Readers blog: Keeping rate of abortion low following legislation

For the second time in three years, Ireland has voted overwhelmingly in favour of progressive social change.

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Reader's Blog: Shame on Rónán Mullen for his attitudes to mental health

How difficult it must have been for those living with mental health issues, to hear Ronan Mullen dismiss their condition with the words “mental health has ...

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Readers' Blog: Dietary approach lets food be your medicine

A recent statement from Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) about food intolerance tests has led to confusion. As the primary provider of these tests in ...

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10 letters that may help you make up your mind if you are still undecided

Over the last few years, there have been countless letters to the Irish Examiner from those on both sides of the Eighth Amendment debate.

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Reader's Blog: Please vote yes for the exiles who cannot

Scotland has been my home for 15 years, close enough to stay in touch, but still many miles away when nephews are born, or cousins pass away.

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Reader's Blog: Low rate of abortion is tied to the Eighth

One thing claimed on the yes side in the Eighth Amendment debate is that abortion rates come down when the law is liberalised — it is claimed off the Guttmacher ...

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Reader's Blog: Opportunity in 2018 to put an end to our hypocrisy

In 1983 we enshrined in our Constitution an equal right to life between a woman and a foetus, while at the same time turning a blind eye to the abuse being suffered ...

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Reader's blog: If you oppose abortion then it’s logical to vote for repeal

If you do not agree with or support abortion, then logically you should vote yes to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

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Readers' blog: Health is in same boat 10 years on

Below is an extract from my letter published in the Irish Examiner in November 2007:

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Readers Blog: I survived despite the Eighth... others didn’t

It’s 2010. I am 26 years old. I have been engaged for three weeks. I have cancer. Am I going to die? Oh my God.

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Readers' blog: Turning a blind eye when it suits

Over the past few weeks a number of referendum posters for the no side have stuck with me.

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Readers blog: Eighth defends rights of the unborn child

I suspect that many decent, compassionate people are unsure about how to vote in the referendum.

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Readers Blog: Referendum is not about maternal healthcare

As former chairs of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (IOG) we have been horrified at the statements made by colleagues on maternal care. We are ...

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Readers' Blog: No place in modern Ireland for Eighth

It has always been there.

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Readers blog: Challenging reports on causes of cancer

I am writing in reference to the article ‘People have mythical beliefs about causes of cancer, says study’ (Irish Examiner, April 27) regarding the recent ...

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Readers Blog: The costs of everyday life in ripoff Ireland

I’m fed up being confronted by employees of companies with their hand out looking for money for extras. Whether its your phone network, your electricity supplier, ...

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Readers blog: Digital age of consent needs to be set at age 16

The Oireachtas justice committee has decided the age of digital consent shall be set at 13 years and not 16.

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Readers Blog: Dismantling the health service only way forward

It is with reluctance that one puts pen to paper to have what can at best be called a whinge; at worst a rant. The current state of health services in this country ...

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Courage and conviction of Vicky Phelan

It was with a great sense of sheer satisfaction and utter delight that I watched Vicky Phelan’s victory in her case against the HSE recently, in her quest ...

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Reader's Blog: Lack of public toilets is an issue for tourists

What is it with Ireland and public toilets?

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Discriminating against the young: Owning a home still a pipe dream

Ireland has made great strides over the past five decades or so in reducing discrimination on the grounds of gender, religion, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. ...

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Readers' Blog: History will judge us for result of the referendum

Long gone are the days, when the rule of the Catholic Church could dictate to the women of Ireland what they could do with their own bodies.

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Readers' Blog: Eighth delivered a cruel punishment

The 1983 amendment to the Constitution sought to ensure that abortion was not an option for pregnant women in Ireland.

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Readers' Blog: Scandal in a long line of screw-ups

The recent smear test scandal is one in a long line of screw-ups by our medical system. We hear it all the time with a mountain of medical cases before the courts. ...

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Reader's Blog: The good, the bad, and the unknown of health service

I was most heartened to read in the article ‘Minister wants dedicated mental health phoneline by end of year’

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