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Irish Government Defeats ‘Woman’s Life At Risk’ Abortion Bill

April 20, 2012


by Steve WilliamsApril 19, 2012 The Irish Government has led a 111-20 defeat on a vital abortion access bill that would legislate a woman’s right to seek a termination if her life is in danger from the pregnancy. The bill, a private member bill put forward by Clare Daly of the Socialist Party, aimed to […]

Explainer: Gender Identity issues

February 25, 2012


Image: Vincent Yu/AP/Press Association Images THIS WEEK, a television advert by bookmaker Paddy Power that was labelled as “deeply transphobic” by an Irish transgender support group was suspended from UK television and most Irish TV stations. The Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) had said that the advert made transgender people feel “mocked and ridiculed” and […]