Ireland

This. Just this.

From the Guardian’s live results coverage: 11:07 Andanappa Yalagi, the father of Savita Halappanavar, who died of sepsis in Galway in 2012 after being denied an abortion during a protracted miscarriage, said he was “very happy today”. Speaking to Harriet Sherwood by phone from his home in Karnataka, in south-west India, Yalagi […]

Looks like I should have gone to press with my “populist landslide” prediction. Exit poll suggests Ireland has well and truly CRUSHED its abortion ban!

  Ha! Polls closed 10 minutes ago. The Irish Times, our paper of record, has conducted an exit poll. Get a load of this baby: WOWZERS! I had told folks to expect a decisive margin, but I had been pegging it at 60:40… Of course this is just an exit […]

Ireland is voting in its abortion referendum and this is on the FRONT PAGE of its leading national newspaper

(From the Irish Times; HT @solo1y) Does this mean that Catholics who vote to repeal Ireland’s abortion ban might be forgiven if they turn up to the Popefest in August? Or partially forgiven if they catch it on TV? I think it does. Spread the word. Every vote counts!

If nobody can lie, then truth ceases to exist

This happened last night: Host Claire Byrne’s opening line revealed what, in retrospect, might kindly be seen as something of a naive ambition: Tonight, everything you need to know about next week’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Wow, Claire. Everything I need to know? I mean, everything??? Let’s just say […]

This pro-life activist has a foolproof plan to reduce abortion numbers, and it involves only a *little* racism

It is well known that around 3,500 women travelled from Ireland to Britain to get abortions in 2016, which, from a population of around 4.5 million, is a rather high number. So how does this anti-abortion activist from Ireland’s Life Institute play down the numbers? Well, over to her… In […]

This is on tomorrow, in which I talk about diversity and stuff (see how effortlessly I communicate with the lay public)

Psychology Matters. Old pun, new content: Yes, that’s me. And other people. Never forget the other people. In fact, in Ireland, tomorrow is a kind of national psychology day. There are #PsychMatters events taking place in cities around the country, including Dublin, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as Galway. The […]