Micheál Martin’s abortion stance a response to strong mood for change
The promise of change, renewal, reform is a very powerful political trope
Jan 20, 2018
When the referendum on same-sex marriage was passed in 2015, the world marvelled at how Ireland had changed. Once a byword for austere Catholic conservatism, suddenly we had become the first country in the world to endorse marriage equality in a popular vote. Truth to tell, we were probably surprised ourselves.