Some interesting correspondence occurred among the ’Letters to the Editor’ of Irish Times recently. Reflecting on a previous letter, reader David Turner raised some important points which we would also like to share with you.
Pope Francis will visit the Republic on August 25 and 26 as part of the World Meeting of Families, which the Catholic Church holds every three years.
WITH the countdown on to the Pope’s visit to Ireland in August a protest group is encouraging people to book tickets for the papal events – and not show up.
On the 25th of May 2018, the Irish people voted overwhelmingly to empower Dáil Éireann- the Irish Parliament – to change their Constitution, thus paving the way for the legalisation of abortion in the Republic of Ireland. As a result of the referendum, article 40.3.3 of the Irish Constitution will be repealed. This article, commonly called the Eight Amendment, had since its insertion into the Constitution thirty-five years ago, guaranteed to protect as far as practicable the equal right to life of the unborn and the mother. It prohibited abortion in almost all cases. By repealing the Eight Amendment, the Irish people empowered their Government to legislate for abortion up to twelve weeks and indeed beyond, should the will of certain political parties be granted.