While many members of Congress have declared their positions on the Iran nuclear deal, a significant number remain undecided. I and my colleagues in the administration have spoken to many of those still digging into its details, poring over the annexes and asking specific questions—questions like how long traces of uranium would be detectable after a hidden site was “cleaned up” (answer: many lifetimes over) or what the “snap back” of sanctions at the United Nations would mean for businesses that had already signed new contracts in Iran (answer: they would have to phase out their contracts or face penalties for violating sanctions). They are asking these questions in an effort to determine what is best for our national security.
The official results make it clear that Ireland has voted yes to marriage equality. The final vote was 62.4% in favor of same sex marriage and 37.6% against. The yes vote was well over 70% in Dublin, and between 50 and 65 percent for most of the rest of the country. This is, on the face of it, an amazing result, given Ireland’s past traditions of conservatism. Two decades ago, in a similar referendum, Irish voters barely passed a measure allowing for divorce. Now it’s the first country in the world to vote for marriage equality in a popular referendum. How did it happen?
The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a traditionally Catholic country that only decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago. After one of the largest turnouts in a referendum there, 62 percent of voters said 'Yes', making Ireland the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a popular vote.
Country superstar Garth Brooks was in Croke Park, Ireland, on Monday to make a special announcement: He'll be returning to the stadium there, where he performed two sold-out concerts back in 1997, for another pair of gigs July 25-26.
The US government is putting real pressure on Northern Ireland’s politicians to sort out the flag row at the Haas talks before the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.
Leave it to the Irish to teach their American cousins a thing or two about the ancient art of the smackdown.
Sixty-seven per cent of the Irish support legalisation of same-sex marriage, according to an Irish Times/Behaviour Attitudes poll released on 15 September.
Two thirds of Irish people support gay marriage a new Irish Times poll has found. The number is far higher than in recent polls and shows a clear trend towards a more accepting view of gay marriage.