Maria Walsh backs Sydney Rose’s Eighth Amendment intervention

Walsh was the first openly lesbian woman to wear the crown

28th August, 2016
Maria Walsh, the 2014 Rose of Tralee said Brianna Parkins had every right to make a call to action from the pageant PIc: Domnick Walsh

The 2014 Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh has said that Brianna Parkins, the Sydney Rose who called for a vote on the Eighth Amendment in last week’s popular televised competition, should be put on a pedestal to change the perception of the Rose of Tralee festival.

Speaking to The Sunday Business Post, Walsh said that she herself was “far from being a pageant queen”.

“I think it’s very much the case that...

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