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Michael Healy-Rae is voting No but check out what he said two years ago...
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Michael Healy-Rae is voting No but check out what he said two years ago...

May 17th 2015, 8:15 AM 36,258 Views 104 Comments

The independent TD gave a revealing interview to RSVP magazine two years ago.

Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?
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Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?

May 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 21,731 Views 97 Comments

The referendum on marriage equality is only a few days away. However, other issues have been entering the debate.

My No vote isn’t about faith, it’s about children
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My No vote isn’t about faith, it’s about children

May 16th 2015, 7:30 PM 1,150 Views 393 Comments

If we redefine marriage, we change our Constitution to require that some children will be left motherless or fatherless by design

Miriam Lord trended on Twitter after her 'divine' and touching Ursula Halligan article
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# SSM

Miriam Lord trended on Twitter after her 'divine' and touching Ursula Halligan article

May 16th 2015, 9:19 AM 6,397 Views 0 Comments

“All things being equal, it’s not a lot to ask”.

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

May 16th 2015, 7:34 AM 18,894 Views 241 Comments

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

TV3 Political Editor told she could cover referendum, if she stayed out of debate
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# Ursula Halligan

TV3 Political Editor told she could cover referendum, if she stayed out of debate

May 16th 2015, 7:15 AM 14,926 Views 36 Comments

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.

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

May 15th 2015, 7:00 PM 60,089 Views 76 Comments

Fun for your Friday.

Why voting No won't tackle the ethical challenges around surrogacy or donor conception
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Why voting No won't tackle the ethical challenges around surrogacy or donor conception

May 15th 2015, 6:00 PM 140 Views 143 Comments

The ethical issues surrounding surrogacy and donor conception arise both straight and gay couples.

"A heartfelt heart-breaking story": Huge praise for Ursula Halligan's coming-out op-ed
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"A heartfelt heart-breaking story": Huge praise for Ursula Halligan's coming-out op-ed

May 15th 2015, 2:37 PM 69,699 Views 269 Comments

The broadcaster is encouraging people to vote Yes in the upcoming referendum.

Need a lift to your polling centre? Hailo is offering voters free trips
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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
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Marriage is the only institution which unites children with their mother and father

May 15th 2015, 1:30 PM 585 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
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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.

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins - but will they be punished?
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# Pin-gate

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins - but will they be punished?

May 14th 2015, 9:00 PM 10,606 Views 100 Comments

The wearing of pins and badges in Leinster House has become a hot topic in recent days.

These teachers worry that a Yes vote could mean teaching 4-year-olds about the word 'gay'
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These teachers worry that a Yes vote could mean teaching 4-year-olds about the word 'gay'

May 14th 2015, 6:35 PM 53,297 Views 539 Comments

A new group, Teachers for No, launched outside Leinster House today.

Enda is the latest to star in a marriage referendum video...
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# Going Viral

Enda is the latest to star in a marriage referendum video...

May 14th 2015, 5:49 PM 12,347 Views 100 Comments

But who’s winning the viral video contest?

Two more TDs have refused to remove their Yes Equality pins in Leinster House
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Two more TDs have refused to remove their Yes Equality pins in Leinster House

May 14th 2015, 4:12 PM 13,413 Views 122 Comments

And Joan Burton is supporting them.

'I was born in 1950s conservative Ireland and I'm asking people to make this happen'
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'I was born in 1950s conservative Ireland and I'm asking people to make this happen'

May 14th 2015, 11:39 AM 12,767 Views 244 Comments

The Taoiseach said 40,000 people who have never registered before have signed up to vote.

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

Stephen Fry just shared this touching video of Irish diaspora appealing for a Yes vote
# Send Love Home
# Send Love Home

Stephen Fry just shared this touching video of Irish diaspora appealing for a Yes vote

May 14th 2015, 10:01 AM 4,409 Views 4 Comments

“I wish Irish people the same joy I’ve found.”

Are these posters illegal? Labour says they're not
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Are these posters illegal? Labour says they're not

May 14th 2015, 6:05 AM 21,002 Views 206 Comments

Mattie McGrath says they are.

'No' campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service
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'No' campaign slams funding cut for Catholic marriage-counselling service

May 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 33,230 Views 252 Comments

The organisation, which received €1.9 million from Tusla last year, is to lose €378,000 of that funding in 2015.

TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House
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TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House

May 13th 2015, 9:15 PM 21,072 Views 84 Comments

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

Gardaí investigate alleged egging of girl (10) at No campaign canvassing event
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Gardaí investigate alleged egging of girl (10) at No campaign canvassing event

May 13th 2015, 8:21 PM 34,023 Views 234 Comments

The incident is said to have occurred outside a shopping centre.

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

May 13th 2015, 6:10 PM 12,411 Views 175 Comments

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

Here's how half-a-million Yes badges became the referendum's most coveted symbol
# Put A Pin In It
# Put A Pin In It

Here's how half-a-million Yes badges became the referendum's most coveted symbol

May 13th 2015, 6:00 PM 10,486 Views 17 Comments

The little badge that could.

Selfies, beards and tears: Gerry Adams was like a pop star on Grafton Street this lunchtime
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# On The Canvass

Selfies, beards and tears: Gerry Adams was like a pop star on Grafton Street this lunchtime

May 13th 2015, 2:56 PM 23,347 Views 256 Comments

The Sinn Féin president found it difficult to canvass for a Yes vote today, such was the demand for selfies.

The No campaign says that there are thousands of people who are "being silenced"
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The No campaign says that there are thousands of people who are "being silenced"

May 13th 2015, 1:21 PM 17,663 Views 314 Comments

They also had some words for the Referendum Commissioner.

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

May 13th 2015, 12:13 PM 32,294 Views 358 Comments

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

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

May 12th 2015, 7:01 PM 25,301 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
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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.

7 perfectly rational reactions to last night's Claire Byrne Live debate
# Deep Breaths
# Deep Breaths

7 perfectly rational reactions to last night's Claire Byrne Live debate

May 12th 2015, 9:09 AM 6,224 Views 2 Comments

Deep breaths, everyone.

Simon Coveney impressed a lot of people talking about the marriage referendum last night
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Simon Coveney impressed a lot of people talking about the marriage referendum last night

May 12th 2015, 8:23 AM 22,728 Views 83 Comments

The programme also heard from Special Rapporteur for Children, Geoffrey Shannon.

'Same-sex marriage referendum WON'T change adoption in Ireland'
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# What You Need To Know

'Same-sex marriage referendum WON'T change adoption in Ireland'

May 11th 2015, 10:00 PM 31,865 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'
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'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

Here's how the Catholic Church in Britain has responded to same-sex marriage
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# Keep It Civil

Here's how the Catholic Church in Britain has responded to same-sex marriage

May 10th 2015, 9:15 AM 32,011 Views 93 Comments

The first same-sex marriages in England, Wales and Scotland took place last year. So how has the Church stance changed on civil marriages?

Studio clashes, Bosco ... Here's what to expect in the countdown to referendum day
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Studio clashes, Bosco ... Here's what to expect in the countdown to referendum day

May 9th 2015, 8:30 PM 19,628 Views 127 Comments

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.

This Donegal priest will be voting Yes in the same-sex marriage referendum
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This Donegal priest will be voting Yes in the same-sex marriage referendum

May 8th 2015, 11:10 PM 41,003 Views 308 Comments

Fr Brian O Fearraigh has said he views the referendum as a civil matter.

Robert Sheehan made a short video urging people to vote Yes and it's being shared wildly
# Love/Love
# Love/Love

Robert Sheehan made a short video urging people to vote Yes and it's being shared wildly

May 8th 2015, 2:30 PM 4,326 Views 0 Comments

More Love/Love than Love/Hate here.

Man who says the internet "shut down his business" after cake-topper row calls for No vote
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# Daintree Paper

Man who says the internet "shut down his business" after cake-topper row calls for No vote

May 7th 2015, 9:15 PM 49,694 Views 171 Comments

Paul Barnes owned Daintree Paper until shortly after a controversy over cake-toppers.

Shop sent hate mail over Yes to same-sex marriage poster
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# Country Choice

Shop sent hate mail over Yes to same-sex marriage poster

May 7th 2015, 6:06 PM 30,474 Views 127 Comments

There are now plans to put even more posters up.