Behind Ireland's winning marriage equality campaign
Ireland is fundamentally a socially conservative country, believes Tiernan Brady, former Political Director of the country's victorious 'Yes Equality' campaign for civil marriage equality.
"People looked at Ireland as the land of Father Ted and priests and sheep. And that's true," said Brady, at Mumbrella 2016.
"Ireland is a religious country. It is a conservative country. It was the day before that vote, and it was the day after."
And yet, Ireland ushered in a new era of LGBT rights after its people voted to amend the country's Constitution to provide that...