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Ireland | Victory as Ireland votes to repeal the 8th amendment

by Elly Badcock

As the results from the referendum in Ireland come in, it looks as though the Irish people have voted overwhelmingly to repeal draconian anti-abortion laws, Elly Badcock reports

In a historic moment for women’s rights, exit polls suggest that Ireland has voted to repeal an outdated, inhumane and misogynistic law which forced women to continue with pregnancies against their will or travel to the UK in shame and secrecy for an abortion.

Ireland | EU says charges against Turkey journalists ‘worrying’

The European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the arrest of two Turkish journalists on “espionage” charges after reports by the pair blew the lid off Ankara’s arms delivery to the Takfiri terror groups operating in neighboring Syria.   

Ireland | Ireland to ‘decriminalise’ small amounts of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and cannabis, for personal use

Ireland will move towards decriminalising substances including heroin, cocaine and cannabis as part of a “radical cultural shift”, the country’s drugs minister has said.

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the chief of Ireland’s National Drugs Strategy, told a lecture at the London School of Economics on Monday that drug users will be able to inject in specially designated rooms in Dublin from next year.

Ireland | US blacks descend on Washington against racial inequality

ens of thousands of African Americans have rallied in Washington D.C. for the 20th anniversary of the ‘Million Man March’ against racial inequality and police brutality.

The demonstrators made their way to the US Capitol on Saturday morning, following a call for “Justice or Else!”, the title of the mass rally at the National Mall, which marks the 20th anniversary of the 1995 ‘Million Man March’ which put the US racial injustice in the limelight.

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