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PIC: The Irish Examiner Had A Powerful Full Page In Its Edition Today

By Darragh Berry

December 14, 2018 at 5:21pm


On Friday, RTÉ is hosting a very special election roll back to document the 1918 General Election.

It's been 100 years since the country went to the polls in an election that saw women over 30 being allowed to vote for the first time.

The election is being recreated on the national broadcaster, giving a blow-by-blow analysis as if it was happening live.

Many publications have covered the remembrance of the significant election but the most powerful piece was in this morning's Irish Examiner.

It's something so simple but so powerful.

The full page, which is on a plain white background, shows a ballot box with the words, "From asking for it" followed by a picture of a pair of women's underwear which says above it, "To not asking for it."

This full page stems from a rape trial in Cork in November where a 27-year-old man was found not guilty of rape.

The case sparked controversy throughout the world after the girl's "thong with a lace front" was shown in court as evidence and suggested that she "was attracted to the defendant and was open to meeting someone and being with someone".

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