Eoghan Murphy, who is running for Fine Gael in Dublin South East, issued a statement yesterday that is a model of clarity for other politicians to follow. It was a one line statement saying, quite simply: “Homosexuals should be allowed to marry.”
Same-sex marriage is not the most important issue in this election. But it goes to the heart of what sort of people we aspire to be. Apparently, our Dail will meet for much longer hours from now on, so we will have time to deal with job creation AND the banks AND same-sex marriage, AND political reform and a lot more besides.
Eoghan Murphy has done his bit. It’s now time for liberal voters in Dublin South East to support our people on the ballot paper. You know what you have to do.
And don’t forget, if you can’t give a particular liberal candidate your first preference, you can help him by making sure to give him a higher preference then you do his party running mate. Whomever that may be. Transfers are going to be VERY important tomorrow.