Pro-life campaigners demonstrate outside Dáil

Up to 1,000 pro-life campaigners have gathered outside the Dáil this evening calling on the Government not to legislate for the X case.

In 1992, the Supreme Court ruled that abortion should be allowed in Ireland in situations where the pregnant woman's life is at risk, including by suicide.

Pro-life campaigners claim that introducing such legislation would open the floodgates to abortion-on-demand.

As the protest continues, there is very heavy traffic in the area, with Kildare Street and Molesworth Street both closed.

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