Monday 19 March 2018

'Vote Yes' banner unveiled on Dublin landmark

Dublin’s Liberty Hall Credit: Sarah McDevitt
Dublin’s Liberty Hall Credit: Sarah McDevitt Newsdesk

A 'Yes for Equality' vote banner has been unveiled at Dublin’s tallest building ahead of the upcoming marriage referendum.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and trade union SIPTU teamed up to unfurl the massive “Vote Yes” banner at Dublin’s Liberty Hall.

Both groups are asking for workers and students to support same-sex marriage when it comes to voting on May 22.

''USI and SIPTU are proud to work together to promote marriage equality,” said USI President Laura Harmon.

"This referendum is about equality under our constitution and it's about recognising all loving, committed relationships regardless of gender.”

The USI said that it had helped to register some 27,600 students for the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum, adding that over 95 pc of these were in favour of marriage equality.

The large display is a joint project from USI and SIPTU, the latter of which has its headquarters in the building.

The giant poster covers the front of the landmark building in Dublin’s city centre.

Speaking at the launch of the poster,  SIPTU’s Ethel Buckley said they teamed up with the USI to remind young people to vote.

“Liking equality online isn't enough. What is crucial is that likes are turned into votes in polling booths on 22nd May,” she said.

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