Tens of thousands marched on Dáil Éireann on the 24th of September in support of a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment representing a wide spectrum of our society. The HAI were represented in the march by a contingent of members, carrying HAI placards and a banner. It was a day of great energy and enthusiasm for change in favour of equality and freedom. The atmosphere was hopeful, friendly and exuberant with song and optimism.
On a day which rained consistently, and boasted a bus strike, the record numbers of people turning out both for the March as a whole, and those marching for the Humanist Association of Ireland, literally demonstrated the desire for progress.