Good Use for Drones: Delivering Abortion Pills to Women Under Northern Ireland's Archaic Laws

Earlier today, a group of pro-choice activists flew a drone into Northern Ireland to deliver abortion pills. The Guardian reports that the drone, launched from the Republic, flew the short distance to County Down where a group of women waited for the delivery. The purpose of the protest was to highlight the strict…

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The First Gay Marriages in Ireland Have Now Officially Been Performed

Hot on the heels of this morning’s announcement that same-sex marriage is now legal in Ireland, the first gay couple to be lawfully wed has come forward to make their long-term relationship legal. Cormac Gollogly and Richard Dowling have been together for 12 years and couldn’t be happier that their partnership is…

Liam Neeson Narrated a Pro-Choice Ad for Amnesty International and People Are Maaaaaad

In the run-up to Ireland’s general election next spring, one of the biggest issues is quickly becoming whether the country will vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment, which places a near-total ban on abortion. Liam Neeson recently did a voiceover for an ad advocating that the law be repealed, leading to an epidemic of…

Woman Possibly Killed in 1832 Mass Murder Returned to Ireland for Burial

In 1832, 29-year-old widow Catherine Burns left Derry, Northern Ireland for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she would soon find work at Duffy’s Cut, a railroad construction site staffed by Irish Catholics about thirty miles outside the city. Less than two months later, Catherine—and several others—would disappear…

Furious Brides Loot Shop That Cheated Them Out Of Wedding Gowns

A group of angry brides descended upon a bridal shop in Limerick, Ireland when the proprietor didn’t make good on her promise to provide dresses for their wedding. To show her exactly what they thought of her business practices, they gutted her shop, grabbed any dress they could and ran. One bride, more enterprising…

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