Muireann Noonan

Muireann Noonan, originally from Kerry, recalls some disasters of her wedding day but remembers that it was her right to make those choices for herself. She believes that we do not live in an equal society if we can’t marry someone we love, nor if other parents don’t have the same rights she has. “It is not an equal society …

Ed Davitt

Ed Davitt is a 34 year old Irish man living in Brussels. He can’t vote in May, but as a gay man he’d like to be able to come home someday to settle down with a family. “I’m looking forward to moving home eventually. I’d like to set up a family and hopefully one day get married.”

David Norris

David Norris (70), from Dublin, talks a little bit about how marriage was not an option for him when he was growing up. Now, he hopes that option will be open for young gay people. ‘Good for them!’ David has been a Senator since 1987 and is widely regarded as Ireland’s foremost LGBT campaigner, having successfully challenged¬†the Irish State’s laws …

John Slattery

John Slattery (67), from Dublin, says that a lot of people can take marriage for granted. But there is a group of kind and decent people that can’t do that. He hopes that you’ll change that by voting yes. “Marriage is a basic human right. There is a large group of good citizens; kind and decent people who do not …

Eamon Ryan

Eamon Ryan (51), from Dublin, is the leader of the Green Party. He thinks that this vote is really about giving everyone the chance to have the family that they deserve, and to have that family protected in law. “If two people are in love, and want to show that or express that in a union recognised by the state, …

Mick Wallace

Mick Wallace as an Independent TD from Wexford. It’s a no-brainer for him: any loving couple who wants access to the institution of marriage should be allowed to do so. “I believe that marriage is a wonderful institution, if you want to live in an institution. I do believe that anyone who wants to choose it should be free to …

Conor Pope

Conor Pope (46), from Galway, sees no room for debate on equal marriage. He believes that Ireland will simply be a better place when two people who love each other can marry. “The day Ireland allows people to get married to the people they love irrespective of their gender or sexual orientation is a day Ireland will be a much, …

Dil Wickremasinghe

Dil Wickremasinghe, a presenter with Newstalk radio who lives in Dublin, was among the very first to make a video for the campaign, when she shot this at last year’s GAZE film festival. Here, she speaks about her own experience proposing to her partner, and what the future might hold for the two of them if the referendum passes. “We …