Fionnuala Jones

Fionnuala Jones is a third level student from Cork studying in DCU. She believes that love should not be classified as a luxury – it’s all encompassing and unconditional. Fionnuala strongly believes our legislation should reflect that. “I want to see my best friend as content within himself and with the man he loves as I will be maybe someday.”

Stephanie Byrne

Stephanie Byrne is a third level student in Dublin City University, originally from Co. Tipperary. “I think too many people take marriage for granted and forget that for some people it isn’t an option.”

Jake Ryan

Jake Ryan is a 21 year old multimedia student in Dublin City University. I want my friends, my family, my kids and my grandkids to love who they want to love, and not let it be dictated by any laws or by anyone else.

Gillian McInerney

Gillian is the current Chair of DCU LGBTA. She points out that marriage has evolved many times in the past- we no longer consider it a transaction between a father and a husband where a wife is property. Today it’s about love and choice. “Marriage is not the property of one organisation, one group of people. Marriage is for everybody. …

Anne Ní Mhuineach

Anne is a third level student in Dublin City University. She hopes someday to be able to marry the woman she loves. “I am really lucky to be in love with a beautiful lady, and I hope that maybe someday, if things go great, I can marry her. It would be nice if that was in Ireland, and not in …

Julie D’Lima

Galwegian Julie D’Lima lives in London but hopes to someday move home, get married and raise a family. She believes that a yes vote on May 22nd will send out a positive message that Ireland is a place that accepts the diversity of the world we live in, a place where discrimination is not accepted. “Something that’s really important to …

Pat Barrett

Pat Barrett is a 30 year old barrister from Cork city who, as a Catholic, can appreciate the sacramental and theological aspect of the equal marriage debate. But Pat sees that we are not being asked to vote on a question of religion, but on whether two people who love each other can avail of civil marriage offered by the …

Sara, Lesleyanne & Niamh

Sara, Lesleyanne and Niamh are three DCU students from Dublin, Navan and Louth respectively. They’ll be voting yes in May because they are passionate about equality, inclusion and human rights. They believe everyone should have the right to love and be loved regardless of age, gender or sexuality. “Personal happiness should not be a decision that others make. So be …

James Mac Inerney

James is a second year multimedia student at DCU, from Abbeyleix, Co.Laois. He is an only child to two great parents and considers himself an open minded person. He has many gay, straight, and bi friends and supports them – and a yes vote – completely. “If loving another man or woman, no matter what sex you may be, is …

Deirdre Kingston

Deirdre Kingston is a Labour councillor representing the Blackrock Ward on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. “The sky isn’t going to fall in on May 22nd. Marriages aren’t going to be undermined, future marriages won’t be threatened. All that is going to happen is that we are going to share our freedom to marry with every citizen in the State.”