Tuesday 25 September 2018

In memory of poet Patrick Kavanagh's witty wife

Cartoonist: Jim Cogan
Cartoonist: Jim Cogan
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Although I favour Repeal of the Eighth, I have always avoided writing about abortion for two reasons.

First, I believe that only women can decide that fraught moral calculus. Second, I find men who obsess about women's wombs frankly creepy.

Accordingly, I will confine myself to an issue thrown up by both the abortion debate and Northern Ireland - the importance of historical memory - and finish with my own historical memory of Patrick Kavanagh's wife, Katherine Moloney.

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