Victory for love and equality
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead - Oscar Wilde
Ireland has become the first country in the world to enshrine constitutional same-sex marriage by popular vote. The term "historic" is often misplaced but the outcome of the Marriage Equality Referendum truly deserves the epithet. The emphatic nature of the result leaves no room for doubt, an outcome that is to be warmly welcomed.
The manner in which the No side immediately accepted the result and congratulated their opponents in victory after what was, at times, an uncomfortably divisive campaign, is also to be welcomed.