- 02 May 17
A small group gathered outside the Dail this afternoon to oppose the decision to allow ownership of the €300m taxpayer-funded National Maternity Hospital to be given to The Religious Sisters of Charity.
People Before Profit TD Brid Smith curated the protest, which saw speeches given by a spokesperson from AIMS Ireland (Association for the Improvement of Maternity Services in Ireland), a former resident in the Magdelene Laundries, a spokesperson from the Coalition of the Repeal the 8th Amendment, and People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd-Barrett.
Impassioned speeches and chants at the gates of Leinster House set the tone for a larger National Maternity Hospital protest, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday 2.30pm.
Watch all the speeches from the protests here: