Pat Carey

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The crowd in the courtyard of Dublin Castle  react as the result of the same-sex marriage referendum is announced. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

So here was that appalling vista blossoming before us. And you know what? The view was wonderful. In the end, two-thirds of Irish voters found (...)

Marriage-equality mural in the Liberties area of Dublin: marriage equality, which was a marginal, almost eccentric demand only two decades ago, is now a reality in 20 countries and in many sub-national regions, including 37 of the 50 states of the United States. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland’s vote in favour of same-sex marriage is a milestone in the global struggle for equality for gays and lesbians that has seen dramatic progress(...)

Men walk past a Yes vote campaign graffiti in central Dublin. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Campaigners are predicting more older gay and lesbian people will come out after the landslide victory in the same-sex marriage referendum.Kieran Rose(...)

Author Colm Tóibín:  The ‘Washington Post’ features a piece by him on  Ireland’s growing tolerance towards LGBT issues. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Ireland’s seminal vote on same-sex marriage has ignited interest from the international media.An article in Saturday’s Washington Post says Ireland h(...)

Gay and Lesbian people asking for a Yes vote on Grafton Street, Dublin. From left: David Caron, Dublin; Sandra Irwin-Gowran, Mullingar; Celeste Roche, Dublin; and John Curran and Sarah Gilligan, both  Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Yes Equality campaign has launched a new series of campaign posters which they say feature the “real lesbian and gay citizens of Ireland” from all(...)

TÁ Comhionannas, the Irish Language group supporting Yes Equality, today launched its campaign for a YES vote in the upcoming Marrriage Equality Referundum. Pat Carey is pictured at the launch. Photograph:  Iain White

TÁ Comhionannas the Irish language group seeking a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on same sex marriage officially launched its campaign in Dub(...)

Margaret Gill  at the launch of the Fianna Fáil marriage referendum campaign in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Middle-aged and elderly voters have been urged by Fianna Fail to take the “brave step, the tolerant step” and vote Yes in the same-sex marriage refere(...)

Fianna Fáil’s spokesman on justice and equality Niall Collins TD says the referendum is about the fundamental issue of equality. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Sharp differences between delegates emerged during the ardfheis debate on the marriage equality referendum. Dublin delegate Peter Soden claimed Fiann(...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins said he supported a Yes vote in the same sex marriage referendum as ‘we are a progressive republican party with a long, proud and progressive track record in promoting equality’.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

There were mixed views among delegates at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis on the party’s support for the marriage equality referendum.Opening the debate, par(...)

The Hard Ground are nothing if not ambitious, releasing their second album in three EP-packaged instalments instead of going the traditional r(...)

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