Here David McWilliams presents the story of modern Ireland. Surveying four decades, bookended by the visits of the pope in September 1979 and August 2018, he explores how Ireland has become one of the wealthiest and most progressive nations in the world.
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.
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.