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2014. TAKEN AT GLENDALOUGH, CO. WICKLOW. DIGITAL EDITS VIA PHOTOSHOP 7.
p/s: Still a noob at DSLR sorry…
Also, made a post on my blogger. No longer called Such Blog!, now Memoriae:
have the british not had enough of a negative impact on ireland without having to list father ted as a british comedy on netflix ?
For those who don’t know, a glory box was/is a lady’s storage box containing items saved for her wedding or married life. The term probably comes from the UK term glory hole (“place for storing odds and ends”).
“place for storing odds and ends”
Okay guys, I’m going to get serious for a minute.
If you’re not in Ireland at the moment, you may not know about the situation regarding the laws on abortion. It is completely illegal, even in cases of rape, incest, fatal foetal abnormality, and other such things.
Women have died in this country because inability to have an abortion put strain on their health. A woman who wasn’t even Irish begged for an abortion because her child was about to die in the womb. The complications arising from her case resulted in her contracting septicaemia, organ failure, and tragically dying.
In 1992, the X Case took place, involving a 14-year-old girl, knowns only as x, who became pregnant after being raped. Instead of offering help to the girl, who because suicidal, they prevented her from travelling out of the country for an abortion.
Any Irish woman* who needs an abortion has to travel to the UK, which means if you don’t have the money, you’re out of luck. What does the Irish Government have to say about this?
Well, recently the UN confronted the Government about our abortion laws, pointing out that we were breaking Human Rights laws, and that the Government treated Irish women* like vessels.
Joan Burton, the Tánaiste, said that there will be no referendum on abortion in this Government’s lifetime. They’re literally saying that they don’t care enough to rectify Human Rights breaches.
I am NOT a vessel, and neither are you. Make your voice heard. Come to the March for Choice on the 27th of September in Dublin.
Never give up, never stay quiet.
This is very important please nail it to a wall where you can see it if you’re from outside Ireland and the UK
Goodness no! It’s alive and well, and spoken day-to-day still in some parts of Ireland!
Ooh, good news is always nice. I’ll throw up something about that!
Casual reminder that the Irish government has been told by the UN that our abortion laws are in breach of Human Rights laws, and that the Tánaiste essentially that they’re not going to do anything about it.
WE’RE LITERALLY IN BREACH OF A HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU