Ireland needs to see some sense on transgenderism

The View A shift in the right direction is taking place on an international level when it comes to transgenderism and children. In Britain, and in states like Florida in the US, experts and policymakers are now putting the protection of children first – and reversing the trend to provide children with so-called ‘gender-affirming care’; a treatment…

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Why feminists are afraid of strong women

The View Here is a peculiar thing that is becoming more and more apparent in what passes for public discourse these days – Irish feminists don’t seem to like strong, opinionated women. That might seem counter-intuitive: after all, the whole point of feminism, one imagines, is to encourage women to be whatever they want to be. We certainly hear lots…

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We need to support those brave families who know their baby will be born unwell

The View It increasingly seems that the stories that should most inspire us, the lives that are illuminated with courage and love, are becoming the least often heard. Sometimes, that’s a deliberate ploy, especially when the profound courage of families who carry and love their baby with a life-limiting condition are ignored by the media. But in the past few months,…

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Sinn Féin’s appalling attitude to being pregnant is a problem beyond politics

The View Politics, so I’m frequently told, is a rough game, where players have to contend with machiavellian schemes, dirty tricks and all sorts of back-stabbing and unexpected heaves. The usual addendum to that descriptor is “and that’s only within your own party”. It’s long been held, therefore, that increasing the visibility and participation of women in…

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