Amnesty Gives Controversial Repeal Mural New Home

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Amnesty Gives Controversial Repeal Mural New Home


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The controversial ‘Repeal the 8th’ mural has been given a new home by Amnesty International Ireland.

Earlier this week, the Charities Regulator ordered the artwork to be removed from the outside wall of the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar.

The centre, which is a registered charity, was told it could have its funding pulled if it didn't taken down the work - considered “political activity”.

Now, the mural has been placed on the side of Seán MacBride House on Fleet Street, on the offices of the headquarters of Amnesty International Ireland.

Amnesty International Ireland’s Executive Director, Colm O’Gorman, said "no matter how hard the other side try to paint over the issue, the Eighth Amendment causes women immense harm and suffering."

"This mural is a testament to the unwavering spirit of those who have campaigned for 35 years for its repeal. We hope that after 25 May, ‘Repeal the 8th’ need no longer be the rallying cry for those concerned for women’s dignity and equality".

Speaking about the new version of the mural, Cian O’Brien, Artistic Director of Project Arts Centre said he is "delighted" the mural will "have a life beyond its short one on the wall of Project Arts Centre".


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