Martin McGuinness has welcomed the emerging success of the marriage equality vote as a measure of the progress and maturity of Irish society and of the Irish people increasingly embracing equality, human rights and respect.
“Today we can all rightfully be proud to be Irish and part of an increasingly tolerant, pluralist and outward-looking Ireland.
“Politicians, particularly in the north need to reflect on this progress.
“The world is moving on and Ireland is taking the lead. Pride in Ireland has taken on a whole new meaning.”