A day for celebration – Martin McGuinness

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.

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“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.”