Best selling novelist Marian Keyes advocates for Yes vote in Marriage Referendum

10 May 2015

Yes Equality Press Release

Yes Equality Bus Gets Warm Welcome in Dun Laoghaire

Eamon Gilmore TD and others join Yes Equality Campaigners to greet bus arrival in Dun Laoghaire
Press release, Sunday 10 May 2015

The Yes Equality campaign bus, which has been on a nationwide tour of towns and villages across Ireland making the case for a Yes vote on 22 May, rolled into Dun Laoghaire today (Sunday 10 May 2015) where it was warmly welcomed by Yes Equality campaigners, alongside Marian Keyes, Eamon Gilmore TD and others.

Attending today’s event in Dun Laoghaire, best-selling novelist Marian Keyes said, “I’m voting yes because it’s the right, fair and decent thing to do. We have the chance as a nation to do something that will make a difference for the good – I can’t see a down side to a Yes vote.”

Speaking on the bus’s arrival in Dun Laoghaire today, Yes Equality spokesperson Grainne Healy said:

“We started the bus tour to start a conversation as to why we believe a Yes on 22 May is important to all of us – our friends, families and neighbours. Over the last two-and-a-half weeks, in over 40 towns across the country, we’ve had thousands of conversations with voters, answering their questions and asking for their votes.”

“So far, we’ve had a very warm reception and have had some very moving conversations. The bus tour reaffirms for us how generous, warm and inclusive Irish people are towards their lesbian and gay children, family members, friends and neighbours, and shows the remarkable journey Irish people have been on over the last two decades towards full equality for lesbian and gay people.”



• The Yes Bus rolled into the Dun Laoghaire Concourse today, Sunday 10 May, at 3pm, to meet local Yes Equality campaigners, as well as Eamon Gilmore TD.
• Paul Sharp of Sharp Pix will file photos from the event for newsdesks. Paul can be reached at 0866689087. Photos will include pictures of the above personalities, as well as Yes Equality campaigners in front of the Yes Equality branded bus signing a polling card prop with a giant Vote Yes pencil prop.
• The Yes Equality Bus began its nationwide tour on 22 April, bringing the case for a Yes vote to town squares across the country, covering 66 locations in 26 counties over 27 days. The Bus’s remaining calendar on the run up to polling day can be found at