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Waterford turns out to say YES to Marriage Equality

But No to lowering of Presidential age requirement

The Waterford constituency came out strongly in support of the Marriage Equality Referendum. A total of 60.3% of people in Waterford voted an emphatic Yes vote to amend Article 41 of the Constitution and was the first constituency to declare its result in the South-East.

In total 28,313 voted Yes and 18,620 voted No in the same-sex marriage referendum, a margin of 60.3 per cent to 39.7%.

Turnout in the Referenda was a respectable 47,297 or 59.3% with 46,933 valid votes cast. There were 364 spoiled votes.

However, the other referendum which was completely overshadowed by the marriage referendum, to lower the required age of presidential candidates from 35 to 21 was rejected by almost three to one. 12,251 people voted Yes and 34,534 voted No.

A particular noteworthy point in the count centre and at polling stations was the large number of younger voters who cast their ballot and turned out for the count. There were scenes of widespread jubilation when the result of the marriage referendum was announced at the count centre at Waterford Institute of Technology. It should also be noted that the No campaigners were gracious in their defeat and there were no untoward scenes.

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Waterford turns out to say YES to Marriage Equality

Waterford turns out to say YES to Marriage Equality

Waterford Airport and VLM Airlines host a full house at Chamber Business After Hours

Waterford Airport and VLM Airlines host a full house at Chamber Business After Hours

Waterford Airport on Thursday evening (May 21) hosted a full house for the Waterford Chamber Business After Hours networking event at the Airport Terminal Building. The Business After Hours event saw over 100 business people attend the evening where... Read more »»

O’Ryan not to seek F.F. nomination at selection convention

Collr. M.J. O’Ryan, current Cathaoirleach of Comeragh who was first elected in 2009 when topping the FF poll in County Waterford with 1329 votes, who also topped the entire poll in city and county in 2014 in attaining 1486 votes will not be putting his name forward for selection at conWaterford Fianna Fail convention.

The Primary school principal from Ballymacarbry was strongly tipped within the party to contest upcoming general election as a western based candidate.

O'Ryan is also current Party Whip within City and County,... Read more »»

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    Yes!Ireland rightly considers itself a unique and distinct country in the world. That reputation might have been tarnished over the last number of years with the Church sex scandals and the huge crash our economy took but with the results of last weekend's referendum on marriage equality it would seem that that same reputation is burnished a little brighter today.The resounding Yes vote by the people of Ireland is a hugely important statement in terms of how this country and its citizens see themse …

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