Reactions from members of both sides of Eighth Amendment Referendum

first_imgCOVID-19 volunteerism is a glimpse of what the future can be for church and community Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleWhy You Need an Access Control SystemNext articleLimerick’s Adare Manor Nominated for World Renowned award Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Print Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry TAGSBishop Brendan Leahyeighth amendmentJennifer SchweppepoliticsreactionTogether for YesYvie Murphy WhatsApp Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people center_img Email Jenny Blake | #WeAreLimerick episode 46 Facebook NewsPoliticsReactions from members of both sides of Eighth Amendment ReferendumBy Cian Reinhardt – May 28, 2018 1204 Restart Grant Plus will help more Limerick businesses to reopen Linkedin Photograph from the Limerick referendum count shows the boxes being opened.Photograph Liam Burke Press 22People from both sides of last weekend’s referendum result have voiced their reactions after Ireland voted to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution of Ireland.Limerick Together for Yes Chairperson Yvie Murphy and Deputy Chairperson Jennifer Schweppe on Saturday last read a statement immediately after the national referendum results announcement.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They said, “First we dreamed and fought for a referendum about the Eighth Amendment. Then we dreamed and hoped for a win in the referendum. We dared to dream and hope that we would get the yes vote over the line.“But in our wildest dreams – in our most delirious and hopeful of moments – we never once thought that Ireland would not just support us, but that Irish people would stand up and roar that it had to stop. That they would not just repeal the Eighth Amendment but that they would lay siege to the Eighth Amendment and destroy the Eighth amendment.”Meanwhile, in masses across the diocese over the weekend, a letter from Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick noted the day was “a day of mixed emotions for members of this congregation and for Catholic faithful everywhere across Ireland”.Beckha Doyle ( former member of Citizens Assembly), Senator Paul Gavan (Sinn Féin), Jan O Sullivan TD (Labour), MC Thomas Bibby (Green Party), Jennifer Schweppe (Limerick Together for Yes) & Ailbhe Smyth (Together for Yes).The letter read, “There will be people here who voted to repeal the Eighth amendment and people who voted to protect the Eighth amendment. As I said last week Ireland is a compassionate country, that we are a compassionate people. Those who voted no did so with compassion, particularly for the unborn child. Those who voted yes did so with an eye particularly on the mother carrying that child.”The Limerick Together for Yes speakers said the day had been “35 years in the making”, and wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for women and activists throughout Limerick and across the world. “We stand on the shoulders of women and activists who have come before us and sacrificed so much,” They said, adding, “They spoke when nobody else would speak. They spoke when nobody would listen. But today we have spoken and Ireland has listened.”Bishop Leahy acknowledged the vote would not change their position, “Our message is one of love; love for all, love for life, for those with us today, for those in the womb. And God’s love is there also for those on both sides of the Referendum campaign.”“I have already expressed my gratitude to all who were missionaries for life and actively gave of their time and energy to promote the cause of life. They dedicated themselves to the task with care, listening and sensitivity. I am grateful too that, in general, the debate was largely respectful.”The Limerick Together for Yes spokespeople said the group had created a movement in Limerick in a short few months, “Since our first meeting in a little cafe on Denmark we have grown into something amazing. We have grown into a movement,”Bishop Brendan LeahyThey continued, “that movement, from day one, was respectful, inclusive, and informed. People from all backgrounds and walks of life joined us in our fight for full reproductive rights.”The Limerick Bishop mentions some of the stories heard through the campaign have given “a sense of women’s immense pain and suffering”“While the Church’s position is that life in or out of the womb is to be protected, it is only right that we have heard these stories and got a sense of women’s immense pain and distress. So often, women were left on their own at that time, perhaps with the support only of a friend, perhaps immediate family. But not much else.“A message we can take, therefore, from the stories we’ve heard is that we have ultimately failed them as a society if we allow them to be isolated.  We need to engender more coherently a society of care, a society of support so that the default for women in these circumstances is to turn to that society and know that it wraps them in a blanket of love and support.  That it is there for them in this difficult time and that it does not judge them.”Limerick overwhelmingly voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment, with Limerick City and Limerick County voting 69.9 per cent and 58.1 per cent in favour of repeal respectively. Advertisementlast_img read more

New IRA planning bomb attack on Sinn Féin member

first_img Google+ Google+ By News Highland – February 18, 2020 Twitter Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA New IRA planning bomb attack on Sinn Féin member The New IRA is planning a bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member. The PSNI has told the party the dissident Republican group plans to blast a member using an under-car explosive device.The party says the attack could happen anywhere in the north.Sinn Fein’s vice-president, Michelle O’Neill, says it’s literally a threat against thousands of Sinn Féin members and their families. Facebookcenter_img Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articlePlans to address water supply issues in Donegal progressingNext articleIPU claims up to 400 post offices under threat News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night 20 holds today

first_imgRelatedPosts Lagos CP declares war on cultists, traffic offenders Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 All is set for the 20th edition of GOtv Boxing Night, which holds today at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. The event, which has as its theme: “Boxing Jams Music”, will feature night potential explosive fights, including the World Boxing Federation Intercontinental heavyweight title bout, two West African Boxing Union  title defences and live musical performances by Zlatan, Mayorkun, and Oritsefemi, Sule Malaika and TClassic. The WBF bout will see Nigeria’s Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwarieme face Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte of Argentina. In the WABU title bouts, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu of Nigeria will defend his lightweight crown against Ezekiel Anan of Ghana, while Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde will do same in the welterweight division against Ghana’s Sanitor Agbenyo. In the bantamweight category, Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi will face Ajibola “Jah” Adeniran in a challenge duel. National featherweight champion, Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje will take on Olusegun Moses in a national challenge duel. Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola will square up against Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan in a super featherweight  challenge contest, while reigning national light heavyweight  champion, Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, will face Olanrewaju Segun in another challenge contest.                                         Debutants, Alaba “Eylbow” Omotola and Bolaji “Fght to Finish” Abdullahi will go head-to-head in a national lightweight challenge bout. Also scheduled is all-female clash, which will see Cynthia “Omo Bobby” Ogunsemilore will take on Aminat Yekini in a national super featherweight challenge contest. Speaking on the event, Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director of Flykite Promotions, organisers of the event, said everything has been put in place to ensure a hitch-free and successful event. “We have put measures in place to ensure that there are no hitches. The iconic TBS in the heart of Lagos is more than ready to welcome both boxing and music fans to this festive season-ending event,” he said. The best boxer at the show will win a cash prize of N1million alongside the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy. GOtv Boxing Night 20 will be aired live on SuperSport, to viewers in 49 countries.Tags: GOtv Boxing Night 20Lagos StateTafawa Balewa Squarelast_img read more