Thursday 17 August 2017

Voters said Yes to marriage equality – but No to age equality

Michael Collins became Chairman of the Provisional Government in his early thirties
Michael Collins became Chairman of the Provisional Government in his early thirties
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Last Friday, I had the privilege of participating for the first time in the democratic process.

Imagine my utter disappointment, then, when on Saturday evening it was announced that the Irish people had decided to deny the right to participate further to a substantial share of the Irish adult, voting electorate.

To add insult to injury, people such as Fine Gael MEP Seán Kelly have the bald-faced audacity to declare Referendum 35, on lowering the minimum age for presidential candidates, a waste of money. Apparently, to some people, democracy is an extravagance.

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