Tuesday 6 December 2016

With three days to go, voters need answers

Published 18/05/2015 | 02:30

Bishop Martin Drennan
Bishop Martin Drennan

Timing is vital in politics. So, the Catholic bishops will hope their intervention on the same-sex marriage debate is timed right on this occasion.

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With three days to go to polling, two archbishops and five bishops in Dublin, Cashel & Emly, Galway, Killala, Ossory, Ferns and Elphin, have called for a 'No' vote. It is their right to do this and it is an important part of our political discourse. Equally, it is the voters' right to make up their own minds.

Some of the bishops also raise important points which are not entirely new to the debate. But these points are now given more emphasis at a time when many voters are seriously considering how they will vote on Friday.

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