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May 2018

Dictatorship – The Only Thing Ireland Understands

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I can’t sleep. It’s midnight after the so-called “abortion referendum” and I can’t sleep. Exit polls told us the vote was 68 to 69 in favour, which wouldn’t surprise me, but a part of me wonders if things didn’t turn out as expected, so they’re telling the Yes voters they won so they can drink themselves half to death in celebration and won’t riot like the Hilbots did in 2016. Read more

The Legal Reality of the 8th Amendment

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Last week I published a pretty lengthily multi-pointed argument, but it was so long I don’t trust anybody but the most patient or those who already agree with me to read it – and that’s fine. Polls show most of us are pretty certain of our views on the upcoming referendum anyway, but I’d ask that you look closely at one more thing before taking to the booth. The most important thing: the legal wording and mechanism currently in place and how it’s absence will be dealt with. Read more

Let’s THINK About Abortion

I’m not interested in preaching to the choir or trying to wrestle with those who don’t agree with me and shove my philosophy down their throat. I want to give people a few bits of information that’s missing from both the Yes and No campaigns and the public dialogue in the run up to this month’s Constitutional referendum. In other words, only listen to this if you can and want to think critically. Life’s too short, so let’s not waste each other’s time. Read more