The Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill was narrowly rejected by Stormont in December. Introduced by DUP MLA Paul Givan and backed by anti-choice MLAs in the SDLP, UUP and Alliance, the bill attempted to restrict abortion access in cases of severe fetal impairment.
Author: Socialist Party
A lesser known aspect of Marx and Engels’ work is their attention to events and processes in Ireland. his is reflected in Marx’s Capital, where he references the shirt factories in Derry and the effect their development had on the broader local economy. However, it was primarily Engels who studied events in Ireland. This was in part through his relationship with Mary and Lizzie Burns, working-class sisters who were part of the 40,000-strong Irish community in Manchester. KEVIN HENRY looks at this aspect of their work.
There was a huge turnout with 79.5% of eligible participants returning their surveys. Of those, 61.6% voted ‘yes’, in favour of marriage equality! That is 7,817,247 people in support of equal rights!
On 14th October 2017, our comrade Hilary Coleman lost her short battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at the Marie Curie Hospice in East Belfast with her husband Ciaran Crossey, her daughter Nicola and other family members at her bedside. On the 17th October, Hilary’s family, friends and comrades gathered to say farewell and to celebrate her life.