Northern Ireland

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  • Derry Girls
    Entertainment

    “How Derry Girls proved to be the greatest history lesson I never had in school”

  • Three Families BBC review
    TV

    Three Families is a reminder that the fight for abortion rights in Northern Ireland isn’t over

  • Three Families: Hannah (AMY JAMES KELLY)
    TV

    The trailer for your new must-watch BBC One drama has finally dropped

Latest Stories

Entertainment

13 of the best Irish films (and no, P.S. I Love You is not on the list)

We asked an Irish writer to chose some of the greatest Irish movies that deserve to be celebrated (and watched). Here are her picks.

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Katy Harrington
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poland abortion protest 2020
Politics

It was a grim week for reproductive rights. Here’s what you missed

From Poland to the US, this week was a reminder that abortion rights are never guaranteed.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Stella Creasy
People

Stella Creasy debates Northern Ireland abortion laws in parliament while holding her baby

The Labour MP asked the government what it plans to do about abortion services in Northern Ireland.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Abortion coronavirus protests Poland
Life

Covid-19 is having a frightening effect on abortion rights around the world

In times of crisis, it’s disturbing to see how quickly women’s bodily autonomy is restricted – but there are things we can do to help.

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Moya Crockett
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Lauren Geall
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Derry Girls’ Jamie Lee O’Donnell just nailed why it’s so important to see flawed female characters

“Women can just be assholes, the same as men.”

Jonathan Van Ness
Life

Queer Eye and Derry Girls just joined forces to celebrate Northern Ireland’s good news

This is sparking joy across the internet.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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marie stopes abortion clinic
Long Reads

“I’ve spent 4 years helping Northern Irish women access abortions in Manchester”

A nurse shares heartbreaking stories of “silent and scared” patients forced to travel to England for abortions.

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Alexandra Nommay
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Northern Ireland abortion
Visible Women

As Northern Ireland decriminalises abortion, let’s celebrate the women who got us here

From grassroots activists to women who faced prosecution for having abortions, we should pay tribute to those who helped make history.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
Published
Sarah Ewart after Northern Ireland abortion law ruling
Visible Women

“I fought Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion law in the courts – and won”

Sarah Ewart, who successfully proved that Northern Ireland’s abortion law breaches the UK’s human rights commitments, shares her story with Stylist.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Lyra McKee, journalist murdered in Londonderry
Books

Lyra McKee’s anthology of “expression and courage” to be published one year after her murder

The activist was shot in Derry earlier this year.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Northern Ireland Bill: abortion and same-sex marriage to be extended to Northern Ireland
Life

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

It’s a momentous day for women and LGBTQ+ people in Northern Ireland. Here’s what you need to know.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Hollie Richardson
Published

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

Johnson said it should remain a “devolved issue”.

Life

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

It's as simple as clicking a button

Posted by
Moya Lothian-McLean
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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

New statistics show an increase of 22% in the number of women travelling to access reproductive care.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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People

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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Digital Team
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Scenes in Dublin after Ireland's abortion referendum
Visible Women

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.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Theresa May
Life

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

The Prime Minister needs to step up.

Posted by
Sarah Shaffi
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Game of Thrones finale: Tyrion Lannister
Life

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...

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Moya Crockett
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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.

Lyra McKee remembered at her funeral
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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