Thursday 19 January 2017

Coalition concern on gay vote is escalating

Fearful Enda wondering if expected referendum triumph could turn into a surprise gay nightmare, writes John Drennan

Published 26/04/2015 | 02:30

EYE ON THE VOTE: Taoiseach Kenny has reason to fear referendums. Photo: Steve Humphreys
EYE ON THE VOTE: Taoiseach Kenny has reason to fear referendums. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Those of us who have written about our Taoiseach for longer than we might like, never thought we would be writing about Enda's gay nightmare.

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The 'gay nightmare' scenario has nothing to do with the possibility that Dear Leader Enda is terrified of or opposed to gays. Instead, for the most part of his career he has maintained a respectful silence crossed with wary neutrality on the gay issue.

Enda's gay nightmare on this occasion is the onrushing referendum on gay marriage.

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