- 09 May 18
With just over a fortnight left to polling day, the artistic community and beyond is uniting to urge Irish men and women alike to vote yes.
Hot Press has long campaigned for an end to the anachronistic and dangerous clause in the Irish Constitution known as the 8th Amendment. Forced into the Constitution in 1983, entirely on spurious religious grounds, and without any consideration for the impact on lives of vulnerable people and on the health of women, the Amendment has been one of the most cruel facets of Irish society for the last 35 years.
Now, after years of brave protests and fierce activism, Ireland has a chance to end this cruelty, with a referendum on May 25.
But, as everyone who has fought passionately for Repeal over the years knows, it's going to take Every. Single. Voice. for the country to understand how important this vote is.