Fianna Fáil Donegal CDC are hosting a public event featuring campaigners from the 'No' side of the referendum debate this Monday.

Pro-life speakers advocating for the 8th amendment to be retained will feature at an information evening and Q&A session in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny on Monday 14th of May at 8pm.

The event has been organised by Fianna Fáil Dáil Cheanntair Officers and will be open to all in the general public.

Fianna Fáil members calling for a No vote on May 25th, including Donegal TDs Charlie McConalogue and Pat the Cope Gallagher

Guest speakers, who are advocating a No vote in the upcoming referendum, include journalist John Waters, Psychiatrist Professor Patricia Casey and Mr and Mrs McBreen, parents of baby Grace. The meeting will be independently chaired.

The organisers of the event wish to stress that the meeting is open to all in the community and wider public; the information evening is planned to potentially assist those who yet have not made up their minds or for those who want further information before they decide how to vote on referendum day.

Chairperson Brendan Byrne stated, “We wish to provide an event within the county which provides the information concerning the present law surrounding the 8th amendment, the medical background to present situation and the impact the proposed changes are going to have should they be voted through by the electorate.

“The information will be provided from a pro-life perspective but the individuals present can use the information and debate on the night to better inform the ultimate decision they make in the ballot box on the 25th of May,” Mr Byrne said.

Secretary Fionan Bradley stated, “We have organised an excellent panel of speakers who will provide the necessary information from a pro-life position, an opportunity to question the panel from the audience is also part of the information event.

“I would advocate for as many as possible to attend this event in order to inform themselves of the consequences of the forthcoming decision and hear first-hand the information concerning this referendum from a pro-life perspective.”