On May 11th 2018 Guatemala Together for Yes, held our first and only event, in solidarity with the referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment of the Irish consititution. The Irish community in Guatemala is small and disperse but we managed to gather for one night to share our stories and perspectives about how our lives … Continue reading From Guatemala to Ireland: #BeMyYes
Guatemala & Ireland Together for Yes On a Tuesday night, with only a month to go before the referendum, I was pulling my hair out with the frustration of living thousands of miles away from home and my ineligibility to vote. Inspired by the Repeal Global groups all over the world I decided to make one … Continue reading How Together4Yes Brought the Irish Together in Guatemala
Maser Mural, Project Arts Centre - July 2016Hi from Guatemala! I am writing to you because I will not make it home for May 25th to vote in Repeal the 8th referendum nor will be home beforehand to talk to you in person about how you are going to vote. As you have probably guessed from … Continue reading My Appeal for Repeal
A mere six weeks have passed since the Tuam Babies case made international headlines and here I am, again, writing about the latest of Ireland's disturbing ironies: a religious order of nun's will be 'gifted' ownership of Ireland's largest maternity hospital. The same order that still owes 3 million euros in compensation to survivors of … Continue reading Keep Your Rosaries Off of Our Ovaries!
In another one of Ireland’s infinite ironies, while the Citizen’s Assembly was debating the Repeal of the 8th Amendment this weekend our nation made international headlines, once again, for the cruel and inhuman treatment of Ireland’s most vulnerable women and children, this time in the case of the Tuam babies. It is hard to know … Continue reading Of Life and Death and Catholic Morality in Ireland | Ovarious on WordPress.com
February the 1st in Ireland is Saint Brigid’s Day. It also marks the first day of the Irish spring. The country fills with daffodils, snowdrops and the promise that the prolonged dreary winter will soon be over. Ireland’s most important female Saint, second in importance only to Patrick, is celebrated with the symbol of Brigid’s … Continue reading A Repeal Blessing from Brigid
This Saturday thousands of Irish women and men will take to the streets of Dublin to demand choice for Irish women and the fulfilment of our sexual and reproductive rights. The principal demand will be to repeal the 8th Amendment, a provision in our Constitution which equates the life of the unborn with the life … Continue reading 8 Reasons to Repeal