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#Same-Sex Marriage

# same-sex-marriage - 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 296 Views 217 Comments

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

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 32,843 Views 253 Comments

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

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 267 Views 204 Comments

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

# same-sex-marriage - 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.

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 19,913 Views 194 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 10,289 Views 67 Comments

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

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 10,513 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 20,652 Views 83 Comments

Caslin took to Twitter this morning to share the news.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

'Sorry to hear about your cancer, but maybe it's the will of God'
# Hatemail
# Hatemail

'Sorry to hear about your cancer, but maybe it's the will of God'

May 19th 2015, 10:07 PM 60,681 Views 218 Comments

Journalist Una Mullally has received an outpouring of support after tweeting homophobic hatemail.

'The marriage referendum proposal could affect future laws relating to children'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The marriage referendum proposal could affect future laws relating to children'

May 19th 2015, 7:30 PM 364 Views 211 Comments

Solicitor Eileen King writes about why a group of lawyers are advocating a No vote this Friday.

The answers to your questions ahead of the same-sex marriage referendum
# You Asked
# You Asked

The answers to your questions ahead of the same-sex marriage referendum

May 19th 2015, 7:00 PM 20,406 Views 99 Comments

You asked and we got the referendum commissioner, Kevin Cross, to answer.

"It's not just a single sex referendum": The inside story of the Galway castle mural
# EMBRACE
# EMBRACE

"It's not just a single sex referendum": The inside story of the Galway castle mural

May 19th 2015, 6:00 PM 16,989 Views 60 Comments

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

Senator: I don't think it's appropriate to teach children about same-sex marriage
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Senator: I don't think it's appropriate to teach children about same-sex marriage

May 19th 2015, 6:00 PM 25,078 Views 262 Comments

The No side has dismissed claims they’re using “dirty tactics”.

Coleen Nolan under fire after comparing gay rights with supporting ISIS
# Loose Women
# Loose Women

Coleen Nolan under fire after comparing gay rights with supporting ISIS

May 19th 2015, 5:37 PM 26,608 Views 101 Comments

Some viewers have been calling for ITV to fire the presenter over her comments.

Pictures: The new lesbian mural placed on the side of a castle in Co Galway
# Hello Ladies
# Hello Ladies

Pictures: The new lesbian mural placed on the side of a castle in Co Galway

May 19th 2015, 11:29 AM 45,913 Views 222 Comments

The artwork, completed in recent days, is at Caherkinmonwee Castle – around 20 minutes from the city.

Mary McAleese says 'the only children affected by this referendum will be Ireland's gay children'
# Support
# Support

Mary McAleese says 'the only children affected by this referendum will be Ireland's gay children'

May 19th 2015, 9:45 AM 28,244 Views 140 Comments

The former President is calling for a Yes vote in the same sex marriage referendum this Friday.

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 18 May, 2015

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 16,883 Views 293 Comments

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

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ
# Feeling Left Out
# Feeling Left Out

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ

May 18th 2015, 11:33 AM 19,182 Views 175 Comments

The parties feel excluded from the broadcasters referendum debates.

# same-sex-marriage - Sunday 17 May, 2015

We asked every TD and Senator if they’re voting Yes or No. Here’s what they said...
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

We asked every TD and Senator if they’re voting Yes or No. Here’s what they said...

May 17th 2015, 1:45 PM 62,193 Views 157 Comments

The majority are leaning one way.

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No

May 17th 2015, 1:30 PM 27,472 Views 238 Comments

Do you support same-sex marriage?

My wonderful gay family: I was raised by two loving, beautiful lesbian mums
# Opinion
# Opinion

My wonderful gay family: I was raised by two loving, beautiful lesbian mums

May 17th 2015, 8:45 AM 9,436 Views 375 Comments

As a child raised by gay parents, I can tell you that my childhood was full of joy and laughter and the same as yours in every way that matters.

# same-sex-marriage - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Luxembourg's Prime Minister has just married his boyfriend
# Newlyweds
# Newlyweds

Luxembourg's Prime Minister has just married his boyfriend

May 16th 2015, 3:47 PM 39,718 Views 197 Comments

It is the first same-sex marriage by an EU leader.

With less than a week to go, the Yes side is sustaining a commanding poll lead
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

With less than a week to go, the Yes side is sustaining a commanding poll lead

May 16th 2015, 7:34 AM 18,891 Views 241 Comments

It will take a big turnaround for the proposal to be defeated.

# same-sex-marriage - Friday 15 May, 2015

Someone has finally made a properly funny video about the same-sex marriage referendum
# Just For Laughs
# Just For Laughs

Someone has finally made a properly funny video about the same-sex marriage referendum

May 15th 2015, 7:00 PM 60,088 Views 76 Comments

Fun for your Friday.

Need a lift to your polling centre? Hailo is offering voters free trips
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

Need a lift to your polling centre? Hailo is offering voters free trips

May 15th 2015, 2:01 PM 14,137 Views 43 Comments

Clever.

Marriage is the only institution which unites children with their mother and father
# Opinion
# Opinion

Marriage is the only institution which unites children with their mother and father

May 15th 2015, 1:30 PM 583 Views 256 Comments

People need to ask themselves if Ireland should eliminate from law the sole institution that unites kids with their mam and dads.

Whatever happens, government may regret activating so many young, idealistic voters
# Opinion
# Opinion

Whatever happens, government may regret activating so many young, idealistic voters

May 15th 2015, 8:00 AM 47 Views 119 Comments

The result of the marriage referendum is far from a foregone conclusion. But one thing’s certain: we now have many more young and passionate voters in this country.

# same-sex-marriage - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Poll: How are you going to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How are you going to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum?

May 14th 2015, 8:00 PM 40,550 Views 384 Comments

There’s just a week to go.

Oliver Callan gagged by RTÉ after publicly calling for Yes vote in marriage referendum
# Callan's Kick
# Callan's Kick

Oliver Callan gagged by RTÉ after publicly calling for Yes vote in marriage referendum

May 14th 2015, 10:17 AM 22,813 Views 146 Comments

The comedian has assured the station that he won’t be making any further public comments.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House
# Breaking The Rules
# Breaking The Rules

TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House

May 13th 2015, 9:15 PM 21,071 Views 86 Comments

Jerry Buttimer insists his pin is “not a political badge”.

David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"

May 13th 2015, 6:10 PM 12,408 Views 175 Comments

The independent senator came on the plinth to dismiss No side claims about funding to groups campaigning for a Yes vote.

"This is about fear...": Renua candidate's poster defaced with anti-gay slurs
# Homophobic
# Homophobic

"This is about fear...": Renua candidate's poster defaced with anti-gay slurs

May 13th 2015, 1:54 PM 20,526 Views 62 Comments

Paddy McKee, a Kilkenny councillor who is openly gay, quit Fianna Fáil earlier this year to run for Lucinda Creighton’s party.

GAA star Ger Brennan says Government has hijacked emotions and he's voting No in marriage ref
# Concerned
# Concerned

GAA star Ger Brennan says Government has hijacked emotions and he's voting No in marriage ref

May 13th 2015, 12:13 PM 32,292 Views 358 Comments

Asked if he thinks he’ll be “vilified”, he said: “If I am, I am. I have a thick skin.”

Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV - and talked about his same-sex marriage 'journey'
# Raspberry Jam For All
# Raspberry Jam For All

Enda Kenny buttered scones on TV - and talked about his same-sex marriage 'journey'

May 13th 2015, 10:12 AM 15,390 Views 125 Comments

The Taoiseach stopped by TV3 this morning, but there was no sign of Vincent Browne.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Mary Lou was told to remove the Yes Equality badge she wore in the Dáil earlier
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

Mary Lou was told to remove the Yes Equality badge she wore in the Dáil earlier

May 12th 2015, 7:01 PM 25,293 Views 132 Comments

The badge promoted a Yes vote in the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum.

Fear is the enemy of love – on 22nd May we have a chance to choose love
# Opinion
# Opinion

Fear is the enemy of love – on 22nd May we have a chance to choose love

May 12th 2015, 6:05 PM 62 Views 243 Comments

We can help heal Ireland and send a powerful message to the world about what kind of people we are.

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote

May 12th 2015, 11:59 AM 30,419 Views 325 Comments

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

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 11 May, 2015

'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 31,860 Views 331 Comments

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

'We can protect the rights of gay people without redefining the meaning of marriage'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We can protect the rights of gay people without redefining the meaning of marriage'

May 11th 2015, 7:00 PM 122 Views 137 Comments

If the amendment is accepted, it will prevent the State from adopting a constitutional or legislative stance in relation to a vision of the family which would prioritise the parental roles of mothers and fathers, writes Mattie McGrath TD

Eamon Gilmore: Same-sex marriage has no implications for children
# Referendum
# Referendum

Eamon Gilmore: Same-sex marriage has no implications for children

May 11th 2015, 9:31 AM 14,192 Views 404 Comments

The former Tánaiste also shares his thoughts on Nigel Farage.