Pro-choice supporters were heckled by a pro-life campaigner at a meeting in Cork city last night.

United Left Alliance TD Clare Daly was among three speakers attending the meeting at the Gresham Metropole Hotel. The other speakers were Dr Mary Favier, Doctors for Choice, and Dr Claire Murray from UCC’s law department.
One man had to be removed after he insulted the platform party at the “It’s My Choice” meeting.

One pro-choice activist had holy water thrown over her at the end of the meeting.

Earlier in the evening, pro-choice campaigners were heckled by pro-life supporters as the pro-choice campaigners lobbied councillors going into a city council meeting in City Hall.

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Over 200 people came together to start building a new campaign for abortion rights in Ireland. Working groups were created for topics such as lobbying, media and fundraising. The structure and aims of the campaign were also discussed.

Aoife Dermody, one of the meeting organisers. It was clear we have the knowledge and experience, and more importantly the compassion and energy we need. We are prepared to take action to make this change a reality.” Anyone wishing to get involved can email

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All those who are interested in ensuring that what happened to Savita Halappanavar never happens again to another woman in Ireland, in ensuring that women's rights to life, health and self-determination are respected on this island, are invited to a national open meeting to launch a national pro-choice campaign on December 8th, to be held in Dublin city centre. 

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