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Skeptical O’Hare writes:

Lower than Ireland, which appears to be as bad as it gets.

To wit:

Rodney Croome, the national director of Australian Marriage Equality (AME), which has been lobbying MPs to vote in favour, suggested a positive result in Friday’s referendum in Ireland could add to momentum in Australia for legislative change.

“If, as seems likely, Ireland vote for marriage equality then Australia will be the only developed English-speaking country that doesn’t allow same-sex couples to marry and that will be a major impetus for reform in this country,” Croome said.

“Many Australians will feel ashamed that same-sex couples can marry in a traditionally conservative country like Ireland but not in Australia. Many Australians will feel ashamed that our international reputation is suffering and will suffer more because we are lagging behind comparable countries.

“It is bad enough for us to fall behind New Zealand and Britain but to fall behind Ireland when Ireland has traditionally been the most socially conservative developed English speaking country is deeply embarrassing.”

Now steady on, Rodders.

READ ON: Australians will feel ashamed if Ireland votes for same-sex marriage – advocate (Guardian)

Thirty two holes, 32 golf courses, 32 counties. 1836km.

In forty hours.

That’s unpossible!

Amateur golfers (top from left) Michael Sheehan, Eoin Landers and DJ Geaney will race around Ireland chasing little balls for Swing4Cancer, a fundraising intitative  in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland.

The trio set off on June 19 at the Castlisland course, west Cork [link below for more details and how you can donate].

Swing 4 Cancer

The Ireland women’s rugby team are RBS 6 Nations champions for 2015.

Ireland won their final match against Scotland 73-3, a championship record score.

G’wan na mban!

Match Report: Ireland v Scotland

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This afternoon.

The men’s Ireland rugby team led by Paul O’Connell return to Dublin Airport following their victory over Scotland in Edinburgh and securing the Six Nations Championship.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)