In the Media

Kerry for Choice

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Here is a selection of the local, national and international coverage Kerry for Choice has received.

May 2021

Call to remove three-day waiting period for abortion

June 2019

‘Boats and planes have been replaced by buses and trains as barriers’

Over 50 Women With Kerry Addresses Travelled To Britain For Abortions Last Year

52 women from Kerry accessed abortion care in the UK in 2018

February 2019

Kerry for Choice calls on Minister Simon Harris to enhance abortion services in rural areas

Letter to minister outlines care barriers

January 2019

Group will work to remove barriers to abortion

December 2018

Listen back to our spokesperson Paula Dennan discussing why conscientious objection cannot become a barrier to people accessing the abortion care they need. – Freedom of Conscience and Implementing Abortion Legislation

October 2018

‘No one should be refused the care they need’

September 2018

Kerry for Choice calls on the Government to ensure abortion services are provided locally

Kerry for Choice welcomes decision not to hear challenge to abortion referendum

June 2018

There can be no roll-back on promises

Statistics Show 50 Kerry Women Travelled To England and Wales For Abortions in 2017

May 2018

Listen back to our convener Paula Dennan speak to Radio Kerry about the referendum result and why Kerry said Yes. – Podcast – Reaction to referendum result

Kerry Together for Yes say women’s healthcare was a huge factor in the yes vote

Kerry Together for Yes says referendum result gives elected representatives mandate to support legislation

Yes and No groups react to poll result 

Reaction to Repeal: Kerry votes to repeal the Eighth Amendment

Listen back to our spokesperson Paul Bowler on the Kerry Today debate about the Eighth Amendment. – DEBATE: Referendum on the Eighth Amendment

Together for Yes campaign releases new figures

A taste of life on the rocky road to the referendum

Kerry Together for Yes say that people should vote in accordance to their conscience in upcoming referendum

April 2018

‘Together for Yes’ campaign launched in Killarney

Kerry for Choice joins ‘Together for Yes’ campaign

February 2018

Abortion debate on the agenda in Kerry

January 2018

Kerry for Choice welcomes 8th Amendment referendum

Listen back to our Convener, Paula Dennan, discussing the statements in the Dáil and Seanad about the Joint Oireachtas Committee report on the Eighth Amendment – Dáil debate on repealing the 8th Amendment – January 18th, 2018

Kerry pro-choice spokesperson believes people will support abortion up to 12 weeks

October 2017

Kerry for Choice holding candlelit vigil in Tralee in memory of Savita Halappanavar

Our attendance at the 6th Annual March for Choice received local radio and online coverage.

Kerry for Choice joins in march

Kerry for Choice says being pro-choice is the middle ground

August 2017

Our Abortion Rights Roadshow Day of Action received local radio and online coverage.

Kerry for Choice hosting abortion rights roadshow in Tralee and Killarney today

June 2017

Our response to the UK Department of Health statistics on abortions carried out in 2016 received local online coverage.

Nearly 50 Women Gave Kerry Address When Seeking Abortion Services In UK Last Year

‘We’ve said never again one too many times’

April 2017

Our response to the Citizens’ Assembly recommendations received local online coverage.

‘Kerry for Choice’ Calls On Government To Set A Date For Referendum

March 2017

Our Strike for Repeal action received local radio and online coverage.

Kerry For Choice Holds ‘Strike 4 Repeal’ In The Square

Kerry for Choice collects over 100 signatures at Tralee Strike 4 Repeal

Kerry for Choice calls for Strike for Repeal

November 2016

Our Repeal Pumpkins action appeared in local and national online press.

Meanwhile, In Kerry

Repeal The 8th Campaigners Light Up Courthouse Steps

September 2016

At the 5th Annual March for Choice our Convener, Paula Dennan, spoke with Reuters about why we marched in solidarity with the 56 women who travelled from Kerry to access abortion services in England and Wales in 2015. The story was picked up by other international publications.

Thousands march in Dublin, abroad for Irish abortion rights


Keep your rosaries off my ovaries! Thousands march through Dublin in protest at Ireland’s abortion ban

April 2016

Our Convener, Paula Dennan, appeared on Radio Kerry to discuss the launch of our campaign.

Kerry for Choice launch long term campaign for 8th Amendment referendum