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The Human Dignity Alliance (Irish: Comhaontas Dhínit an Duine) is a minor political party in Ireland. It was officially founded on 29 June 2018 by Senator Rónán Mullen.[2]

Human Dignity Alliance

Comhaontas Dhínit an Duine
ChairpersonRónán Mullen
Founded29 June 2018 (2018-06-29)
HeadquartersGlasnevin, Dublin
IdeologyAnti-abortion
Conservatism
Social conservatism
Christian right
Political positionRight-wing
European affiliationEuropean Christian Political Movement[1]
Seanad Éireann
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Website
hdalliance.ie

BackgroundEdit

Rónán Mullen, the party's founder, has served as an independent senator for the National University of Ireland constituency since 2007. In 2014 he contested the European Parliament election unsuccessfully in the Midlands-North-West constituency. Mullen was prominent in campaigns opposing same-sex marriage in 2015 and abortion in 2018 respectively.[3][4] He is a member of the European Christian Political Movement.[5]

FoundationEdit

The Human Dignity Alliance was borne out of a political grouping within Leinster House that met annually. The party is registered to contest European and Oireachtas elections.[6] Mullen predicted the party would be a "slow burner" and see growth over time.[2] Independent TD Mattie McGrath ruled out joining the Human Dignity Alliance, instead opting for forming his own party alongside fellow independent TD Michael Collins.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our members and associates". European Christian Political Movement.
  2. ^ a b Coyle, Colin (1 July 2018). "Mullen founds new pro-life 'dignity' party". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Head to head: Rónán Mullen argues against same-sex marriage". The Irish Times. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Senator accused of 'further stigmatising' those with mental health issues". The Irish Times. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  5. ^ "List of registered European Political Parties". www.appf.europa.eu. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Issue 52" (PDF). Iris Oifigiúil. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Mattie McGrath not to join Human Dignity Alliance political party". The Irish Times. Retrieved 3 July 2018.