Friday June 5, 2020

Will Labour reap marriage referendum rewards?

31st May, 2015
John Lyons TD and Tanaiste Joan Burton hug each other as people around them celebrate the result at the Marriage Equality Referdendum Count Centre in RDS.

Only Wordsworth can capture the carnival of celebration that followed on from the marriage equality referendum last weekend. But would it have any effect on the political environment? Specifically, would it have any effect on the fortunes of the government? And, in particular, would there be any dividend for the principal authors of the referendum, the Labour Party?

While large swathes of the country were basking in the result of the referendum, in Carlow-Kilkenny the...

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