Norma Costello

reproductive rights

On Board the Controversial Bus Giving Out Illegal Abortion Pills in Northern Ireland

Northern Irish pro-choice activists are mobilizing in the wake of Ireland's decision to repeal the Eighth Amendment. We join protesters handing out abortion pills in one of the most anti-choice nations in Europe.
Norma Costello
6.4.18
News

We Asked Syrians What They Think of the EU's New Plan for Refugees

On Monday, boats full of refugees were sent back to Turkey from Greece.
Norma Costello
4.5.16
News

Meet the Women Forced to Perform DIY Medical Abortions in Ireland

​'I felt like a creature the state didn't recognize as human.'
Norma Costello
1.8.16
News

Syrians Explain How They Feel About the West Bombing Their Country

"I don't want to see any more killing. I don't want to see blood. I don't want people to die because of airstrikes or weapons of bombs. Death is everywhere in Syria. I just want this war to end."
Norma Costello
12.4.15
Culture

What It's Like to Become a Famous Stock Image Without Being Able to Stop It

After signing a waiver without realizing the implications, tattooed model Baz Black has found himself becoming famous in the weirdest way possible.
Norma Costello
11.11.15
News

The Irish Battle Over Gay Marriage Has Gotten Ugly

The Irish LGBT community is caught in the middle of a heated battle between the country's liberals and conservatives, and some are feeling exposed and isolated.
Norma Costello
5.19.15
News

Ireland Is Trying to Crack Down on the Parents Who Make Their Autistic Children Drink Bleach

Fans of "Miracle Mineral Supplement" claim that it can cure everything from malaria to autism, but the substance could seriously harm the kids who are drinking it.
Norma Costello
5.18.15
News

Angry Polish Ultra-Nationalists Held Some Strange Meetings in Ireland

They got heckled by anti-fascists and talked about how Ireland has been infiltrated by "agents of Putin."
Norma Costello
4.16.15
News

Ireland's Biggest Squat Is on the Verge of Eviction

A vacant Dublin building that's home to 30 people has become a symbol of the city's gentrification battle.
Norma Costello
4.7.15
News

Is Ireland's New Left-Wing Alliance Actually Going to Change Anything?

Community activists are worried that playing politics will detract from the grassroots anti-austerity movement.
Norma Costello
3.24.15
Stuff

Author Brooke Magnanti Is Suing Her Ex for Saying That She Was Never a Prostitute

It must be the first time somebody has sued over claims that she never performed sex acts for money.
Norma Costello
3.13.15
News

A Giant Booze Company Is Telling Ireland to Drink Less

I can't help feeling that the Stop Out-of-Control Drinking campaign is a little misguided.
Norma Costello
2.27.15
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