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

Oct 29th 2015, 11:08 PM 20,118 Views 191 Comments

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

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

Sep 16th 2015, 10:40 PM 18,840 Views 199 Comments

The government approved the legislation today.

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

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

May 23rd 2015, 7:29 AM 13,257 Views 51 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2015, 11:59 PM 58,126 Views 109 Comments

An awful lot of you turned out to vote.

Pics: Ireland voted like it has never voted before
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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
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These are the stories of four people who came #HomeToVote

May 22nd 2015, 8:43 PM 15,969 Views 40 Comments

This was their journey.

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

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

May 19th 2015, 10:07 PM 60,697 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'
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Bishop: 'I would hate if people voted No for bigoted, nasty, bullying reasons'

May 19th 2015, 5:14 PM 12,694 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.

Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote
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Louis Walsh joins the Irish celebs backing a Yes vote

May 18th 2015, 3:30 PM 16,892 Views 293 Comments

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

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 60,109 Views 76 Comments

Fun for your Friday.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

May 13th 2015, 11:59 PM 24,894 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.

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

May 10th 2015, 7:11 PM 36,205 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.

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

Broadcaster quits LGBT radio show over RTÉ demands for balance
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Broadcaster quits LGBT radio show over RTÉ demands for balance

May 7th 2015, 4:59 PM 27,690 Views 85 Comments

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

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

May 6th 2015, 7:20 AM 62,943 Views 357 Comments

“Equal does not mean the same.”

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

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

May 5th 2015, 5:21 PM 29,427 Views 181 Comments

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

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

May 4th 2015, 3:19 PM 67,757 Views 71 Comments

Loafers will close after more than 30 years in business.

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

May 3rd 2015, 7:00 PM 69,197 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
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We went to the most Catholic county in Ireland to ask about same-sex marriage

May 3rd 2015, 7:02 AM 78,097 Views 184 Comments

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

Here's what's in the defaced poster dossier the No campaign are handing to gardaí
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# 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 36,226 Views 317 Comments

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

'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote'
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'It is appalling that the GRA has come out in favour of a Yes vote'

Apr 30th 2015, 1:15 PM 30,186 Views 217 Comments

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

The same-sex marriage mural has been damaged by the weather From TheJournal.ie

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.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
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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"
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# Gloves Are Off

"The No side seem fixated on the notion of the ‘ideal family’ – whatever that means"

Apr 26th 2015, 2:24 PM 25,308 Views 621 Comments

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

Poll on same sex marriage shows slight drop in support for 'Yes' vote
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Poll on same sex marriage shows slight drop in support for 'Yes' vote

Apr 25th 2015, 6:19 PM 29,763 Views 371 Comments

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

No group says presence of gardaí at a Yes event has 'fractured' its neutrality
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No group says presence of gardaí at a Yes event has 'fractured' its neutrality

Apr 20th 2015, 5:24 PM 32,211 Views 320 Comments

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

16 Irish celebrities who have pledged their support for same-sex marriage
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16 Irish celebrities who have pledged their support for same-sex marriage

Apr 18th 2015, 7:15 PM 36,559 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
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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.

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

Apr 17th 2015, 3:27 PM 26,328 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
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Islamic Centre issues advice to Irish Muslims on same-sex marriage referendum

Apr 17th 2015, 8:10 AM 30,929 Views 168 Comments

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

This is what the Youth Defence website looks like today
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This is what the Youth Defence website looks like today

Apr 16th 2015, 7:30 AM 35,049 Views 192 Comments

It displays a message that reads “Vote Yes”.

'Not a chance' schools will lose funding if they don't support same-sex marriage
# Red Herring
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# Red Herring

'Not a chance' schools will lose funding if they don't support same-sex marriage

Apr 15th 2015, 10:26 PM 14,376 Views 235 Comments

It has been dismissed as a ‘red herring’.

Referendum threat could mean 4,000 fewer priests to sign off on marriages
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Referendum threat could mean 4,000 fewer priests to sign off on marriages

Apr 14th 2015, 6:00 PM 19,111 Views 151 Comments

Catholic priests are threatening to stop acting as solemnisers.

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

Apr 10th 2015, 11:40 AM 21,971 Views 104 Comments

Make your voice heard.

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

Apr 10th 2015, 9:37 AM 40,644 Views 691 Comments

Or will you vote at all?

Irish brides and grooms are older than they've ever been From TheJournal.ie

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

Mar 31st 2015, 2:47 PM 19,496 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Mar 15th 2015, 8:33 PM 41,148 Views 97 Comments

She thinks that ‘political correctness has gone mad’.

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

Mar 11th 2015, 5:30 AM 712 Views 114 Comments

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

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

Mar 10th 2015, 3:41 PM 13,288 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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