The Eighth 00: Introducing The Eighth

Introducing The Eighth, a podcast documenting the upcoming referendum to repeal the 8th in Ireland. This episode, a prequel to the series, outlines the host, Ciara O’Connor’s background and the origin of the series – a safe space to ask honest, hard questions, to listen to people speak freely, honestly, and openly. Ciara talks about the kinds of struggles she has had as a pro choice person – and someone who has had to travel to the UK for an abortion – has had in the making of this series and in meeting and talking to people who are supportive of, or utterly opposed to her worldview.


Produced by Ciara O’Connor Walsh

Executive Producer: Alan Bennett, HeadStuff

Production assistance from Paddy Walsh and Brian from HeadStuff

Artwork: Eimear Gavin

Music: Ghosts I-IV, Nine Inch Nails