A meeting of the SIPTU National Executive Committee, today (Friday, 23rd January), called on the union's members to vote ‘Yes’.

Commenting on the decision, SIPTU Campaigns and Equality Organiser, Ethel Buckley, said: “In a real Republic based on equal citizenship, civil marriage should be open to all citizens. By voting ‘Yes’, SIPTU members will be according same sex couples the right to equality.”