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# marriage-ref - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Ireland has voted Yes to same-sex marriage
# It's A Yes
# It's A Yes

Ireland has voted Yes to same-sex marriage

May 23rd 2015, 9:21 PM 213,613 Views 357 Comments

Ireland has become the first country in the world to pass a referendum on the issue.

How did your constituency vote in the marriage referendum?
# Constituency Count
# Constituency Count

How did your constituency vote in the marriage referendum?

May 23rd 2015, 9:17 PM 256,296 Views 312 Comments

Here’s how they voted where you’re from.

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

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

May 23rd 2015, 9:13 PM 123,216 Views 99 Comments

It’s 62% FOR and 38% AGAINST – as Ireland gives a big YES to same-sex marriage.

The best small country in which to be gay? It's better than yesterday - Enda
# Cool Runnings
# Cool Runnings

The best small country in which to be gay? It's better than yesterday - Enda

May 23rd 2015, 9:12 PM 16,868 Views 52 Comments

“A line went through my head from the old song… ‘Gone are the dark clouds that had me down, it’s going to be a bright, bright sunshiny day’.”

What an extraordinary, historic and momentous day for Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

What an extraordinary, historic and momentous day for Ireland

May 23rd 2015, 7:00 PM 86 Views 66 Comments

Ireland’s decision to become the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage via a popular referendum shows just how much it has changed in recent years.

"Everything changes with this": Tears, relief (and sunscreen) at a jubilant Dublin Castle
# Ray Of Light
# Ray Of Light

"Everything changes with this": Tears, relief (and sunscreen) at a jubilant Dublin Castle

May 23rd 2015, 1:56 PM 22,918 Views 65 Comments

“I think it’s a great thing – particularly for children growing up gay and for the children of gay couples. They already exist.”

Eoghan McDermott has backtracked on his rant about RTÉ’s referendum gag order
# You Can't Say That
# You Can't Say That

Eoghan McDermott has backtracked on his rant about RTÉ’s referendum gag order

May 23rd 2015, 12:50 PM 34,198 Views 59 Comments

“F**k you RTÉ, with all my beating heart.”

'I vote Yes': A kid slipped this adorable note into a ballot box in Dublin
# Just Say Yes
From The Daily Edge
# Just Say Yes

'I vote Yes': A kid slipped this adorable note into a ballot box in Dublin

May 23rd 2015, 11:45 AM 7,585 Views 3 Comments

Stick a fork in us. We’re done.

Eoghan McDermott has backtracked on his rant about RTÉ's referendum gag order
# Rant
From The Daily Edge
# Rant

Eoghan McDermott has backtracked on his rant about RTÉ's referendum gag order

May 23rd 2015, 11:07 AM 5,840 Views 3 Comments

“F**k you RTÉ, with all my beating heart.”

12 massive celebrities who showed their support for a Yes vote
# Guy Love
From The Daily Edge
# Guy Love

12 massive celebrities who showed their support for a Yes vote

May 23rd 2015, 10:30 AM 20,641 Views 2 Comments

Celebrities. They’re a great bunch of lads.

Sinead O'Connor has written a lovely open letter to John Waters about the referendum
# Open Letter
From The Daily Edge
# Open Letter

Sinead O'Connor has written a lovely open letter to John Waters about the referendum

May 23rd 2015, 9:01 AM 39,139 Views 4 Comments

The post has is being shared widely on Facebook this morning.

Members of the public WILL be allowed into Dublin Castle for the vote today
# Opening The Gates
# Opening The Gates

Members of the public WILL be allowed into Dublin Castle for the vote today

May 23rd 2015, 7:29 AM 13,249 Views 51 Comments

Results from both of yesterday’s referendums will be announced from the location.

# marriage-ref - Friday 22 May, 2015

Polls closed: Here's a snapshot of the turnout across the country
# Referendums
# Referendums

Polls closed: Here's a snapshot of the turnout across the country

May 22nd 2015, 11:59 PM 58,124 Views 109 Comments

An awful lot of you turned out to vote.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

May 22nd 2015, 11:58 PM 26,768 Views 10 Comments

Ireland’s voting on same-sex marriage had the whole world talking today.

Pics: Ireland voted like it has never voted before
# Ssmref
# Ssmref

Pics: Ireland voted like it has never voted before

May 22nd 2015, 11:13 PM 28,025 Views 39 Comments

Here are some of the best scenes.

These are the stories of four people who came #HomeToVote
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

These are the stories of four people who came #HomeToVote

May 22nd 2015, 8:43 PM 15,961 Views 40 Comments

This was their journey.

Whatever the referendum result - there'll be one clear winner ... Bees
# Plan Bee
# Plan Bee

Whatever the referendum result - there'll be one clear winner ... Bees

May 22nd 2015, 7:00 PM 16,720 Views 16 Comments

Yes. Bees.

LIVE: Ireland is the talk of the world as voters decide on same-sex marriage
# Marriage Ref
# Marriage Ref

LIVE: Ireland is the talk of the world as voters decide on same-sex marriage

May 22nd 2015, 6:33 PM 146,813 Views 317 Comments

We’ll be talking all things referendum here today.

11 completely irresistible #PollingBoothPickUpLines
# Referendamn
From The Daily Edge
# Referendamn

11 completely irresistible #PollingBoothPickUpLines

May 22nd 2015, 3:43 PM 10,038 Views 1 Comment

Pure as driven snow, the lot of us.

An Irish dad just delivered the best line of the referendum on Aussie TV From The Daily Edge

An Irish dad just delivered the best line of the referendum on Aussie TV

May 22nd 2015, 3:06 PM 15,846 Views 3 Comments

He couldn’t resist the opportunity to make a dad joke. Couldn’t resist.

A Cork pub is giving No voters one less sausage in their breakfasts
# Breakfast Equality
From The Daily Edge
# Breakfast Equality

A Cork pub is giving No voters one less sausage in their breakfasts

May 22nd 2015, 2:23 PM 8,971 Views 12 Comments

Messers.

Could the same-sex marriage vote be the highest turnout ever?
# Reeling In The Years
# Reeling In The Years

Could the same-sex marriage vote be the highest turnout ever?

May 22nd 2015, 1:39 PM 23,487 Views 72 Comments

There are reports from polling stations around the country that there is a steady flow of voters today.

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 41,029 Views 163 Comments

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

Poll: How will you vote in today's same-sex marriage referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How will you vote in today's same-sex marriage referendum?

May 22nd 2015, 9:46 AM 56,533 Views 246 Comments

Don’t worry, this is all anonymous.

The #HomeToVote hashtag is getting everyone very emotional this morning
# Where The Heart Is
From The Daily Edge
# Where The Heart Is

The #HomeToVote hashtag is getting everyone very emotional this morning

May 22nd 2015, 7:59 AM 14,982 Views 12 Comments

Irish emigrants are returning from all across the globe to vote in today’s referendums.

# marriage-ref - Thursday 21 May, 2015

It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum
# Opinion
# Opinion

It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum

May 21st 2015, 6:00 PM 278 Views 211 Comments

Both surrogacy and donor-conception require more, not less, ethical discussion before the Government’s plans in this area become formalised in law.

Referendum Commissioner says he wouldn't like to see posters regulated 'North Korean style'
# Express Yourself
# Express Yourself

Referendum Commissioner says he wouldn't like to see posters regulated 'North Korean style'

May 21st 2015, 1:55 PM 8,502 Views 54 Comments

The Commissioner is encouraging people to get out and vote tomorrow.

Make no mistake, the eyes of the world are on Ireland right now
# Global Headlines
# Global Headlines

Make no mistake, the eyes of the world are on Ireland right now

May 21st 2015, 1:23 PM 32,837 Views 254 Comments

Ireland’s Catholic past means tomorrow’s vote is being viewed with curiosity.

This Dublin pub is offering free pints if the marriage referendum is passed
# In The Round
From The Daily Edge
# In The Round

This Dublin pub is offering free pints if the marriage referendum is passed

May 21st 2015, 12:00 PM 9,301 Views 1 Comment

The Back Page in Phibsborough wants to help people celebrate (or commiserate).

I get annoyed when it is assumed that older people in rural Ireland will vote No
# Opinion
# Opinion

I get annoyed when it is assumed that older people in rural Ireland will vote No

May 21st 2015, 8:00 AM 252 Views 204 Comments

Former president of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Mamo McDonald, explains why she will be voting Yes tomorrow.

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 11,065 Views 125 Comments

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

# marriage-ref - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn't pass

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn't pass

May 20th 2015, 11:05 PM 26,326 Views 394 Comments

The Tánaiste dropped by TheJournal.ie’s offices today to make one last pitch for a Yes vote.

A TD walks into a mart and says ’10% of you guys are gay’…
# Sinn Féin Sings
# Sinn Féin Sings

A TD walks into a mart and says ’10% of you guys are gay’…

May 20th 2015, 6:00 PM 27,479 Views 111 Comments

Meanwhile, Enda Kenny has no intention of becoming a gay icon.

A power interruption from Enda - as Fine Gael picks the WRONG day to canvass Luas passengers
# Enda The Line
# Enda The Line

A power interruption from Enda - as Fine Gael picks the WRONG day to canvass Luas passengers

May 20th 2015, 3:22 PM 26,663 Views 107 Comments

Fist-bumps for all… Fine Gael’s campaigner-in-chief tries his best to distract everyone from the lack of voters.

Journalist says that 'homosexuality was never a crime in Ireland'
# Bruce Arnold
# Bruce Arnold

Journalist says that 'homosexuality was never a crime in Ireland'

May 20th 2015, 2:12 PM 19,881 Views 195 Comments

Bruce Arnold has spoken out against former President Mary McAleese taking a position in the same-sex marriage referendum.

Bertie and Enda to be quizzed about banking collapse
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Bertie and Enda to be quizzed about banking collapse

May 20th 2015, 12:00 PM 10,288 Views 67 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

This father is voting NO, his daughter is voting YES. Watch them debate.
# Tormey Vs. Tormey
# Tormey Vs. Tormey

This father is voting NO, his daughter is voting YES. Watch them debate.

May 20th 2015, 10:02 AM 46,021 Views 183 Comments

Fathers and Daughters Natter: TheJournal.ie got Bill and Aoibhinn Tormey to debate the issues in a special marriage referendum debate.

Amazing video shows exactly how the Galway castle mural was created
# Grand Designs
# Grand Designs

Amazing video shows exactly how the Galway castle mural was created

May 20th 2015, 9:27 AM 10,510 Views 16 Comments

With great care.

Irish marriage equality mural makes front page of the International New York Times
# Making Headlines
# Making Headlines

Irish marriage equality mural makes front page of the International New York Times

May 20th 2015, 9:00 AM 20,647 Views 83 Comments

Caslin took to Twitter this morning to share the news.

The story of us: "I have never felt luckier or like I was on a bigger adventure"
# Opinion
# Opinion

The story of us: "I have never felt luckier or like I was on a bigger adventure"

May 20th 2015, 8:00 AM 65 Views 135 Comments

Long-term couples talk about their lives together – and their hopes for the future – ahead of Friday’s vote on same-sex marriage.