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 Ireland’s Shocking Hypocrisy on Whistleblowing

While it is clear to many that Amnesty International Ireland has completely lost its way, becoming little more than a puppet organisation of foreign donors, its hypocrisy with respect to those willing to expose criminal activity, lies exposed. Many will be aware of the Amnesty International campaign for the release of Chelsea Manning for the … Continue reading Amnesty Ireland’s Shocking Hypocrisy on Whistleblowing

FOI documents re SIPO warning of Abortion Rights Campaign – refund money to Soros or face prosecution

Here is a link to the correspondence between the Irish Standards in Public Office Commission and the Irish Abortion Rights Campaign regarding the funding from Open Society Foundations obtained under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 showing the flow of correspondence between the State watchdog charged with dealing with illegal campaign funding and the Abortion Rights Campaign. From … Continue reading FOI documents re SIPO warning of Abortion Rights Campaign – refund money to Soros or face prosecution

Repeal the 8th lobby groups de-register from SIPO

It is interesting that the main three repeal the 8th lobby pro-choice groups, Amnesty International Ireland, The Irish Council for Civil Liberties and the Abortion Rights Campaign have according to records of the Standards in Public Office (SIPO) de-registered from SIPO. Who is obliged to register? The Explanatory Note from SIPO setting out which organisations referred … Continue reading Repeal the 8th lobby groups de-register from SIPO

Leading repeal the 8th campaigners Amnesty Ireland does not consider itself engaging in work for “political purposes”

Amnesty International Ireland despite engaging in political campaigning has received funds of $150,000 from the US based Soros/Open Society Foundation as part of Soros/Open Society Foundation Plan to repeal the 8th Amendment and create a liberal abortion regime in Ireland. These funds were revealed by DC Leaks. The group received the grant in January 2016 … Continue reading Leading repeal the 8th campaigners Amnesty Ireland does not consider itself engaging in work for “political purposes”

RTE Report: Abortion Rights Campaign returns grant to US-based foundation after SIPO warning

Leading pro-choice repeal the 8th group, the Irish Abortion Rights Campaign has confirmed it has returned a grant it received from the US-based Open Society Foundations led by the billionaire George Soros, following communications from the Standards In Public Office Commission (SIPO). The Abortion Rights Campaign only did so after the Standards In Public Office … Continue reading RTE Report: Abortion Rights Campaign returns grant to US-based foundation after SIPO warning