The narrative around the abortion referendum was one where the overwhelming Yes vote was framed as a “rebuke to Catholic Conservatism”, to quote the blazing New York Times headline. Indeed, journalist Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura referenced the Catholic Church on 16 separate occasions in her New York Times report on the referendum result.
Irish newspapers also bought into that storyline of a closed, conservative Catholic country which has now become one of Europe’s most liberal,...
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