Tag Archive | Pat Carey

Eve of poll “Faith Witness for Yes” (Yesvena) to marriage equality

Eve of poll “Faith Witness for Yes” (Yesvena) to marriage equality

Less than 48 hours before the referendum on marriage equality, a Faith for Yes event was held in Dublin city centre. Called the “Faith Witness for Yes” it was affectionately described as the “Yesvena” (in contrast to the Novena prayer events being held for the No side). At the event six persons of faith gave […]

Great Yes Equality Dublin Bay North Campaign Launch‏

Great Yes Equality Dublin Bay North Campaign Launch‏

Alan Lambert writes about the Yes Equality Dublin Bay North Campaign Launch in Clontarf Castle – a very positive affair!  With issues such as water charges, overcrowding in hospitals and proposals from various unions to hold strike action it’s rare to get representatives from five political parties plus Independents to agree on an issue. However, […]

A Former Government Minister Came Out – And No-One Batted An Eyelid

A Former Government Minister Came Out – And No-One Batted An Eyelid

EILE’s Scott De Buitléir takes a moment to reflect on a historic moment that, in some ways, shows how far we have come  Late last week, a former Irish government minister criticised his own political party for lacking “energy and urgency” in their campaign to support Ireland’s upcoming referendum on marriage equality. For a former […]

New poll shows strong support for marriage for lesbian and gay couples.

New poll shows strong support for marriage for lesbian and gay couples.

A new poll conducted this week by Millward Brown for the Sunday Independent shows continuing and consistent support for civil marriage equality. “The Millward Brown poll for the Sunday Independent shows that a majority of the Irish people right across the country believe that all citizens should have the right to marry in Ireland regardless […]