Rape Culture takes centre stage at The Abbey with Rathmines Road and Asking For It

Two plays taking pertinent looks at women speaking out against sexual assault take to the Abbey this autumn. First with Deirdre Kinehan’s new play, Rathmines Road, currently in the Peacock, and later Asking For It, based on Louise O’Neill’s best seller will begin its run in November. In Rathmines Road, Sandra is selling her deceased… Continue reading Rape Culture takes centre stage at The Abbey with Rathmines Road and Asking For It

Maser Mural removed again!

The Maser mural which two years ago was painted brightly across the front of Project Arts Centre was taken down in 2016 following 50 complaints from pro-life people and a battle of online petitions. In response to the complaints, Dublin council stated that Project Arts Centre had not followed the proper procedure to get permission… Continue reading Maser Mural removed again!

Book Review: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas imagines an America where abortion is illegal. This is due to the introduction of the 28th (Personhood) amendment into the American constitution two years prior to when the story takes place, which gives "the consititutional right to life, liberty and property to a fertilized egg at the moment of conception.… Continue reading Book Review: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

New Minister Josepha Madigan called out for anti-Traveller bigotry

In the wake of Francis Fitzgerald resigning, the Department for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltachta got a new minister, Fine Gael TD Josepha Madigan. This is Madigan's first cabinet position and already she is facing opposition. Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger said, in the Dáil that appointing a TD who has had anti-traveller material circulated in… Continue reading New Minister Josepha Madigan called out for anti-Traveller bigotry