Friday 24 February 2017

Don't cloud Yes triumph with these witch-hunts

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

A media mob attacked Micheal Martin in support of Senator Averil Power(Niall Carson/PA Wire)
A media mob attacked Micheal Martin in support of Senator Averil Power(Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom, said Edmund Burke. Let me give the same advice to a minority of gay activists.

As a member of Seanad Eireann, I made one of the strongest speeches for civil partnership and supported same-sex marriage here.

So I trust most gay people will accept I am in good faith when I warn that a few gay activists have been going too far in retrospective recriminations about the recent referendum.

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