A huge anti-abortion demonstration drew protestors from across the island to the Belfast’s Custom House Square on Saturday.
Called the Rally for Life, the organisers said it was the biggest such rally ever in the city, with an estimated attendance of 8,000.
The demonstration focussed heavily on unborn children with severe disabilities, and among those speaking at the rally were some whose children had life-limiting disorders.
They told the crowd on Saturday that better support for families was needed, not abortion.
Dana Rosemary Scallon, an ex-MEP in the Republic, said that it was “a celebration of life, and we want to protect life at all its stages”.