‘Students all over the country are dissatisfied with their Student Unions’ – DCU the latest to question union’s abortion stance

Posted in Governance and administration on December 4th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University (DCU) students have become the latest to question their Students’ Union’s stance on abortion. As Ireland prepares for an abortion referendum next year, students across the country are questioning their SU’s stance …” (more)

[Fionnuala Walsh and Kyle Ewald, Independent, 3 December]

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UCDSU president defends dropping abortion information from freshers’ guide

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The president of UCD students’ union has defended her decision to withdraw information over access to abortion services in a magazine circulated to new students …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 20 September]

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Row flares on radio as professor accuses colleague of ‘farce’ survey

Posted in Life on May 4th, 2013 by steve

“A major row has erupted over a survey which reported that more than 100 psychiatrists oppose abortion based on the threat of suicide …” (more)

[Luke Byrne, Independent, 4 May]

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Pro life groups slam conference line-up

Posted in Legal issues on November 4th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“A row has broken out over a conference in NUI Galway on the divisive issue of abortion. Pro-life campaigners say the conference is one sided, with pro-life supporters excluded from addressing the conference. However, organisers say the conference is not designed to be a debate on abortion …” (more)

[Colin Bartley, Galway Independent, 4 November]

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Galway Conference challenged to include pro-life speaker

Posted in Legal issues on November 1st, 2009 by steve

Ireland“The director of the Life Institute, Dr Seán Ó Domhnaill, has challenged the Irish Centre for Human Rights in NUI Galway to include a pro-life speaker in its line up for a conference to be held next Thursday dealing with abortion. Although the conference is entitled ‘Global and Local Perspectives on Abortion’, it excludes the majority local pro-life perspective, and only features pro-abortion speakers …” (more)

[Thought and Action, 30 October]

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Censorship at UCC

Posted in Life on March 13th, 2009 by steve

“The Societies Guild at UCC has twice rejected applications to set up a pro-choice society on campus on the spurious grounds that this issue is already covered by other groups – including in their first rejection the ludicrous suggestion that this was done by the anti-choice ‘Students for Life’. Timeline of the political censorship of pro-choice views at UCC. Monday 26 January – Societies Guild turn down application to set up pro-choice society: ‘Your society application was brought before the Guild last evening. Unfortunately status was not approved. It is a decision that was ultimately made by a previous Guild and is being upheld. “A society already exists which caters for debate in the area of abortion and choice”. Membership to this and all societies is open to all students in UCC. Thank you for your interest and I hope you join one of the many societies in UCC’ …” (more)

[Alan Davis, Indymedia Ireland, 12 March]

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Protest meeting to support setting up of pro-choice group at UCC

Posted in Life on January 28th, 2009 by steve

“On Monday evening this week the Societies Guild at UCC rejected an application, backed by over 100 student signatures, to set up a pro-choice student society. The ‘reason’ the Societies Guild gave for their disgraceful decision was: ‘Your society application was brought before the Guild last evening. Unfortunately status was not approved. It is a decision that was ultimately made by a previous Guild and is being upheld. A society already exists which caters for debate in the area of abortion and choice …’” (more)

[Alan Davis, Indymedia Ireland, 28 January]

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