Eilish O'Carroll - Actress and Playwright

Fundamentally I believe every citizen is equal, and that we should have the same rights in marriage as every other couple in our land. Personally, I'm a lesbian and I would like the choice and the right to civil marriage if I want to do that.

And that really is why I'm here (at the 2012 LGBT Noise March for Marriage).

I admire the wonderful work that has been done by all the campaigners to date for huge improvements in our lives for the better, that happened in a very short period of time but we're still not quite there.

I do believe that we will get there.

I believe that the Irish people as a whole agree that everybody should have the same rights.

It's as simple as that.

Actress (Mrs Brown's Boys) and Playwright Eilish O'Carroll, 12 August 2012