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Celebrities show support for equal marriage vote in Ireland

TORONTO — Ireland made history Saturday as the first country to legalize equal marriage through a popular vote.

A decisive 62 per cent of the population in the predominantly Catholic nation voted “yes” to allow citizens to marry regardless of gender. 1,111 more words


Ireland becomes first country to vote for equal marriage

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has welcomed the results of Friday’s referendum over same-sex marriage, saying that Ireland has become the first country in the world to vote for equal marriage. 6 more words


Eurovision 2015

Saturday was the grand final of the 60th Eurovision song contest. Yes, you read that write, there have now been 60 Eurovision Song Contests. You many now shudder. 287 more words

A Great Day for the Irish

I am rarely proud of my country. I’ve nothing against Ireland, but it always seemed to me a weird thing to be, proud of something over which I had no control. 410 more words


Sleepy Sundays, Wonderful Weddings and Other Musings

What is it about sleepy Sunday afternoons that make me want to write blog posts?  Several of my more recent posts have all come about because of that peculiar half doze that seems to fill the traditional day of rest.   909 more words

Philosophical Musings

When will the Church of England join the revolution?

Following the very clear vote in favour of equal marriage in Ireland, the Archbishop of Dublin has spoken of a social revolution and of a Church becoming disconnected with the people.   303 more words

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