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# marriage-ref - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Ireland has voted Yes to same-sex marriage

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?

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

Stick a fork in us. We’re done.

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

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

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

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

12 massive celebrities who showed their support for a Yes vote

Celebrities. They’re a great bunch of lads.

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

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

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

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

An awful lot of you turned out to vote.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

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

Pics: Ireland voted like it has never voted before

Here are some of the best scenes.

These are the stories of four people who came #HomeToVote

This was their journey.

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

We’ll be talking all things referendum here today.

From The Daily Edge 11 completely irresistible #PollingBoothPickUpLines Referendamn

11 completely irresistible #PollingBoothPickUpLines

Pure as driven snow, the lot of us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

Poll: How will you vote in today's same-sex marriage referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

Don’t worry, this is all anonymous.

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

The #HomeToVote hashtag is getting everyone very emotional this morning

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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’…

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

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 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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

Amazing video shows exactly how the Galway castle mural was created

With great care.

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

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"

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