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Irish Archbishop: ‘The Church Needs a Reality Check’

An Irish Catholic Archbishop has said that the result of yesterday’s referendum on gay marriage shows that the church needs “a reality check”. Diarmuid Martin, one of the country’s most senior churchmen, has said that he voted No to the measure,

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Gay Marriage Supporters Jeer Opponents At Dublin Castle

DUBLIN, Republic Of Ireland – For a thousand years Dublin Castle has stood as a testament to the Irish people’s Catholicism and later the (often thwarted) desire to oppose secularism or domination from English Protestantism. What better place then to

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Irish Vote Shows Long Term Split From Catholic Church

DUBLIN, Republic of Ireland – Today Ireland will become the first country in the world to legalise gay marriage through a referendum. On the face of it, this looks like a remarkable departure from the traditional Catholicism of the country,

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Traditionalists Silenced In Irish Gay Marriage Vote

DUBLIN, Republic of Ireland – Polls have closed in Ireland’s constitutional referendum to allow gay marriage amidst allegations traditionalists were unable to express their views. Despite promises of an open and fair vote, every state-funded political party in the country

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Gay Marriage Referendum: Ireland Expected to Vote In Favour

The Irish will be heading to the polling stations on Friday to vote Yes or No as to whether: ‘Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex’ should be added to