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# marriage-ref - Thursday 30 April, 2015

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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?'

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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'

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

# marriage-ref - Friday 24 April, 2015

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

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

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

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

Posters had mainly been pulled down in the Dublin area.

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

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

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

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...

Do some cross a line?

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

# marriage-ref - Monday 20 April, 2015

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

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

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

Hozier has recorded an impassioned message in support of marriage equality

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

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

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

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

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"

The mural was erected last weekend.

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

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

#FamilyMatters will make your heart burst.

# marriage-ref - Thursday 16 April, 2015

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

Rejoice! The vandalised Dublin marriage equality mural has been restored

It’s back and better than ever.

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

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

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

It has been dismissed as a ‘red herring’.

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

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

Brian Gleeson stars in this lovely clip supporting marriage equality.

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

This Dublin marriage equality mural was vandalised hours after being painted

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

Catholic priests are threatening to stop acting as solemnisers.

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

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

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