Here's How You Can Participate In Strike4Repeal Even If You Can't Strike

Here's How You Can Participate In Strike4Repeal Even If You Can't Strike

Today is International Women's Day and that means helping to forge a better working world, and a more inclusive, gender equal world. How can we do that? By striking for Repeal the 8th today. But let's be realistic: not everyone can strike for a variety of reasons, so you might be wondering how you can participate in the strike. We've got all the details of Strike4Repeal Ireland here for you, so every woman can get a chance to stand up for abortion rights.

The idea is that you can go along to a meeting place near you to send a message to the Irish government that they must call a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment. You're encouraged to bring along placards, banners and anything that makes noise. The schedule in Dublin is as follows:
10:30am- Department of Justice
11:00am- Department of the Taoiseach
11:30am- Department of Health
12:30pm- O'Connell Bridge

"The main thing you can do, is attend a strike near you, says the official Facebook page of the Repeal. "Go on your lunch, or show your solidarity by covering someone else while they participate".

Here are the regional meeting places:

  • Dublin – O’Connell Bridge (12.30pm)
  • Belfast – Belfast City Hall (12pm)
  • Cork, Blackpool – Blackpool mall main entrance (12pm)
  • Cork city – St. Patrick’s Hill at the beginning of Maccurtain Street (12pm)
  • Galway – Eyre Square (12pm)
  • Kerry – The Square, Tralee (12pm)
  • Kilkenny – Saint John’s Bridge (12pm)
  • Limerick – Bedford Row (2pm)
  • Mayo – Market Square, Castlebar (1pm)
  • Sligo – Strandhill Beach (2pm)
  • Meath, Navan – Kennedy Place (12pm)
  • Meath, Ashbourne – Tesco car park (7pm)

Colleges taking part:

Leave your lectures at 12pm tomorrow if you want to join…

  • DCU – at the Henry Grattan building
  • NCAD – Red Square
  • UCD – James Joyce Library
  • NUIG – Join them in Eyre Square
  • IADT – The quad
  • Trinity – The Front Square
  • Royal Holloway in London – Founders main quad
There's also a March for Repeal starting at the Garden of Remembrance at Parnell Square in Dublin at 5.30pm tonight to march to the Dail, if you aren't able to come to a meeting place at another time today.
Regardless, let's all try to strike in one way or another so that our voices can be heard loud and clear.

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Emma Greenbury
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Emma is an editor and writer from Brisbane, Australia and has been living in Dublin since September 2016 after she decided warm weather and beaches were overrated. She now wears three pairs of trousers every day and loves it.

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