US pro-life group criticises Irish Consulate in New York for 'snub'
A pro-life group has criticised the Irish Consulate in New York for refusing it permission to hold an event at its headquarters.
The group, which is made up of members of the Irish diaspora, says the event was organised to showcase the heritage of those involved in the pro-life movement in the US over the years.
Founder Aidan Byrne said he was not surprised by the decision and criticised what he described as the "ideological left" of the Irish Government.
"Today, it seems that recognising, promoting and celebrating pro-life values is anathema to the Irish Consulate in New York, which is now a taxpayer-funded, pro-abortion, increasingly secular PC outpost of the Irish Government that snubs the Irish diaspora's and Ireland's traditional values and Christian faith."
The group said it was told by the Consulate it could not hold political events.
The Department of Foreign Affairs was contacted for comment but none was forthcoming at the time of going to print.