News » Event Report: Fifth annual Ceiliúradh Cois Life, Pro Life Dinner

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Event Report: Fifth annual Ceiliúradh Cois Life, Pro Life Dinner

The annual dinner, called the Ceiliúradh Cois Life, raises funds for the Pro Life Campaign’s work in education and this year’s focus was on pro-life outreach to students in third level education. The 2019 Dinner supported the new European initiative of ‘Students for Life’ that will create a Pan-European summit for pro-life students across Europe. 

Taking place on the 22nd of June 2019, this gathering was the fifth such event since its inauguration by Senator Rónán Mullen and the Pro Life Campaign in 2015. Senator Mullen warmly congratulated all candidates in the recent local and European elections who publicly took a strong stand in defence of unborn children. He said the results proved that pro-life candidates can succeed and paved the way for the election of many more in the future. He said the immediate future for pro-life volunteers will involve engagement at a political level on protecting freedom of conscience for medical personnel and in ensuring positive alternatives to abortion become much more visible. He included the work done at European level with through the Parliamentary Assembly for the Council of Europe regarding conscience issues as well as palliative care together with European partners. 

Eilís Mulroy of the Pro Life Campaign thanked all the supporters, donors, Sallux and volunteers of the Pro Life Campaign for their commitment and commented that the huge turnout for the dinner is further proof that the pro-life movement is resilient and re-energised following last year’s abortion referendum. She said particular encouragement should be taken from the very noticeable high numbers of young people who attended.

More details about the event can be found on the webpage of the Pro Life Campaign.