Thousands attend Dublin vigil


Thousands of people took part in a 'Unite for Life' vigil organised by the Pro Life Campaign (PLC); Youth Defence; the Life Institute; and Family and Life in Dublin's Merrion Square this evening. 

Gardaí put the numbers in attendance at over 25,000. Organisers say it was over 30,000.

Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute told the crowd their voice would not be silenced or ignored.

"And we are here today - and you have come not in your thousands, but in your tens of thousands, from the rebel homes of Kerry to the hills of Donegal, from every county and every part of Ireland and in the rain and snow and bitter cold - to tell Fine Gael that we are the pro-life majority, and that we will not accept abortion, not now, not ever, not in our country and not in our name."

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