Ireland – Young urged to register in time for vote on abortion

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Young urged to register in time for vote on abortion

Katie O’Neill
April 16 2018, The Times

The 122,000 people who have become 18 since the last general election have been urged to ensure that they are registered to vote in the abortion referendum.

The National Youth Council of Ireland and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have called on young people to check the register before the May 8 deadline. The USI will be running voter registration drives on college campuses to register students.

Continued: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/young-urged-to-register-in-time-for-vote-on-abortion-t95khgrjz

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Thousands attend Dublin abortion rights protest

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Thousands attend Dublin abortion rights protest
March for Choice is first major march since timeframe of referendum unveiled
Sat, Sep 30, 2017
Ronan McGreevy, Ciarán D'Arcy

Thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin on Saturday calling for the liberalisation of Ireland’s abortion laws.

The demonstration began at the Garden of Remembrance at 2pm and progressed down O’Connell Street, before turning onto the quays and crossing over the Liffey. From there it proceeded up Pearse Street and towards the rally area in Merrion Square.

Continued at source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/thousands-attend-dublin-abortion-rights-protest-1.3239832

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