Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Bill: abortion and same-sex marriage to be extended to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s ban on abortion and same-sex marriage has officially been lifted

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Moya Crockett
  • Northern Ireland abortion laws: MPs vote for change
    Life

    MPS have backed huge abortion law changes in Northern Ireland, but not including Boris Johnson

  • Life

    Abortion in Northern Ireland: this is how to support a new vote to change the law

  • Women at abortion rights protest in London on the 11 May 2019
    Life

    The number of Northern Irish women seeking abortions in England and Wales has risen significantly

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Until abortion laws change, Sophie Turner won’t work in Northern Ireland or Georgia

It's one of the reasons why the actor says she's glad that Game of Thrones, which partially filmed in Belfast, is over.

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Scenes in Dublin after Ireland's abortion referendum
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One year after Ireland’s abortion referendum, we asked women how life has changed

Pro-choice activists, a politician and a doctor reflect on the highs and lows of the last 12 months.

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Theresa May was asked to support abortion reform in Northern Ireland — here’s what she said

The Prime Minister needs to step up.

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Game of Thrones finale: every spoiler and behind-the-scenes secret worth knowing

Desperate for Game of Thrones secrets? Just ask your Belfast taxi driver...

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The Alabama abortion ban is disturbing. Northern Ireland’s is even worse

Anti-women bills in the US have the shock of the new. But old laws in place in Northern Ireland are just as scandalous.

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Visible Women

Art becomes activism with a mural dedicated to murdered journalist Lyra McKee

Artists have dedicated a wall piece to Lyra in Belfast

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Hollie Richardson
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Northern Ireland abortion law pro-choice activists
Life

Why Northern Ireland’s abortion laws must be changed by Theresa May’s government

According to a major new report by the Women and Equalities Committee.

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Moya Crockett
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Lyra McKee, journalist murdered in Londonderry
Visible Women

Remembering Lyra McKee, a courageous woman killed while doing her job

Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead during riots in Londonderry on Thursday. We should never forget her name.

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Moya Crockett
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Irish literature is having a resurgence – and women are at the forefront

What's behind the heyday for Irish women writers?

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Jan Carson
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Life

Derry Girls is back: here's what we made of the start of the new series

Get ready for misunderstandings, abseiling and full-on fist-fights

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Anna Fielding
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Life

This music video tells the heartbreaking story of one woman’s abortion journey

‘I’m a Life’ highlights the plight of Northern Irish women forced to travel abroad for abortions.

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Moya Crockett
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The Derry Girls protest shows Northern Irish women won’t stop fighting for abortion rights

The campaign for reproductive rights in Northern Ireland is far from over – but women won’t give up.

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Life

Derry Girls: everything you need to know about season 2 of the hit family comedy

Channel 4 will offer up more Nineties' nostalgia

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Sarah Shaffi
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Visible Women

“Why I’m fighting Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion law in the courts”

Sarah Ewart, who was forced to travel to England for a termination in 2013, has launched a new bid to change Northern Ireland’s abortion law

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Death and Nightingales: Everything you need to know about Jamie Dornan’s new show

It starts this week on BBC2, and it reunites Dornan with the creator of The Fall.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Visible Women

Why these female celebrities have written a powerful open letter to Theresa May

Claire Foy, Olivia Colman and more are urging the prime minister to support a bill to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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What’s going on with Northern Ireland’s abortion laws (and how you can help)

Abortion is still illegal in Northern Ireland – but that could change. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Why doctors are calling for the UK’s abortion laws to be changed

Abortion is still technically a criminal offence across the UK. A group of doctors wants to change that

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Moya Crockett
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From Anne Hathaway to student activists: the women making waves this week

Looking back at the women who made a difference and pushed for change in the last seven days.

Visible Women

From New Zealand to Northern Ireland: the women making waves this week

Highlighting women who rocked the boat, pushed for change and made history around the world.

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