Tag: Courtney Robinson

l-r:  James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), Erin Quinn (Saoirse Jackson), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Clare Devlin (NIcola Coughlan),

Derry Girls: Laughter and tears of working-class life during Troubles

It’s fair to say that the Channel 4 hit Derry Girls, which was commissioned for a second series after its first episode, had us all in laughter and tears by the end of it. The series is set in Derry, a “troubled little corner of the world” as Erin puts it, with the backdrop of the Troubles. It follows a group of teenage girls and a “wee English fella” as they grapple with teenage angst and all the fun that comes along with it in the context of sectarian conflict and steeped in nineties nostalgia.

Jobstown trial exposes role of the state

Jobstown trial exposes role of the state

At the end of April, the biggest political trial in Ireland for a generation began with seven activists facing charges of false imprisonment for taking part in a sit-down protest and slow march. Should there be a guilty verdict, the defendants face a maximum sentence of ten years and it will set a dangerous precedent for the future of protest and social movements.

Abortion Pill Drone Protest Exposes State Hypocrisy

By Courtney Robinson Stormont are notorious for never reaching an agreement on anything (except, perhaps, austerity). In the midst of the sectarian bickering, there is an issue where the main parties share common ground. The issue in question is abortion rights. Not one of the five main parties supports free, […]

Fight4Equality Calls for Action to Make Abortion Laws “Unenforceable”

Fight4Equality Calls for Action to Make Abortion Laws “Unenforceable”

Campaign group Fight4Equality has described the prosecution of a young women for accessing abortion pills as “ludicrous” and said that a movement must be built to “render anti-choice laws unenforceable and put the political establishment under huge pressure”, pointing to the abortion pill train action which openly defied the law. […]