Thursday 14 December 2017

WATCH: From 'live and let live' to 'the natural order' - Elderly people have their say on the marriage equality referendum Newsdesk Newsdesk

With less than two weeks until Ireland votes on whether to add marriage equality to the Irish Constitution, polls seem to be solidly behind a Yes vote.

The most recent Sunday Independent/Millward Brown poll showed 66pc of people are in favour of same-sex marriage, 21pc against and the remainder undecided. Last night's Claire Byrne Live poll showed support for the referendum at 78pc, while 18pc of people said they would vote no and 6pm say that are still unsure.

Although support is highest among the younger elements of society, they are historically the least likely to turn up to vote. Older people are the most likely to show up on the day, but are also the group least likely to support the referendum. met with some older people to see what they had to say.


This video was organised with the help of Active Retirement Ireland, who would like to point out that the view expressed by some of their members are not those of the organisation itself.

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