Saturday 23 May 2015 is set to be a very important date. Not only is it the day of the Eurovision grand final, as y’all already know, it’s also the day when we discover the results of the Marriage Referendum in Ireland. Should the 22 May referendum pass, same-sex couples will be able to marry for the first time. The campaign has been ongoing for several months now, and as the end draws near, those on both the “Yes” and “No” sides are intensifying their efforts.
Many celebrities have already backed the “Yes” campaign and expressed their support for marriage equality, including Hozier, Ellie Goulding, Colin Farrell and The Script. But they’re not the only ones. Several Irish Eurovision and Eurosong stars have taken to social media to support the “Yes” campaign too.
We’ve rounded up a selection below.
Molly Sterling – 2015
Nikki Kavanagh – Eurosong 2015 and 2011
May 22 make sure you’ve registered to vote!! pic.twitter.com/JlwWbfxW8i
— Nikki Kavanagh (@Nikki_Kavanagh) April 15, 2015
Ryan Dolan – 2013
Dustin the Turkey – 2008
— Dustin The Turkey (@DustinOfficial) April 3, 2015
Donal Skehan – Eurosong 2008
Brian Kennedy – 2006
— Artisan Parlour (@artisanparlour) April 20, 2015
Fionnuala Sherry of Secret Garden – Norway 1995
Charlie McGettigan – 1994
Linda Martin – 1992 and 1984
Could Ireland be celebrating on the double? A victory at Eurovision and marriage equality? Only time will tell. For now both sides are “Playing With Numbers” – every vote counts! Information on how to register to vote can be found HERE (the deadline is 5 May) and more details on the referendum HERE.
Will Conchita’s message ring true once again in May?