Today is referendum day! Ireland votes today on whether or not to amend the constitution with regard to marriage and the age of presidential candidates. We (and every other household) got this through our mail slot a few weeks ago:
Irish citizens who live abroad apparently are not eligible to vote from where they are, so there has been a campaign to get them to come home and cast their vote. It appears that many people are doing this!
We were going out the other day and the young man who lives next door came out to chat. He said, "Big vote in a couple of days. For equality." I was delighted to hear that and to hear that he'd been talking with his mates about it. I told him how I had felt a few years ago when I got to vote in favor of civil rights (which in my opinion should not have to be voted on) in Maine, if only at the state level. We parted in agreement that we all had our fingers crossed for the yes side to prevail, but we won't know until tomorrow.