Protests following the withdrawal from distribution of an issue of The Guardian newspaper containing a full-page advertisement for abortion services in Britain.
Outside Eason's bookshop on Dublin's O'Connell Street, members of the Repeal the 8th Referendum Campaign displayed copies of the edition of The Guardian newspaper from Thursday 21 May 1992. This edition of the paper contained an advertisement for the Marie Stopes clinic, providing information on abortion services available in Britain. The paper was pulled from sale in shops in the Republic of Ireland.
They'd been withheld from circulation because of a full page advertisement containing abortion information.
On the night of the 22 May, a member of the campaign Rachel Millote attempted to collect twenty copies of the newspaper when they arrived at Connolly Station from Belfast. However, the papers were seized by customs.
A spokesman for the Revenue Commissioners denied that the newspapers had been seized at all, rather saying that the newspapers were detained because they were a commercial importation requiring the necessary documentation. Once it was established that the items were for personal rather than commercial use, they were released.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 23 May 1992. The reporter is Kathleen O'Meara.