Brighid & Paddy are back!

In the closing days of the referendum campaign, Brighid and Paddy from Louth have made a second video appealing to the hundreds of thousands of viewers of their original contribution to make sure to get out and vote on May 22nd. The Catholic couple, who are married 50 years, want everyone to make a special effort to turn out on …

Brian & Lolo

In July 2009, Brian & Lolo got married in Lolo’s home city of Cáceres, Spain, in front of their family, friends and the State. They wanted to share their story and ask others to share the right to marry in Ireland to them and to other loving couples. “We want to be recognised, and our relationship valued for how important …

Jan O’Sullivan

Jan O’Sullivan is the Minister for Education and Skills, and has been a Labour Party TD for Limerick City since 1998. “It’s very important that we have equality fully embedded in the Constitution. I’m lucky – I’ve been happily married for a long time now, and I want to make sure that my children and grandchildren have the same opportunity …

Patricia Fanning

Patricia Fanning is the equality officer for IMPACT Trade Union. She lives in Dublin and has been married herself for nearly 30 years. “Marriage is ultimate commitment that two people who love each other can make. Why should I want to deny, to any two people who love each other, the opportunity to get married? This referendum is an opportunity …

Helena Clarke

Helena Clarke, from Claremorris in Co. Mayo, is a Communications Executive from IMPACT Trade Union and took part in their video day. “[My husband and my son] are the main reasons I’ll be voting yes for marriage equality on May 22nd because the idea that other people are prevented from having a marriage and building a life with the person …

Victoria & Ross

Ross Frenett is originally from Cobh, but currently lives in Westminster. He and Victoria Wallace are involved in the Irish Abroad for YES campaign and are calling on those Irish citizens who are ineligible to vote or who can’t make it home to play their part in ensuring the referendum is carried on May 22nd. “We got married a year …

Colm & Rachel

Colm Ó Caomhánaigh and Rachel Pearson are a recently married couple who, upon getting married, learned of the many subtle and positive differences that marriage makes to a relationship. They’re of the opinion that to continue to deny LBGT couples the option of marriage, marriage itself is devalued. “It’s always troubled us that our friends can’t enjoy marriage because they’re …

John & Sally McKenna

John and Sally McKenna, who live in West Cork, have been married for thirty-three years. They are partners in both family life and in their working careers. Both feel that equal marriage is a human right and they hope that Ireland will vote yes in the upcoming referendum.John makes reference to an opinion piece he read, by philosopher Gary Gutting. …

The Ward Family

Catherine and Cecil Ward are from Wicklow Town. They have 3 children; Vanessa, Claire & John. They are asking you to #VoteWithUs on May 22nd in the Marriage Referendum so that John and his civil partner Eddie can be equal in the eyes of the law with Vanessa and her husband Eddie. “Please vote Yes on May 22nd so that …

Anne & John

Labour TD for Wicklow Anne Ferris and her husband John Nolan are newlyweds……married just six months. They got married because they love one another and wanted to share their commitment with the world. Anne and John believe that everyone should get this chance and that is why they are voting for marriage equality.   “We got married because we wanted to …