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Ireland Abortion Laws Criticized by U.N. Committee… Again

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Today (22 June) a United Nations committee that has reviewed Ireland’s compliance with the U.N. Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has recommended that Ireland amend its abortion laws (among others). Currently, abortion is illegal in Ireland unless the pregnant woman’s (or girl’s) life is at risk.  It’s illegal in cases of fetal abnormalities, […]

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Is Ireland Doing Enough for Magdalene Victims?

In a couple of weeks on the first of July, the Redress for Women Who Were Resident in Certain Institutions Act comes into effect in Ireland, providing healthcare (including counseling services) to women who survived their time in the Magdalene Laundries and are still living in Ireland. The Laundries were the Irish manifestation of Magdalene asylums, institutions run […]

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Pronouncing Irish Names Got You Down?

As you know, every language has it’s challenges. In some countries certain letters or words are hyphenated in different ways. If you have been speaking one way for your entire life, it is pretty hard to accustom yourself to new sounds. Even if you don’t plan to learn an entirely new language or vocabulary, getting […]

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