‘Abortion is not a divisive issue. And we need to stop treating it in Ireland as if it is’

In a revealing interview, Colm O’Gorman talks about his past, his politics, his passions as he hits back at his critics

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
30th April, 2017
Colm O’Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International Ireland Picture: Fergal Phillips

Ireland is a small, often claustrophobic country, a warren of narrow streets and slow currents. And in Ireland, it can often seem like no matter how far you travel or how old you get, you end up turning a corner running into an echo of your younger self.

In January 1984, Colm O’Gorman plucked up his courage, packed his bags, and left his home in Wexford and moved to Dublin. He was 17.

His parents’...

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