"Get Your Rosaries off Our Ovaries': Protesters Gather at the Dail to Oppose National Maternity Hospital

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May 3, 2017

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]








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