To mark Irish AIDS Day 2018, HIV Ireland hosted our inaugural Red Ball raising awareness and much needed funds to support people affected by HIV and AIDS in Ireland.

Addressing the inaugural Red Ball, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. said it is now time to end the stigma for people living with HIV in Ireland.

Taoiseach’s speech can be viewed here and a transcript can be found here:

Bernard Condon, HIV Ireland Chairperson address can be viewed here

We would like to thank our Sponsors, Supporters and HIV Ireland Community. We would also like to thank Diageo Ireland and The Guinness Storehouse for their support and help in making this event a huge success.

Miriam O’Callaghan opened the Red Ball and MC’d, Baz Ashmazy MC’d the auction and raffle, music provided by Camille O’Sullivan and Tonie Walsh.

We would also like to thank everyone who attended the event.

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