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"Ahead of International Women’s Day, the Council welcomes the Strike4Repeal initiative as a reminder of the stark reality of women’s inability to access abortion in Ireland.

We note the support given by the Council to the repeal of the 8th amendment in September 2015, as follows: That Dublin City Council,

– Noting the welcome passing of the marriage equality referendum by a wide margin reflecting a qualitative shift in public opinion in favour of progressive social change particularly among the youth and working class communities where the highest 'Yes' votes were recorded and;

– Further noting recent reports from Amnesty International and the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights critiquing Ireland's highly restrictive abortion laws, Calls on the government to hold a referendum to repeal the eighth amendment of the Constitution.

The Council calls on Dublin City Council management, as a major employer in Dublin City, to ensure any workers who wish to participate in the strike by taking an annual day of leave are facilitated to do so, and that any workplace events in support of the strike be given the support of management.”

This was Emergency Motion 1.

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