The announcement that the government is refusing allow certain civil servants to have their pensions recognised as Spouse and Children Pensions is also in defiance of and contrary to the sovereign will of over 1.62 million Irish people as expressed in the landslide Yes result in the marriage referendum.
Olivia O’Leary’s latest excellent column for RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime on the marriage referendum has been doing the rounds since it was broadcast three days ago. In it, based on her experiences of Irish politics and voting habits when it comes to civil rights and ‘social issues,’ she sums up her concerns. And she’s afraid. Very afraid.