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# marriage-ref - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Some older gay people are 'excruciatingly lonely' and 'struggle to exist'
# Living A Lie
# Living A Lie

Some older gay people are 'excruciatingly lonely' and 'struggle to exist'

Apr 30th 2015, 1:35 PM 17,080 Views 197 Comments

Pat Carey has said many people of his generation have contacted him since he came out publicly.

'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote'
# Policing
# Policing

'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote'

Apr 30th 2015, 1:15 PM 30,170 Views 217 Comments

Nuala O’Loan, former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, said she isn’t keen on the GRA’s position.

'He’s grand but he’s an irritatin’ little pr*ck as well' - Roddy Doyle's post on marriage equality is going viral
# Short Story
# Short Story

'He’s grand but he’s an irritatin’ little pr*ck as well' - Roddy Doyle's post on marriage equality is going viral

Apr 30th 2015, 9:07 AM 33,894 Views 33 Comments

The author posted the short story on his Facebook page.

# marriage-ref - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

"Pizza and politics don't mix" - no, Domino's didn't send same-sex marriage leaflets
# Marriag-arita
# Marriag-arita

"Pizza and politics don't mix" - no, Domino's didn't send same-sex marriage leaflets

Apr 29th 2015, 4:56 PM 31,968 Views 189 Comments

A leaflet was put inside a menu, sparking some discussion.

The same-sex marriage mural has been damaged by the weather

The same-sex marriage mural has been damaged by the weather

Apr 29th 2015, 11:24 AM 17,441 Views 136 Comments

The mural on Dublin’s George’s Street has been affected by the changeable weather over the past few days.

The No campaign's posters keep getting defaced and ripped down
# Marriage Ref
# Marriage Ref

The No campaign's posters keep getting defaced and ripped down

Apr 29th 2015, 6:11 AM 26,636 Views 304 Comments

The Mother and Fathers Matter group is yet to report any incidents to the police.

# marriage-ref - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Video: Mrs Brown on marriage equality 'What's the feckin fuss?'
# Grow Up
# Grow Up

Video: Mrs Brown on marriage equality 'What's the feckin fuss?'

Apr 28th 2015, 5:20 PM 23,487 Views 134 Comments

She points out that there was a time when women couldn’t vote and that every generation gets a chance to make a big change.

# marriage-ref - Monday 27 April, 2015

'Worse than losing my seat': Leo would be absolutely devastated with a No vote
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

'Worse than losing my seat': Leo would be absolutely devastated with a No vote

Apr 27th 2015, 8:00 PM 16,137 Views 133 Comments

The Health Minister, who came out publicly in January, helped launch Fine Gael’s referendum campaign today.

A Yes Equality campaigner was asked on live radio about sex between two men
# Let's Talk About Sex
# Let's Talk About Sex

A Yes Equality campaigner was asked on live radio about sex between two men

Apr 27th 2015, 6:59 PM 102,982 Views 287 Comments

Isaac Burke of Mandate for Marriage wanted to talk about sex.

Enda has pretty much ruled out a live TV debate with the No side
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

Enda has pretty much ruled out a live TV debate with the No side

Apr 27th 2015, 1:16 PM 15,701 Views 158 Comments

Kenny said the issue is not a party political one.

‘What about the children?’ As one of the children in question, I say a No vote will hurt us
# Opinion
# Opinion

‘What about the children?’ As one of the children in question, I say a No vote will hurt us

Apr 27th 2015, 1:00 PM 751 Views 217 Comments

There will be children who pass ‘Vote No’ posters on their way to and from school and wonder why these strangers seem to hate their families.

This is how Paddy Power is posting its odds for the marriage referendum
# Marriage Ref
# Marriage Ref

This is how Paddy Power is posting its odds for the marriage referendum

Apr 27th 2015, 9:46 AM 40,917 Views 68 Comments

The Irish bookmakers has the ‘Yes’ side as 1/10 favourites.

# marriage-ref - Sunday 26 April, 2015

"The No side seem fixated on the notion of the ‘ideal family’ – whatever that means"
# Gloves Are Off
# Gloves Are Off

"The No side seem fixated on the notion of the ‘ideal family’ – whatever that means"

Apr 26th 2015, 2:24 PM 25,297 Views 621 Comments

The Tánaiste accused the ‘no’ side of using fear tactics. Meanwhile, David Quinn has said ‘Marriage Equality’ is a “misnomer”.

# marriage-ref - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Poll on same sex marriage shows slight drop in support for 'Yes' vote
# Referendum
# Referendum

Poll on same sex marriage shows slight drop in support for 'Yes' vote

Apr 25th 2015, 6:19 PM 29,755 Views 371 Comments

Though 78% of people believe same sex marriage is a matter of fairness and equality.

'It took me 65-and-a-bit years to summon up the courage to talk about being gay'
# Referendum
# Referendum

'It took me 65-and-a-bit years to summon up the courage to talk about being gay'

Apr 25th 2015, 4:30 PM 26,910 Views 132 Comments

Pat Carey said he’d like to get married, but might have left it too late.

# marriage-ref - Friday 24 April, 2015

Dustin the Turkey had a chat with Bosco about marriage equality and it was utterly delightful
# Marriage Equality
From The Daily Edge
# Marriage Equality

Dustin the Turkey had a chat with Bosco about marriage equality and it was utterly delightful

Apr 24th 2015, 4:58 PM 6,852 Views 1 Comment

“Story, Bosco? What’s up with me auld flower?”

The 'Yes' campaign responds to accusations of pulling down 'No' posters
# Mothers And Fathers Matter
# Mothers And Fathers Matter

The 'Yes' campaign responds to accusations of pulling down 'No' posters

Apr 24th 2015, 2:50 PM 28,604 Views 240 Comments

Posters had mainly been pulled down in the Dublin area.

Surrogacy is still being discussed ahead of the same-sex marriage vote
# Ethical Issue
# Ethical Issue

Surrogacy is still being discussed ahead of the same-sex marriage vote

Apr 24th 2015, 11:03 AM 16,462 Views 252 Comments

Lawyers for Yes say the referendum has no connection with the issue.

# marriage-ref - Thursday 23 April, 2015

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future
# Opinion
# Opinion

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Apr 23rd 2015, 8:00 AM 794 Views 134 Comments

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

# marriage-ref - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

19,000 sign petition calling for same-sex marriage mural NOT to be removed
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

19,000 sign petition calling for same-sex marriage mural NOT to be removed

Apr 22nd 2015, 6:43 PM 16,566 Views 220 Comments

The artist behind it has received a warning notice about its removal.

# marriage-ref - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Marriage referendum posters are technically allowed to say anything...
# Same-Sex
# Same-Sex

Marriage referendum posters are technically allowed to say anything...

Apr 21st 2015, 9:15 PM 26,754 Views 236 Comments

Do some cross a line?

This might be the most unfortunate typo of the whole marriage equality debate
# Amanda
From The Daily Edge
# Amanda

This might be the most unfortunate typo of the whole marriage equality debate

Apr 21st 2015, 2:35 PM 6,738 Views 4 Comments

Who’s Amanda?!

# marriage-ref - Monday 20 April, 2015

No group says presence of gardaí at a Yes event has 'fractured' its neutrality
# Ssmref
# Ssmref

No group says presence of gardaí at a Yes event has 'fractured' its neutrality

Apr 20th 2015, 5:24 PM 32,194 Views 319 Comments

Gardaí say their presence at the photocall ‘wasn’t appropriate’.

Hozier has recorded an impassioned message in support of marriage equality
# Marriage Equality
From The Daily Edge
# Marriage Equality

Hozier has recorded an impassioned message in support of marriage equality

Apr 20th 2015, 4:35 PM 3,739 Views 1 Comment

The singer states that he believes the issue is a matter of “basic human rights”.

# marriage-ref - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Marian Finucane using "stopwatches" to ensure balance on marriage referendum debates
# Stopwatch The Presses
# Stopwatch The Presses

Marian Finucane using "stopwatches" to ensure balance on marriage referendum debates

Apr 19th 2015, 6:31 PM 18,918 Views 159 Comments

The broadcaster made the comment on her RTÉ Radio 1 show this afternoon.

# marriage-ref - Saturday 18 April, 2015

16 Irish celebrities who have pledged their support for same-sex marriage
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

16 Irish celebrities who have pledged their support for same-sex marriage

Apr 18th 2015, 7:15 PM 36,393 Views 252 Comments

Well-known Irish people have not been shy about getting involved.

"All I wanted to do was fit in": Son of Mary McAleese on growing up gay in Ireland
# The Marriage Ref
# The Marriage Ref

"All I wanted to do was fit in": Son of Mary McAleese on growing up gay in Ireland

Apr 18th 2015, 5:59 PM 49,028 Views 261 Comments

McAleese – who is now a Ryanair executive – is campaigning for a ‘Yes’ vote in next month’s same-sex marriage referendum.

The Yes campaign excludes those with reservations about same sex marriage
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Yes campaign excludes those with reservations about same sex marriage

Apr 18th 2015, 8:00 AM 98 Views 244 Comments

The fact is that some voters have reservations about gay couples adopting children, therefore genuine engagement on this issue is needed.

# marriage-ref - Friday 17 April, 2015

Calls for marriage equality mural to be removed to "give the No side justice"
# Dublin
# Dublin

Calls for marriage equality mural to be removed to "give the No side justice"

Apr 17th 2015, 6:41 PM 37,740 Views 264 Comments

The mural was erected last weekend.

Irish people are sharing touching photos of their families in support of marriage equality
# Marriage Equality
From The Daily Edge
# Marriage Equality

Irish people are sharing touching photos of their families in support of marriage equality

Apr 17th 2015, 1:45 PM 4,452 Views 1 Comment

#FamilyMatters will make your heart burst.

# marriage-ref - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Rejoice! The vandalised Dublin marriage equality mural has been restored
# Marriage Ref
From The Daily Edge
# Marriage Ref

Rejoice! The vandalised Dublin marriage equality mural has been restored

Apr 16th 2015, 7:29 PM 4,550 Views 1 Comment

It’s back and better than ever.

James Reilly: 'It is a misleading, bogus approach and reminds me of the divorce referendum'
# Same-Sex
# Same-Sex

James Reilly: 'It is a misleading, bogus approach and reminds me of the divorce referendum'

Apr 16th 2015, 3:30 PM 13,545 Views 148 Comments

The Minister for Children has come out strongly against the No side in the same-sex marriage referendum.

This is what the Youth Defence website looks like today
# Ssmref
# Ssmref

This is what the Youth Defence website looks like today

Apr 16th 2015, 7:30 AM 35,032 Views 198 Comments

It displays a message that reads “Vote Yes”.

# marriage-ref - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

'Not a chance' schools will lose funding if they don't support same-sex marriage
# Red Herring
# Red Herring

'Not a chance' schools will lose funding if they don't support same-sex marriage

Apr 15th 2015, 10:26 PM 14,373 Views 235 Comments

It has been dismissed as a ‘red herring’.

Need to convince your family to vote Yes? Send them this
# Marriage Ref
From The Daily Edge
# Marriage Ref

Need to convince your family to vote Yes? Send them this

Apr 15th 2015, 5:10 PM 4,803 Views 8 Comments

Brian Gleeson stars in this lovely clip supporting marriage equality.

This Dublin marriage equality mural was vandalised hours after being painted
# Yes To Love
From The Daily Edge
# Yes To Love

This Dublin marriage equality mural was vandalised hours after being painted

Apr 15th 2015, 10:30 AM 9,443 Views 9 Comments

This is why we can’t have nice things.

Poll: Do you think a 'conscience clause' should be added to marriage equality legislation?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think a 'conscience clause' should be added to marriage equality legislation?

Apr 15th 2015, 9:35 AM 22,020 Views 488 Comments

A number of religious groups have written to the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

# marriage-ref - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Referendum threat could mean 4,000 fewer priests to sign off on marriages
# Ssmref
# Ssmref

Referendum threat could mean 4,000 fewer priests to sign off on marriages

Apr 14th 2015, 6:00 PM 19,102 Views 151 Comments

Catholic priests are threatening to stop acting as solemnisers.

Breda O'Brien criticises Mary McAleese's comments about same-sex marriage
# Human Right
# Human Right

Breda O'Brien criticises Mary McAleese's comments about same-sex marriage

Apr 14th 2015, 4:38 PM 34,944 Views 557 Comments

O’Brien said, “I would like to call on her to clarify exactly what she meant in the implication that people who vote no are part of the architecture of homophobia.”

'Text people, Facebook people, use Twitter': Gerry Adams asks for a 'Yes' vote
# Referendum
# Referendum

'Text people, Facebook people, use Twitter': Gerry Adams asks for a 'Yes' vote

Apr 14th 2015, 12:30 PM 11,216 Views 118 Comments

The campaigning ahead of next month’s vote is in full swing.