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Taoiseach Supports Yes Equality Register to Vote initiative in advance of civil marriage referendum

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  • November 5, 2014


Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD (right) pictured with Dale McDermott, President of Young Fine Gael

Taoiseach, Enda Kenny has today added his support to the campaign to encourage people to register to vote in advance of the upcoming referendum of civil marriage equality in Ireland, at a photocall today with Young Fine Gael President Dale McDermott.

“In 2015, there will be several constitutional referendums, including one on same sex marriage. Fine Gael always encourages people to vote in every constitutional referendum. Registering to vote is a powerful democratic action that ensures that you have your say at local, national and constitutional level on important issues that will affect our country” commented An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D.

A new campaign, Yes Equality – Register to Vote was launched on Monday. It is a joint initiative by The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN); the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL); and Marriage Equality to encourage people to register to vote this November, ahead of next year’s referendum on civil marriage equality.

For more details of the Yes Equality Campaign, see www.yesequality.ie

Breaking New Ground for Human Rights: ICCL Annual Report 2013

We are pleased to announce the publication of Breaking New Ground for Human Rights, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties’ 2013 Annual Report. The report outlines the work of the ICCL to further human rights and equality in Ireland throughout 2013. This includes our contributions to Constitutional Convention discussions of civil marriage equality and blasphemy; our engagement at Oireachtas and Council of Europe level on the furtherance of women’s reproductive rights; reporting to the United Nations  on human rights and the prevention of torture; and our continuing pan-European project on the rights of accused persons and victims of crime.
You can read the report via our ISSUU e-reader above, or download a low resolution PDF copy HERE.

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