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Nearly three-quarters of Irish people in favour of gay marriage

Three in five Irish people also believe that gay couples should be allowed to adopt children.

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ALMOST THREE-QUARTERS of people in Ireland are in favour of gay marriage according to a new poll published today.

A Sunday Times/Red C poll found that 73 per cent of people agree that gay couples should be allowed to marry with 53 per cent of those agreeing strongly with the idea.

A total of 14 per cent strongly disagree with the idea while 8 per cent disagree slightly. The poll found that women were more likely to agree with the idea of gay marriage than men by a difference of 16 per cent.

Three in five also believe that gay couples should be allowed to adopt children, according to the poll.

Read more of Ciara Kenny’s story in The Sunday Times print edition or online (Subscription required) >

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