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# Pride
17 times Ireland made you proud
Happy Pride…!

HAPPY PRIDE, TO one and all. This one is extra special. We have a lot to be proud of, even just in the last few years alone.

When we passed the marriage referendum by a landslide

A whopping 62.06% if you will!

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After all that sassy protesting

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The sky was literally lit up with rainbows

And Bosco visited the George

Two Irish icons, one momentous day.

When local businesses came together to show support

The R.A.G.E. on Fade St, Dublin.

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HAILO cabs.

Daintree paper, who made confetti out of homophobic flyers.

To name but a few…

The time Spar guy lit up social media

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When Limerick’s Henry Street garda station became the first in Irish history to march in a pride parade

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When we kissed in the face of adversity

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When we literally plastered the country in love


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When even our children believed in equality

…just as much as our elders

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When Panti Bliss woke up the world with her nobel call


David Norris’ general being

When Ireland got its first pair of lesbian penguins

Missy and Penelope <3

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When the George took a stand and refused to serve Coca-Cola products over their Sochi Olympics sponsorship

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When we discovered we had just crowned the first openly gay Rose of Tralee


When we made the entire world proud


“In that moment, looking ‘gay’ no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous.”>

This referendum will be remembered as a victory for equality, democracy and love>