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Regular readers may remember that this time last year CM popped on her clogs (why is it that rural dwelling mice always seem to favour clogs? ) and joined Mary, our step-mama, and me in the Fire Restaurant, Dublin for the fifth annual Mothers and Daughters’ Lunch hosted by the Immigrant Council of Ireland. Well, such a good time was had for such a great cause (to raise awareness of and help eliminate trafficking and exploitation) that we did it all again last Friday.
As well as supporting the very important Immigrant Council, the lunch is a lovely opportunity to get the glad rags on. And that’s just what we did!
While the bubbles were popped, gorgeous food devoured, lively conversation flowed and ensembles were admired, the main issue of the day was that of the appalling crime of trafficking into prostitution (which is the most common form of trafficking in Europe.)
Punctuating the lunch were speeches from founder of the Council, the inimitable Sr. Stan, trial blazer and Chief Executive Denise Charlton and keynote speaker Acting Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan which caused the willful putting down of forks and glasses and brief hiatuses to the chatting. There is nothing more important than spreading awareness of heinous breaches to human rights.
The second issue of the afternoon was of course mother/daughter bonding and as far as we could tell, there seemed to be only affirmative feeling among the generations of women attending!
While the festivities were winding down CM and I traipsed off to the launch party for the new Irish Gosh Cosmetics website (www.gosh.ie) in Lillies Bordello afterwards… but that’s another story.
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