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Information and Conversation Evening on Proposed Repeal the 8th
3 May @ 19:00 - 21:00
UCC TO HOST INFORMATION AND CONVERSATION EVENING ON PROPOSED REPEAL OF THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT.
UCC Staff Together for Yes in collaboration with UCC Students’ Union and Cork Together for Yes have organized an information and conversation evening at UCC to discuss the issues surrounding repealing the 8th amendment.
The event, which will be chaired by journalist Alison O’Connor, will look at the implications of repealing the 8th Amendment from both a legal and medical standpoint and will provide attendees with informed information from recognised experts.
For those who are undecided on how to vote the event will also provide the opportunity to have conversations around the relevant issues.
Speakers include Senator Colette Kelleher, Professor Louise Kenny, Dr Louise Crowley from the UCC School of Law and Annie Roche from the group Terminations for Medical Reasons, Ireland.
Alison O’Connor is a columnist with The Irish Examiner. Her work as a journalist and broadcaster involves regular commentary on current affairs on radio and television, as well as guest presenting the Tonight with Vincent Browne programme on TV3.
Colette Kelleher is an Irish Independent politician who has served as a Senator since May 2016, upon being Nominated by the Taoiseach. She previously served as the CEO of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland. She holds an MBA and she led the Cork Simon Community for eight years before moving to the COPE Foundation. She is a member of The Civil Engagement group in the 25th Seanad.
Professor Louise Kenny is a Professor of Obstetrics and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. She is currently the Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool.
Dr Louise Crowley is solicitor and Senior Lecturer and Vice Dean (Student Affairs) at the School of Law, UCC.
Annie Roche: Annie is a member of the group TFMR (Ireland) a group which supports women following diagnosis of severe and fatal foetal anomaly, which helps destigmatise termination of pregnancy and campaigns for legal change.
The event will take place at G.01, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, College Road, Cork from 7pm-9pm on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018.