Sunday 28 May 2017

Averil was mistaken to resign from Fianna Fail

Referendum result shows that change can happen only slowly and the next big bang will be a Fine Gael-Fianna Fail coalition

"Averil Power, four years a senator, was mistaken to resign from Fianna Fail so soon into a promising career" (Stephen Collins/Collins Photos)
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

A week on, the outcome of the marriage-equality referendum does not seem to quite herald a "social revolution", but that slight waning of euphoria should not dampen enthusiasm for what still feels like a new beginning for the country.

When people go to the polls, as they did nationwide and in Carlow-Kilkenny last weekend, a message is always delivered which does not necessarily chime with those who tweet the loudest before or after votes are counted.

The overarching message this time is that change comes dropping slowly - but lands with a bang.

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