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# ssmref - Thursday 29 October, 2015

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

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

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

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

An awful lot of you turned out to vote.

Pics: Ireland voted like it has never voted before

Here are some of the best scenes.

These are the stories of four people who came #HomeToVote

This was their journey.

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

We’ll be talking all things referendum here today.

# ssmref - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

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

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'

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

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

# ssmref - Friday 15 May, 2015

# ssmref - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

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

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

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

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

“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

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 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

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

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

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'

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 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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

Catholic priests are threatening to stop acting as solemnisers.

# ssmref - Friday 10 April, 2015

Poll: How will you vote in the same-sex marriage referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

Or will you vote at all?

# ssmref - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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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