Repeal the 8th

Dr. Katherine Zappone supports the campaign to repeal the 8th amendment. She was central to the commitment made in the Programme for a Partnership Government to establish a Citizen’s Assembly to review a number of complex key issues, including a Referendum on the 8th Amendment. Dr. Zappone has called for an open and detailed debate on the issue.

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  • Dublin City University, 7 December 2017 I am so pleased to accept the invitation to deliver this lecture from President Brian MacCraith.  Dublin City University was the academic home of my late beloved spouse, Dr. Ann Louise Gilligan. It was Ann Louise who first introduced...

  • Politicians have duty to deliver on work of Citizen’s Assembly  “Delays would be a betrayal of women’s rights – politicians must provide leadership”  It is essential that politicians respond quickly to the outcomes of the Citizen’s Assembly and set the country on course for a...

  • Feminist futures– what we need to do to remove the barriers to women’s equality and ensure full equality in our future? #FemFest December 2nd, 2016 Minister Zappone Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to #FemFest and the afternoon session on Feminist Futures. I am delighted to be...

  • Dr. Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs addresses a packed audience  at this years Femfest held in the Science Gallery Dublin. Joining the Minister on the panel was Rosmary McCabe , Anna Cosgrave , Sarah Maria Griffin and journalist Ellen Coyne. Abortion rights...

  • Katherine Zappone calls for wider discussion on abortion at todays Pro Choice rally attended by thousands in Dublins city centre. Today’s March for Choice begins at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square at 1.30pm and will march towards Leinster House.

  • “I remain as committed to repeal the 8th as I have ever been”…. My article in The Irish Independent (Fri). Since moving to Ireland in the mid-eighties, repeal of the 8th Amendment has been a key personal commitment of mine. When I ran for election...