UCDSU President removes abortion content from handbooks, faces impeachment campaign

Michelle Beazley, News Editor: The University College Dublin Students’ Union have reprinted their start of year handbooks, entitled Winging It In UCD, in order to exclude unlawful information concerning abortions. The illegal content was shown on page 59 of the original handbook, which arrived prior to UCD’s Orientation Week. The amended handbooks do not disclose…

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…

Pro-Choice and Religious: Is it possible?

Some people believe that it is impossible to be a practicing Christian and be pro-choice on the issue of abortion; step into any Roman Catholic Church and you are bound to see Pro-Life posters and leaflets at the back of the church. While it is true that a lot of Christians are pro-life, all are not: many…

Union of Students in Ireland Launch General Election Campaign

The Union of Students in Ireland launched their General Election manifesto outside the Dáil last week, which emphasises the deciding impact young people will have on the makeup of the next government. The manifesto focuses on areas such as accommodation, Higher Education Funding and Repealing the 8th. USI President, Kevin Donoghue, stated that “The 32nd Dáil…

Vote

So today and tomorrow, the 23rd and 24th of November, UCC students have the chance to vote on whether or not the Student’s Union should campaign to repeal the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution. If you’re a business and law student you can vote in the ORB, arts students can vote in the Boole…