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"There were so many special moments": This is the story of how Ireland voted Yes
# The Story Of Yes
# The Story Of Yes

"There were so many special moments": This is the story of how Ireland voted Yes

May 23rd 2016, 9:01 AM 10,657 Views 411 Comments

A documentary will air on RTÉ 2 tonight.

It's (finally) official: Marriage Equality is now enshrined in Irish law
# Result
# Result

It's (finally) official: Marriage Equality is now enshrined in Irish law

Aug 29th 2015, 8:30 PM 27,609 Views 190 Comments

President Higgins signed the Marriage Equality Bill into law this evening.

Hopes that Ireland's marriage equality vote would spread worldwide have suffered a setback
# Voted Down Under
# Voted Down Under

Hopes that Ireland's marriage equality vote would spread worldwide have suffered a setback

Aug 11th 2015, 6:41 PM 17,618 Views 26 Comments

Ireland’s referendum has been a feature of the Australian debate.

A Dublin artist said thanks for the Yes vote with 22 acts of kindness
# Love Is Love
From The Daily Edge
# Love Is Love

A Dublin artist said thanks for the Yes vote with 22 acts of kindness

Jul 21st 2015, 11:13 AM 3,276 Views 2 Comments

“Cheers lads”.

14 of the best reactions to the US marriage equality decision
# Love Wins
# Love Wins

14 of the best reactions to the US marriage equality decision

Jun 26th 2015, 7:01 PM 16,664 Views 41 Comments

Same-sex marriage is now legal across the whole of the US.

Has the Catholic Church backtracked on its concerns over their role in weddings?
# I Do (not Know)
# I Do (not Know)

Has the Catholic Church backtracked on its concerns over their role in weddings?

Jun 11th 2015, 11:44 AM 18,879 Views 70 Comments

Read and decide for yourself.

Did social media really turn 'No' votes to a 'Yes'?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Did social media really turn 'No' votes to a 'Yes'?

May 31st 2015, 6:30 PM 1,175 Views 82 Comments

Elections – like referendums – are determined by the undecided.

Ireland's Yes vote is already causing earthquakes in Europe's Catholic heart
# Snowball Effect
# Snowball Effect

Ireland's Yes vote is already causing earthquakes in Europe's Catholic heart

May 27th 2015, 12:00 PM 27,019 Views 84 Comments

Just over half of Italian voters would support same-sex marriage, but there’s not even civil unions yet.

Tears warning! There's a beautiful short film of the Yes vote results unfolding in Dublin
# Equality
From The Daily Edge
# Equality

Tears warning! There's a beautiful short film of the Yes vote results unfolding in Dublin

May 27th 2015, 10:12 AM 8,994 Views 3 Comments

A wonderful montage.

A Cork man thinks a meteor is coming to kill us all after the Yes vote
# Mar Ref
From The Daily Edge
# Mar Ref

A Cork man thinks a meteor is coming to kill us all after the Yes vote

May 26th 2015, 9:00 PM 6,349 Views 11 Comments

There’s an asteroid on the way.

Ireland's Yes vote has inspired Australia's opposition leader to tweet this
# Marriage Equality
From The Daily Edge
# Marriage Equality

Ireland's Yes vote has inspired Australia's opposition leader to tweet this

May 26th 2015, 9:16 AM 8,037 Views 0 Comments

Bill Shorten wants things to move quickly on marriage equality.

'The last bastion of discrimination': 26 counties down - 6 to go?
# Mar Ref
# Mar Ref

'The last bastion of discrimination': 26 counties down - 6 to go?

May 26th 2015, 6:01 AM 11,962 Views 73 Comments

Northern Ireland is the only region in western Europe where same-sex marriage is not permitted.

'Ireland is sending a real signal to other countries that change is possible'
# Marref
# Marref

'Ireland is sending a real signal to other countries that change is possible'

May 25th 2015, 6:04 AM 16,582 Views 54 Comments

Ireland has hit the headlines around the world after voting in favour of same-sex marriage.

All the colours of the rainbow: The day Ireland made history
# In Pics
# In Pics

All the colours of the rainbow: The day Ireland made history

May 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 58,442 Views 289 Comments

Ireland said yes!

AS IT HAPPENED: It's official - Ireland says YES to same-sex marriage
Live May 23rd 2015, 9:13 PM

AS IT HAPPENED: It's official - Ireland says YES to same-sex marriage

Des Bishop offered people lifts to vote and loads took him up on it
# Pure Sound
From The Daily Edge
# Pure Sound

Des Bishop offered people lifts to vote and loads took him up on it

May 22nd 2015, 8:30 PM 6,901 Views 0 Comments

Brilliant.

The adorable #DogsAtPollingStations hashtag put everyone in a good mood today
# Mar Ref
From The Daily Edge
# Mar Ref

The adorable #DogsAtPollingStations hashtag put everyone in a good mood today

May 22nd 2015, 7:45 PM 5,167 Views 0 Comments

Ah, bless.

Referendum Day: 4 stories of people who came #HomeToVote
# The Return
From The Daily Edge
# The Return

Referendum Day: 4 stories of people who came #HomeToVote

May 22nd 2015, 6:01 PM 4,547 Views 4 Comments

This was their journey.

This couple went straight from their wedding to the polling station today
# Just Married
From The Daily Edge
# Just Married

This couple went straight from their wedding to the polling station today

May 22nd 2015, 4:49 PM 5,630 Views 2 Comments

Going to the polling station, gonna cast vo-oh-oh-ote…

Saw a bible at your polling station? Here's why
# Explainer
# Explainer

Saw a bible at your polling station? Here's why

May 22nd 2015, 12:09 PM 41,064 Views 163 Comments

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

#VoteYes is the top worldwide trend on Twitter today
# Trending
From The Daily Edge
# Trending

#VoteYes is the top worldwide trend on Twitter today

May 22nd 2015, 10:39 AM 4,583 Views 5 Comments

It’s also trending in the US, UK and Australia.

No selfies or badges: What you need to know before you vote today
# Polls Are Open
# Polls Are Open

No selfies or badges: What you need to know before you vote today

May 22nd 2015, 6:32 AM 52,114 Views 144 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know.

8 questions we have for the man with the oven glove
# Back To The Kitchen
From The Daily Edge
# Back To The Kitchen

8 questions we have for the man with the oven glove

May 21st 2015, 5:56 PM 7,805 Views 10 Comments

Can we have it?

7 of the best places to party this Saturday when the results are in
# YES PARTY
From The Daily Edge
# YES PARTY

7 of the best places to party this Saturday when the results are in

May 21st 2015, 4:38 PM 7,529 Views 2 Comments

AND the Eurovision is on.

Hozier is flying back to Ireland to vote and his simple message has gone viral
# Mar Ref
From The Daily Edge
# Mar Ref

Hozier is flying back to Ireland to vote and his simple message has gone viral

May 21st 2015, 3:24 PM 13,252 Views 5 Comments

Welcome back, Hozier.

WATCH: The real lives affected by #MarRef - on both sides
# What It Really Means
# What It Really Means

WATCH: The real lives affected by #MarRef - on both sides

May 21st 2015, 7:30 AM 11,108 Views 125 Comments

These video interviews hear from LGBT people in both ‘No’ and ‘Yes’ camps, whose future we vote on tomorrow.

'The female side of marriage equality': the inside story of the Galway castle mural
# Interview
From The Daily Edge
# Interview

'The female side of marriage equality': the inside story of the Galway castle mural

May 19th 2015, 1:45 PM 2,975 Views 1 Comment

Artist Joe Caslin tells the story of how it all came about.

Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote
# Yes Or No
# Yes Or No

Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote

May 18th 2015, 3:30 PM 16,935 Views 293 Comments

How are other well-known Irish names voting in the referendum? We take a look.

Roscommon farmers sitting in a bath urging people to use their vote is oddly touching
# Jimmy And Jono
From The Daily Edge
# Jimmy And Jono

Roscommon farmers sitting in a bath urging people to use their vote is oddly touching

May 16th 2015, 9:56 AM 6,633 Views 3 Comments

Surelook.

Miriam Lord trended on Twitter after her 'divine' and touching Ursula Halligan article
# SSM
From The Daily Edge
# SSM

Miriam Lord trended on Twitter after her 'divine' and touching Ursula Halligan article

May 16th 2015, 9:19 AM 6,491 Views 0 Comments

“All things being equal, it’s not a lot to ask”.

Gardaí investigate alleged egging of girl (10) at No campaign canvassing event
# Navan
# Navan

Gardaí investigate alleged egging of girl (10) at No campaign canvassing event

May 13th 2015, 8:21 PM 34,068 Views 234 Comments

The incident is said to have occurred outside a shopping centre.

Here's how half-a-million Yes badges became the referendum's most coveted symbol
# Put A Pin In It
From The Daily Edge
# Put A Pin In It

Here's how half-a-million Yes badges became the referendum's most coveted symbol

May 13th 2015, 6:00 PM 10,548 Views 16 Comments

The little badge that could.

7 perfectly rational reactions to last night's Claire Byrne Live debate
# Deep Breaths
From The Daily Edge
# Deep Breaths

7 perfectly rational reactions to last night's Claire Byrne Live debate

May 12th 2015, 9:09 AM 6,259 Views 2 Comments

Deep breaths, everyone.

'Same-sex marriage referendum WON'T change adoption in Ireland'
# What You Need To Know
# What You Need To Know

'Same-sex marriage referendum WON'T change adoption in Ireland'

May 11th 2015, 10:00 PM 31,909 Views 331 Comments

No matter which way you vote, Special Rapporteur for Children, Geoffrey Shannon has said.

Robert Sheehan made a short video urging people to vote Yes and it's being shared wildly
# Love/Love
From The Daily Edge
# Love/Love

Robert Sheehan made a short video urging people to vote Yes and it's being shared wildly

May 8th 2015, 2:30 PM 4,371 Views 0 Comments

More Love/Love than Love/Hate here.

Shop sent hate mail over Yes to same-sex marriage poster
# Country Choice
# Country Choice

Shop sent hate mail over Yes to same-sex marriage poster

May 7th 2015, 6:06 PM 30,540 Views 127 Comments

There are now plans to put even more posters up.

The couple featured in the No posters are 'appalled' at their image being used
# Mar Ref
From The Daily Edge
# Mar Ref

The couple featured in the No posters are 'appalled' at their image being used

May 6th 2015, 7:27 AM 9,538 Views 10 Comments

Comedian Adam Hills has said that the couple are in favour of marriage equality.

This UK comedian ripped into a No poster and it's going super viral
# Mar Ref
From The Daily Edge
# Mar Ref

This UK comedian ripped into a No poster and it's going super viral

May 5th 2015, 11:50 AM 9,746 Views 6 Comments

No holding back here.

Domino's: We're not distributing No campaign leaflets with our menus
# Mar Ref
From The Daily Edge
# Mar Ref

Domino's: We're not distributing No campaign leaflets with our menus

Apr 29th 2015, 5:02 PM 4,689 Views 0 Comments

“Pizza & politics don’t mix.”

Irish star just bigged up the Yes campaign at a huge London Sherlock convention
# Mar Ref
From The Daily Edge
# Mar Ref

Irish star just bigged up the Yes campaign at a huge London Sherlock convention

Apr 29th 2015, 2:45 PM 5,101 Views 3 Comments

What a combination of things.

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