Mary Lou McDonald asked in Dáil to remove Yes vote badge

Rules forbid party political emblems - but all parties back Yes to same-sex marriage

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald wearing the “TÁ Comhionannas” badge, which means “Yes Equality”, during questions in the Dáil to Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin on May 12th, 2015. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald wearing the “TÁ Comhionannas” badge, which means “Yes Equality”, during questions in the Dáil to Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin on May 12th, 2015. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald was asked in the Dáil to remove a badge she was wearing in support of a Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum.

The wearing of badges or emblems in Leinster House breaches Oireachtas rules.

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