An 89-Year-Old Writes…



I shall certainly be voting Yes in the marriage referendum. I know this to be just and fair – there has been too much bullying and discrimination by some people and institutions. Of course I have not been intimidated to vote Yes. I wish all who marry long lives of happiness and tenderness, lived out in dignity and respect. – Yours, etc,

Sarah HJ Poyntz,
Co Clare.

Marriage referendum (Irish Times letters)


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20 thoughts on “An 89-Year-Old Writes…

  1. newsjustin

    Does the fact that the writer is 89 mean her views have more or less merit? Or does it matter?

    I’m 29. You don’t hear me bragging about it.

    PS – I do know of a 126 year old, retired priest who has gotten all of the people in his nursing home to commit to voting Yes. He’s putting together a short youtube song/dance routine to highlight their yes vote and encourage others to vote Yes because if old religious people (they’re the worst, aren’t they?) can do it, anyone can!

    1. Stewart Curry

      It means if the referendum passes she can marry a woman and then have a baby, if I heard that Iona video correctly…?

      1. Don Pidgeoni

        I heard the gays get given a baby stolen from a straight couple as a wedding present

        1. Jane

          If I had known that I’d have married one of The Gays. Being pregnant is a pain. I never guessed there was such an easy way to acquire a baby. Now I just have to keep a hold of it in case it becomes someone else’s wedding present. Wouldn’t I look a fool?

          1. Don Pidgeoni

            Sure, I’m gonna hitch up with a lady just so I can keep my lady areas as intact as possible. Plus, no one to leave the toilet seat up, so its win-win really.

            Hold on tight to those kiddies Jane!

  2. rotide

    Lads, there’s still a fortnight to go.

    Go easy or you’ll have exhausted all the cheap click links.

    1. newsjustin

      The Yes side have peaked too soon. Predictable really. The margin will just get closer and closer from here on in.

      Unless another pop star or celebrity weighs in on the Yes side now, I’m worried it won’t make it across the line.

  3. Caroline

    I don’t know how much of a coup this is really, I mean she sounds protestant.

      1. Caroline

        He… he did? So, it’s come to this. I’m stealing wisecracks from Roddy Doyle now. I thought winning a copy of Harbo’s book was my low point on this site. How much further I had to fall.

  4. Tá Frilly Keane


    Some’a that No crowd are getting right bitchy and cranky
    Aren’t they

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