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# appeal
An Australian gay couple in their 80s wants the right to get married before they die
“I’m sure our relationship is just as devoted as his is and why [should] we be looked at in any different way?”
# love wins
14 of the best reactions to the US marriage equality decision
Same-sex marriage is now legal across the whole of the US.
# It's a Yes
Ireland has voted Yes to same-sex marriage
Ireland has become the first country in the world to pass a referendum on the issue.
# ray of light
"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.”
Early tallies point to a YES and No campaigners concede
The nation holds its breath.
# Jimmy and Jono
Roscommon farmers sitting in a bath urging people to use their vote is oddly touching
Miriam Lord trended on Twitter after her 'divine' and touching Ursula Halligan article
“All things being equal, it’s not a lot to ask”.
# Ursula Halligan
TV3 Political Editor told she could cover referendum, if she stayed out of debate
Ursula Halligan is calling for a Yes vote in the marriage referendum, and has praised the broadcaster for re-arranging its coverage to accommodate her.
# what you need to know
'Same-sex marriage referendum WON'T change adoption in Ireland'
No matter which way you vote, Special Rapporteur for Children, Geoffrey Shannon has said.
# Same-Sex Marriage
Studio clashes, Bosco ... Here's what to expect in the countdown to referendum day
Passions have been running high in the debate so far – and there’ll be plenty more opportunities for the two sides to get their points across.
# marriage ref
It would be "insane" to pass this referendum - former Fine Gael councillor
Professor Bill Tormey has clarified why he’ll be voting no on 22 May.
# Same-Sex Marriage
The Iona Institute have launched a new animated video to voice their 'No' arguments
The conservative group’s 2012 video ‘The Case for Man/Woman Marriage’ racked up over 100,000 views and was met with a scathing parody version.
# marriage referendum
Dustin and Bosco have made a marriage equality video
In true Dustin fashion, he manages to have a go at RTÉ staff.
# yes equality
A massive marriage equality mural is going up on George's St tonight
Artist Joe Caslin has a big job ahead.
An archbishop says that Christians are "persecuted" over their views on marriage and abortion
The comments have been criticised.
# marriage ref
'A load of nonsense': Leo dismisses claim that most TDs will vote No
The agriculture minister reckons Ireland is ready for same-sex marriage.
# ring your granny
Irish students rang their Grannies for an honest chat about the marriage referendum
This is lovely.
# pc gone mad
Fidelma Healy Eames just dropped another clanger on Twitter
Ah here.
# Single Supervisory Mechanism
Ireland's biggest banks are getting a new regulator today and here's how it's going to work
Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes explains the detail of the new pan-eurozone Single Supervisory Mechanism.
# Explainer
The ECB is back in town. Here's why.
Frankfurt set for bigger role in regulating and punishing Irish banks.
# Debt Relief
Noonan says bank debt deal cannot be 'actively' pursued until 2015
The Minister for Finance met with the head of the eurozone’s permanent bailout fund, Klaus Regling, who reiterated his own view that any retrospective deal is not likely at the moment.
# Brussels
Extra Banking Union meeting needed after ministers fail to reach agreement
Eurogroup ministers met earlier this week on the topic, but only agreed on general principles.
# Euro Crisis
IMF calls for full EU banking union to counter crisis
Dealing with problems on a country by country basis not working, says IMF.
# oh mein gott
Here's the exact transcript of Angela Merkel's comments in Brussels
“It will not be a retroactive direct capitalisation. If recapitalisation is possible, it will come for the future.”
# European Council
Merkel rules out backdated ESM help for bailing out Europe’s banks
The German chancellor tells a news conference there “will not be any retroactive direct recapitalisation”. That’s us told.