Rainbow wave sees record numbers of gay councillors get elected

23rd June, 2019

The number of openly gay councillors has reached record levels after the election of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach and the passage of the same-sex marriage referendum.

Councillors who spoke to The Sunday Business Post agreed that in most cases their sexuality was not an issue at all in the campaign.

However, there was a case of one councillor who had to deal with rumours put around that he would open a gay bar in his...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m

State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract

Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll

Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent