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Mary McAleese

This lady, our former President has her birthday today.  Having spent 2 terms in the Aras this woman has left her mark on Irish society without a doubt. 270 more words


June 27 in history

1358  Republic of Dubrovnik was founded.

1709  Peter the Great defeated Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.

1743  War of the Austrian Succession: … 493 more words

Marriage Equality, Pope Francis and Mary McAleese

The resounding ‘yes’ to marriage equality that resulted from Ireland’s referendum on the subject has provoked a great deal of comment, much of it on the implications for Catholic Church authority in Ireland. 1,755 more words

The Personal Dimension of Ireland's Marriage Equality Victory

Continuing our coverage on the Irish referendum on marriage equality, we turn today from the political to the personal.  Many people commenting on the vote have noted that the effects of this social change in Ireland will be felt beyond the new political reality of gay and lesbian couples marrying. 1,056 more words


McAteer's make last ditch appeal for Yes vote in marriage equality referendum

One of Dundalk’s best known gay couples have issued a last ditch appeal for people to vote yes in tomorrow’s marriage equality referendum.

Jerome McAteer and Bobby Wain, best known as the proprietors of popular Clanbrassil Street eatery McAteer’s Food House, have been in a relationship for a number of years. 177 more words


[Updated to include video] Former President McAleese: 'Why my family will be voting YES'

This morning Former President McAleese delivered an address entitled ‘Why my family will be voting YES’ to a BeLonG To hosted event, calling on all families across Ireland to vote YES on Friday May 22nd. 418 more words


BeLonG To Welcomes ‘Inspiring Statement’ by Justin McAleese

BeLonG To, the national organisation for LGBT young people, has welcomed Justin McAleese’s call for a ‘yes’ vote in the forthcoming marriage referendum.

Commenting today (18.04.15), Michael Barron, Founding Director of BeLonG To, said: “Justin’s mother, Mary, has been a long-term supporter of BeLonG To, and we are very grateful for the backing she has given our organisation down through the years.  256 more words