Thousands are expected at pro-life rally

Thousands are expected to attend the island’s biggest pro-life event of the year this weekend, with Dublin hosting the All Ireland Rally for Life.

Now in its ninth year the rally is alternately hosted between Dublin and Belfast, and the Dublin event in 2013 saw an estimated 60,000 people march through the capital’s main streets. Organisers say this is a “crucial” time to “join together to send a powerful message – leave our constitutional protection of unborn babies alone”.

The rally will assemble at Parnell Square in Dublin on Saturday, July 4 at 2pm. To book a seat on a rally bus, contact 01-8730463 (ROI) or 028-90278484 (NI).