Abortion is illegal in almost every circumstance in Ireland, making it the only democracy in the western world to have such a constitutional ban:* Between 1980 and 2015, at least 165,438 Irish women and girls accessed UK abortion services.
Irish law only currently allows for abortion where the life of the pregnant woman is at risk. In 2018 the Taoiseach will hold a constitutional referendum to liberalise abortion law. This book offers practical proposals for policymakers and advocates, including model legislation, making it an essential campaigning tool leading up to the referendum.
The influence of revivalism is writ large in the history of modern Ireland, particularly as we commemorate a 'decade of centenaries'. Yet, whether in Ireland or elsewhere, no study of revivalism as a critical cultural practice exists, rather one tends to speak of specific revivals such as the Gothic Revival, the Gaelic Revival and so on.
John Gibney's study makes use of a variety of contemporary documents and images, some of which have never been seen before, to explore the second half of the Irish revolution in Dublin. This book opens a unique window into the realities of life in Ireland's capital city from the end of the First World War to the aftermath of the Irish Civil War.
The story of the Easter Rising from the perspective of those who made it, focusing on the experiences of rank-and-file revolutionaries and exploiting a unique and recently released collection of over 1,700 eye-witness statements.