A huge thanks to everyone in Dublin West and across the country who helped secure the Yes vote in the marriage referendum on Saturday.
I was particularly proud of the fact that the 70.6% Yes vote in our constituency was the 8th highest in the country. This was boosted by the thousands of people who joined the electoral register for the first time.
I spent most of the campaign working with the Dublin West Yes Equality group, which I coordinated with TJ Clare. It was a hugely gratifying experience to see so many people, young and old, gay and straight, many of whom had no previous experience with politics, come together and work for such an important cause. I also want to thank those local political representatives who supported our campaign and canvassed with us.
It was a privilege to be able to stand in Dublin Castle and here the official result be announced. It was a day that I will never forget.