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# ssmref - Thursday 29 October, 2015

The Marriage Bill 2015 allowing for same-sex marriage has been signed into law
# It's Official
# It's Official

The Marriage Bill 2015 allowing for same-sex marriage has been signed into law

Oct 29th 2015, 11:08 PM 20,121 Views 191 Comments

Same-sex weddings are expected to begin from next month.

# ssmref - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Ireland says 'I do': The Marriage Equality Bill will be published tomorrow
# Becoming Law
# Becoming Law

Ireland says 'I do': The Marriage Equality Bill will be published tomorrow

Sep 16th 2015, 10:40 PM 18,842 Views 199 Comments

The government approved the legislation today.

# ssmref - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Members of the public WILL be allowed into Dublin Castle for the vote today
# Opening The Gates
# Opening The Gates

Members of the public WILL be allowed into Dublin Castle for the vote today

May 23rd 2015, 7:29 AM 13,258 Views 51 Comments

Results from both of yesterday’s referendums will be announced from the location.

# ssmref - Friday 22 May, 2015

Polls closed: Here's a snapshot of the turnout across the country
# Referendums
# Referendums

Polls closed: Here's a snapshot of the turnout across the country

May 22nd 2015, 11:59 PM 58,127 Views 109 Comments

An awful lot of you turned out to vote.

Pics: Ireland voted like it has never voted before
# Ssmref
# Ssmref

Pics: Ireland voted like it has never voted before

May 22nd 2015, 11:13 PM 28,030 Views 39 Comments

Here are some of the best scenes.

These are the stories of four people who came #HomeToVote
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

These are the stories of four people who came #HomeToVote

May 22nd 2015, 8:43 PM 15,974 Views 40 Comments

This was their journey.

LIVE: Ireland is the talk of the world as voters decide on same-sex marriage
Live May 22nd 2015, 6:33 PM

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

# ssmref - 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 60,704 Views 218 Comments

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

Bishop: 'I would hate if people voted No for bigoted, nasty, bullying reasons'
# Conscience
# Conscience

Bishop: 'I would hate if people voted No for bigoted, nasty, bullying reasons'

May 19th 2015, 5:14 PM 12,698 Views 80 Comments

Donal McKeown is calling for churchgoers to make up their own mind on what way to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum.

# ssmref - 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 16,894 Views 293 Comments

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

# ssmref - 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 60,117 Views 76 Comments

Fun for your Friday.

# ssmref - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

May 13th 2015, 11:59 PM 24,896 Views 0 Comments

A little girl egged at a No campaign event, the death of Derek Davis and a train crash in Philadelphia had people talking today.

# ssmref - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Catholic leaders are out in force arguing against same-sex marriage
# No
# No

Catholic leaders are out in force arguing against same-sex marriage

May 10th 2015, 7:11 PM 36,224 Views 406 Comments

One bishop believes schoolbooks that view marriage as solely between a man and a woman could face legal challenges if the vote is passed.

# ssmref - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Irish abroad are calling for you to use your vote at home
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Irish abroad are calling for you to use your vote at home

May 9th 2015, 1:55 PM 17,756 Views 127 Comments

They won’t be able to vote in elections and referendums here any time soon.

# ssmref - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Broadcaster quits LGBT radio show over RTÉ demands for balance
# The Cosmo
# The Cosmo

Broadcaster quits LGBT radio show over RTÉ demands for balance

May 7th 2015, 4:59 PM 27,757 Views 85 Comments

Scott De Buitléir said he thought avoiding the issue of the upcoming referendum “made a mockery” of his show.

# ssmref - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Miss last night's Prime Time debate? Here's what people are talking about
# Marref
# Marref

Miss last night's Prime Time debate? Here's what people are talking about

May 6th 2015, 7:20 AM 62,950 Views 346 Comments

“Equal does not mean the same.”

# ssmref - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

'You are a real fa***t': TV presenter Brendan Courtney receives homophobic hate mail
# Where Is The Love?
# Where Is The Love?

'You are a real fa***t': TV presenter Brendan Courtney receives homophobic hate mail

May 5th 2015, 5:21 PM 29,433 Views 181 Comments

Courtney said the postcard is a good example of the “bigotry that still exists in our culture”.

# ssmref - Monday 4 May, 2015

The oldest gay bar in Ireland is closing
# Loafers
# Loafers

The oldest gay bar in Ireland is closing

May 4th 2015, 3:19 PM 67,769 Views 71 Comments

Loafers will close after more than 30 years in business.

# ssmref - Sunday 3 May, 2015

John Waters: Same-sex marriage is not a free gift to give to the gay community
# CONSEQUENCES
# CONSEQUENCES

John Waters: Same-sex marriage is not a free gift to give to the gay community

May 3rd 2015, 7:00 PM 69,254 Views 770 Comments

Waters said he envisages situations where a gay step parent could be given a superior status to a biological parent.

We went to the most Catholic county in Ireland to ask about same-sex marriage
# The Trip
# The Trip

We went to the most Catholic county in Ireland to ask about same-sex marriage

May 3rd 2015, 7:02 AM 78,122 Views 184 Comments

Outside of the urban centres, how is the debate shaping up? We spent a day finding out.

# ssmref - Friday 1 May, 2015

Here's what's in the defaced poster dossier the No campaign are handing to gardaí
# Down With That Sort Of Thing
# Down With That Sort Of Thing

Here's what's in the defaced poster dossier the No campaign are handing to gardaí

May 1st 2015, 1:13 PM 36,228 Views 317 Comments

Spokesperson Tom Finnegan said these incidents have been hurting the No campaign financially.

# ssmref - Thursday 30 April, 2015

'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 30,188 Views 217 Comments

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

# ssmref - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

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 17,449 Views 136 Comments

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

# ssmref - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Apr 26th 2015, 8:38 PM 19,708 Views 8 Comments

Labour’s support for same sex marriage, the death of a rally driver and the devastation in Nepal all had people talking.

"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 25,312 Views 621 Comments

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

# ssmref - 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 29,767 Views 371 Comments

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

# ssmref - 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 32,218 Views 320 Comments

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

# ssmref - 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 36,591 Views 252 Comments

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

Irish people have already donated €80,000 to the No campaign
# Ramping Up
# Ramping Up

Irish people have already donated €80,000 to the No campaign

Apr 18th 2015, 8:15 AM 16,282 Views 248 Comments

Organisers said donations have all been from inside the country and from individuals.

# ssmref - Friday 17 April, 2015

No campaign says 'Yes' victory could see babies left 'deliberately motherless'
# Family Matters
# Family Matters

No campaign says 'Yes' victory could see babies left 'deliberately motherless'

Apr 17th 2015, 3:27 PM 26,333 Views 310 Comments

The No campaign for the same-sex marriage referendum was officially launched today and their message was crystal clear – it IS about children.

Islamic Centre issues advice to Irish Muslims on same-sex marriage referendum
# Voting
# Voting

Islamic Centre issues advice to Irish Muslims on same-sex marriage referendum

Apr 17th 2015, 8:10 AM 30,957 Views 168 Comments

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, said Muslims must believe in equality and inclusiveness.

# ssmref - Thursday 16 April, 2015

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 35,051 Views 192 Comments

It displays a message that reads “Vote Yes”.

# ssmref - 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 14,382 Views 235 Comments

It has been dismissed as a ‘red herring’.

# ssmref - 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 19,114 Views 151 Comments

Catholic priests are threatening to stop acting as solemnisers.

# ssmref - Friday 10 April, 2015

Have you registered to vote in the marriage referendum? This handsome hipster clearly hasn't
# On The List
# On The List

Have you registered to vote in the marriage referendum? This handsome hipster clearly hasn't

Apr 10th 2015, 11:40 AM 21,972 Views 104 Comments

Make your voice heard.

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

Poll: How will you vote in the same-sex marriage referendum?

Apr 10th 2015, 9:37 AM 40,645 Views 691 Comments

Or will you vote at all?

# ssmref - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Irish brides and grooms are older than they've ever been

Irish brides and grooms are older than they've ever been

Mar 31st 2015, 2:47 PM 19,500 Views 23 Comments

The average age is now 33 for a bride and 35 for a groom.

# ssmref - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames is trending again, this time about Mother's Day
# Pcgonemad
# Pcgonemad

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames is trending again, this time about Mother's Day

Mar 15th 2015, 8:33 PM 41,152 Views 97 Comments

She thinks that ‘political correctness has gone mad’.

# ssmref - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

I was called a child abuser for conceiving through IVF - and it hasn't ended there
# Opinion
# Opinion

I was called a child abuser for conceiving through IVF - and it hasn't ended there

Mar 11th 2015, 5:30 AM 718 Views 114 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe outlines the attacks she has suffered on social media relating to her pregnancy – and the social stigma they illustrate.

# ssmref - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Bishop 'regrets any hurt caused' by saying gay couples with children are not parents
# Referendum
# Referendum

Bishop 'regrets any hurt caused' by saying gay couples with children are not parents

Mar 10th 2015, 3:41 PM 13,318 Views 146 Comments

Meanwhile, a rewording of the question in Irish being put to the public the same-sex marriage referendum has been announced.

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