An Irishman Abroad

The Repeal episode (Bumper Edition): Episode 244

May 25, 2018

With just 7 days to go until the Irish public goes to the polls, the Irishman Abroad has put together this bumper Repeal The 8th episode comprised of some of the most outspoken voices on the frontline of the Yes campaign.

Writer and Activist Una Mullally speaks to Jarlath about the influence that Irish people abroad can have on the outcome of this Referendum (3:00). Amnesty International’s Colm O’Gorman offers us a clear break-down of the outcome of the proposed legislation for abortion, should the 8th amendment be repealed (36:00). Author Louise O’Neill returns to the show to discuss the need to de-stigmatise the conversation around abortion (1:12:00), comedian and writer Tara Flynn elaborates on the need for broad access to abortion (56:00), while Dr. Ciara Kelly outlines how the way we treat women in Ireland falls short of what it should be and how the distrust of women is at the heart of the need to repeal the 8th amendment (1:06:00).

Finally, Jarlath speaks with Mara Clarke from the Abortion Support Network who gives a sobering insight into the realities of the Irish women who are in desperate need for safe and legal access to abortion (1:28:00).

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