is…

Have We Lost Our Ability to Debate?

Abortion, marriage equality, politics, and gender wage gap. These are just some of the polarising debates that saturate our society today. But why must such issues become nasty, brutish points of argument? It would be fair to say that most…

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…

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…

Life Society UCD Relaunch with New Campaign

A group known as Life Society UCD have launched a new social media campaign on their Facebook page. The group which were previously a recognised society in UCD have been dormant until the impeachment of former UCDSU President Katie Ascough…

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…

Once Bitten, Twice Shamed

Abortion is possibly the most volatile word in Irish society. Even a simple insinuation can elicit intense responses both sides. Ireland is sandwiched between two media giants, America and Britain, whose legal stance on abortion is completely different to ours….

Student Union Drops Support for Repeal Bus Over Abortion Pill Concerns

  On Monday the 6th of March, the ‘Repeal Bus’ will arrive to UCD at 8:30am to provide direct information and contraceptives to students in need of safe abortion pills. The venture is organised by ROSA Ireland (Reproductive rights, against…

Yes4Neutral side lodged Complaints over SU “Inaccurate Information” during Abortion referendum

The Yes 4 Neutral side in the recent campus referendum on abortion submitted several complaints over “inaccurate” information put out by the UCD Students’ Union during the campaign. The Yes 4 Neutral side, who advocated for the Students’ Union to…

“Voting No means You are Being Pro-Choice”: Referendum Special

In a campus referendum special Politics editor Oisín MacCanna and Editor Jack Power sat down with both sides of the campaign to get their views, motivations and arguments. Hazel Nolan is leading the Vote side, to keep the Students’ Union…