Saturday February 22, 2020

Marriage vote should wait

Serious questions regarding the Referendum Act are currently being considered by the Supreme Court. Surely it is folly to put more questions to the people before a judgment is issued

14th March, 2015
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The Supreme Court has heard pleadings in the Jordan petition but has yet to ssue a judgment Picture: Courtpix

It is good to know that the government still has some capacity to listen to criticism. That was the original feeling I had after the conclusion of my campaign on the ‘flawed wording’ of the same-sex marriage amendment – wording that is now changed and was so announced by the Taoiseach last Tuesday.

However, my confidence in the capacity of our senior politicians to listen to criticism was short-lived. Within a day I...

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