Béarla arís. GML. Gá leis scaití. GRMA, Michael Collins as an inspioráid.
The fact that many of the women you’re being asked to vote for so they can have their rights are at this moment in exile and deprived of a vote shouldn’t put you off! Sure amn’t I one of them.
They can exile us. They locked us up in Magdalenes. They stole our democracy and replaced it with a theocracy. They stole our babies and sold them.
They rule our schools and call us monsters and murderers and threaten us with 14 years for daring to think we have rights. They have murdered us as small children in Tuam and with ignorance in our laws still.
But, but we have a weapon more powerful than any in the whole arsenal of their Vatican Empire in its unholy marriage with our government and law — and that weapon is our refusal, our refusal to bow to any order but our own, any institution but our own.
Our friends in Iona, Youth Defense, and American fundamentalist misogynistic churches would like to shut me up.
Oh yes, shut me up again, humiliate me, who knows? And I’d like you to send them a message. If they shut me up, who’ll vote Yes for me and for all women?
Abair: I will!
Who’s going to vote Yes?
Abair: I will!
I can’t hear you. Who’ll vote for women?! Will they shut you up?!!
Aisghair an t-ochtú. Roghnaigh saoirse, cearta, meas do na mná.
Maith sibh na laochra sa bhaile. Neart agaibh ann.
Coinnigí oraibh ar son na tíre. TÁ muid libh.