Fresh Éire



Catherine Tenant writes:

I doodled this drawing yesterday to celebrate the referendum, now it’s being shared about Instagram and Facebook. A friend suggested I send it in to ye. I’m a Canadian studying medicine in Dublin for four years and I’m so incredibly proud of my adoptive country for the message they sent the world this week! Grá IS the law! The only thing that matters! Wishing everyone future happiness and a speedy recovery from the hangovers…


Ruth Stafford writes:

This really struck me. Thought it might do the same to you guys. Made by my friend Liosa Mac Namara.


Bronagh Kingston writes:

The Teds are thrilled at this result! What a great day for our country! Happy & Momentous Congratulations to all!

fcd1b9de051b890a048adc0afcc3230c__20150524011100David Higgins writes:

A remake of the July 2013 cover of The New Yorker magazine.


Starina writes:

lovely graphic by Dublin designer Elaine Kellegher


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25 thoughts on “Fresh Éire

  1. Zuppy International

    The true marriage referendum tally:

    Voted Yes: 36%
    Voted No: 24%
    Didn’t Vote: 40%

    1. munkifisht

      Not quite true. the register is out of date. Many people are double registered or may be registered and no longer live in Ireland (as in they live abroad and/or are dead), so in fact the true turnout was around 90%.

    2. declan

      by not voting they gave their implicit agreement to ehoever won – 76% yes by your count. That’s a whopper

      1. Zuppy International

        “by not voting they gave their implicit agreement to whoever won”

        You have no proof of this.

        1. LiamZero

          You have no proof of pretty much anything you say, though the one thing you are quite clearly saying right now is that you are a bitter individual who likes to rain on other people’s happiness.
          Well today, my dear Zuppy, that ain’t gonna work! Here’s hoping you find happiness in your life at some stage. Until then, go suck a lemon! xxx

        2. ReproBertie

          If a vote is not used then that voter has no right to complain about the result. By not voting 39.48% of the electorate handed the decision over to the 60.52% that did and in doing so they have, to all intents and purposes, agreed to be bound by that decision.

          To put it another way, vote or shut up and live with the outcome.

          1. Zuppy International

            Or – and this is a statement of opinion – 40% of the electorate decided not to cede their authority to the state on this matter.

            But hey, if you choose to live under the semiotic atrocity that is “…persons without distinction as to their sex” then the best of luck to you.

        1. Lorcan Nagle

          I know, someone is daring to express their opinion on a global telecommunications network! Quelle domage!

          1. Clampers Outside!

            Don’t you sneer, with your mocking “global telecommunications network”… wait and you see Broadsheet will be like OCP in Robocop in a few years… once they wipe out Dinish and the Australian guy with all the liver spots… wait n’ you’ll see! Mark my words. Runnin’ the place they will !

          2. Lorcan Nagle

   values recyclable memes. State of the art clickbait commanded by a uniqe combination of software and organic systems

    3. Bren

      Clearly if 40% didnt vote they were not that passionate about it not passing. To me that just means they didnt care that it passed.

  2. Kieran NYC

    Ah lads.

    Still getting emotional. What a weekend. So, SO glad I could make it home to vote.

        1. Kieran NYC

          The downfall of humanity has already started then…

          Do I get my free baby in the post or do I have to collect coupons?


  3. scottser

    I had to go to a 50th in manchester saturday night, and im only home this evening. Everyone over there knew about the, referendum and everyone i spoke to were amazed and delighted at how emphatic the result was. On the flight home though, i couldnt help but think about a lad i grew up with who committed suicide because his family couldnt accept his sexuality. I have no real point to make here, except to ask that ye spare a thought for those for whom this wonderful day came too late.

    1. Tá Frilly Keane

      Thanks Scottser
      Thanks for saying what needed to be said

      A vigil
      would seem to me
      At least
      An appropriate end to the celebrations

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