Rally for Life 2023 Speakers

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July, 01, 2023


Next Date 6 July 2024

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Main Speakers at the 2023 Rally


The 17th All Ireland Rally for Life took place on Saturday, 1st July in Dublin City Centre!

Conor O'Dowd

Conor is a college student and chef. As a man with Down Syndrome, he has been outspoken in defence of unborn babies diagnosed with the same disability in Ireland, who are at a significantly increased risk of being aborted due to having Down Syndrome. In December 2022 he wrote a letter to the master of the Rotunda - Dr Fergal Malone - urging him to “save babies”, as Malone admitted to a 95% abortion rate for babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

Senator Sharon Keogan

Senator Keogan made history in the local election in 2019 by becoming the first woman to win 2 municipal area seats in the same County. A formidable businesswoman and politician who is straight-talking and effective at delivering for the needs of her constituencies - people matter most. She has stood up for the right to life of the unborn within the Seanad, and is a passionate advocate for the re-establishment of the unborn as human persons, worthy of respect.

Mattie McGrath, Independent TD

Mattie McGrath is a long standing independent pro-life TD for the Tipperary constituency. Mattie has been consistently calling out the establishment in regards to their treatment of both the unborn and those who defend their right to life.

Niamh Uí Bhriain

Niamh is one of Ireland's best known pro-life commentators and leaders, who has appeared on major national and international news and current affairs programmes, and written extensively on pro-life issues in the national media.

Vicky Wall

Vicky Wall from the organisation, Every Life Counts, on helping cherishing all our babies

Peadar Tóibín

Peadar Tóibín from Aontú on defending life in the public square


Dr Trevor Hayes

OBGYN Dr. Trevor Hayes why Doctors for Life will not perform abortions




Isabel Vaughan-Spruce

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce was arrested at Christmas for silently praying at an abortion centre in Birmingham. The arrest made national news and the video of same went viral. She has now been formally acquitted, and her courage is an inspiration to all those concerned with protecting Life, free speech and civil rights. Isabel is co-director of March for Life UK which she runs with her friends, Ben and Sarah Thatcher. She is also campaign director of 40 Days for Life in Birmingham.

Bernadette Smyth

Bernie Smyth from Precious Life on continuing to fight for life against massive odds

At a Glance

Rally for Life

July, 01, 2023

July 2023

Next Date 6 July 2024

Speakers at the Rally

Main Speakers at the 2023 Rally