- 11 May 18
By canvassing for a ‘Yes’ vote in the abortion referendum, women on both sides of the border will advance the cause of freedom in Northern Ireland, as well as the Republic.
One of the most striking assertions of Irish unity since partition came in the last few days of March, when tens of thousands stormed the streets North and South shouting out together for change across the island.
The events had been sparked by the conclusion of the rugby rape trial in Belfast.
A mainly-women crowd of more than 4,000 gathered outside the City Hall in Dublin and marched to the Department of Justice on Stephen’s Green. Placards proclaimed, “Stand with Survivors,” “Overhaul the System,” “IBelieveHer,” etc.