WATCH: 'Campaign uncovered new generation of Irish people prepared to fight for unborn' - Katie Ascough
The pro-life movement is "more important than ever" and will not be discouraged by the landslide vote to repeal the Eight Amendment, campaigner Katie Ascough has said.
Ms Ascough, who emerged during the campaign as one of the youngest high-profile No campaigners, has said there is "plenty of reason for hope" for those those who called for a No vote.
Speaking in the RDS, Ms Ascough said the pro-life side has changed for the better.
She said: "To everyone who voted no there is plenty of reason for hope.
"This campaign has uncovered a dynamic grassroots and a new generation of Irish people prepared to stand up and fight for the right to life," she said.
"Today's vote is only the beginning of a movement - a movement based in deep and genuine love and support for women and their unborn children. A movement that is passionate about positive change in Ireland, that is committed to providing better supports for women while respecting an unborn child's right to life."
She continued to thank those who campaigned.
"We are immensely proud and grateful to all our volunteers throughout the country who have worked tirelessly over recent months, some who have been canvassing for years.
"Not even today's result could discourage us from continuing with this cause, which is now more important than ever," she declared.