Interview: Kay Cairns

Méabh McMahon speaks to Kay Cairns, a freelance journalist, trans rights activist and founder of Non-Binary+ Ireland. As a non-binary activist Kay has worked with groups like the Irish Trans Students’ Alliance (ITSA), and they have served on the board of Transgender Equality Network of Ireland (TENI) in the past. Non-Binary+ Ireland was founded in…

Express Interviews: Fiona Kearney

Méabh McMahon speaks to Fiona Kearney, Director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, about Irish attitudes towards art, the Repeal the 8th campaign, and previous exhibitions at the Glucksman. Ms Kearney has won scores of accolades over her career, including the Jerome Hynes Fellowship on the Clore Leadership Programme, which is the highest individual award offered…

The Facts About Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a difficult subject for many people. Although we are aware that assaults continue to occur at shocking rates both in Cork and nationally, most of us are sorely lacking in information on what to do if we, or someone we know, is sexually assaulted. It is partially the graveness of the subject,…

The Eighth Amendment

The situation as it stands in Ireland is that abortion is illegal under nearly all circumstances under the Eighth Amendment, which guarantees equal rights for the woman and foetus. This includes women who are pregnant as result of rape or incest, or who are carrying an unviable foetus. A woman who has an illegal abortion…