Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has expressed his gratitude to all of those in the North County who contributed much of their time to the campaign for a ‘Yes’ vote in the Marriage Equality referendum and particularly to all of those took part in this democratic process.
“I would like to express my gratitude to the people of the North County who voted overwhelmingly in support of Marriage Equality. I would also like to thank all of those, from diverse political, and non-political, backgrounds who volunteered and canvassed as part of the ‘Yes Equality’ campaign. Their dedication and hard-work was inspiring as was the goodwill of the people who engaged with the debate on their door-steps, at train stations, school-gates, and on streets throughout Dublin Fingal and across the country.
“The Dublin North constituency had the second highest ‘Yes’ vote in the county with 72.6% of those who voted in the constituency voting in favour of this proposition. I am proud to be part of a constituency which responded ‘Yes’ so resoundingly and I would like to thank everyone in the North County who participated in the democratic process, whether they voted ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.
“The historic result of the Marriage Equality referendum has sent a powerful message that Irish people strongly believe in equality for all citizens and that our society is inclusive, accepting and compassionate. This result affirms to our LGBT citizens that we accept them for who they are and who they love.
“I believe that, by voting ‘Yes’, we have voted for the betterment and strengthening of society for all and I would once again like to extend my thanks to everybody who participated in the democratic process on this occasion. I look forward to the passage of legislation to enact the will of the Irish people.”