News, Politics

Resistance To Change

  Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or have just arisen from a coma then you’ll have heard the news about Ireland holding a referendum on abortion this summer. As the news was announced, protests by pro-life campaigners were organised using emotive placards featuring children with Down Syndrome and medically inaccurate photos of late term abortions. In some instances, …


Fuinneamh, Health, News, Politics

Letters to the Eighth Amendment

Last semester, An Focal ran the popular series Letters to the Eighth Amendment. This clause of the Irish Constitution gives equal right to life to both a mother and an unborn child. Read the full letters that featured in the paper below: By Kathleen O’Sullivan Dear Constitution (Con), I hope you don’t mind me calling you that, I presume we’re …