Repeal the 8th groups refuse to reveal spend on referendum to RTE/Primetime

It has been reported by RTE / Primetime that two of the three leading pro-repeal campaign groups are refusing to say how much they will spend during the abortion referendum. In contrast, all of the main groups campaigning for a NO vote had answered in full. Pro-choice groups say they will spend more than €500,000. … Continue reading Repeal the 8th groups refuse to reveal spend on referendum to RTE/Primetime

Soros / Open Society Foundations makes massive donation to ICCL

It has reported that Open Society Foundations (OSF) has made a very substantial donation to the ICCL which is a lead campaigner for repeal of the 8th Amendment. We understand that the ICCL was the subject of several complaints to the Standards in Public Office Commission. OSF was founded by billionaire businessman George Soros, who with … Continue reading Soros / Open Society Foundations makes massive donation to ICCL

Is Criminal Funding Endemic to Repeal The 8th/ Together 4 Yes Campaign?   

Many were not surprised by the recent rebranding  of the repeal the 8th lobby as the vaguely titled 'Together for Yes Campaign' given the somewhat negative associations of the former. What was surprising though is the fact that it failed to jettison some of its former member organisations that are now the subject of criminal … Continue reading Is Criminal Funding Endemic to Repeal The 8th/ Together 4 Yes Campaign?   

Amnesty must return money to Soros or face prosecution says SIPO

Summary re Amnesty prosecution for accepting funds for political campaigning in Ireland contract to Electoral Act 1997. The Standards in Public Office commission (SIPO) has (13/12/2017) instructed Amnesty International to return a €137,000 donation from the Soros-funded Open Society Foundation. Amnesty International Ireland is being threatened with criminal charges after SIPO found it illegally sought … Continue reading Amnesty must return money to Soros or face prosecution says SIPO

US Center for Reproductive Rights raises US money to Repeal 8th Amendment and employs Irish lobbyists to lobby members of the Oireachtas

The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) having an address at 199 Water Street, New York, NY 10038, USA is raising money in the United States to Repeal 8th Amendment. Further it employs Irish lobbyists DHR Communications Limited an Irish registered company having a registered office at 2 Drumartin Road, Goatstown, Dublin 14 to lobby members of the Oireachtas … Continue reading US Center for Reproductive Rights raises US money to Repeal 8th Amendment and employs Irish lobbyists to lobby members of the Oireachtas

Irish Family Planning Association receives foreign funding

It is well known that the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA), a political group, supports and campaigns for the removal of the 8th Amendment, which is a political campaign. What is perhaps less known is that the IFPA receives a substantial amount of funds from the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). The relationship between the … Continue reading Irish Family Planning Association receives foreign funding