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Irish Companies Supporting Marriage Equality

22 April 2015

Companies are holding a wide range of events in workplaces throughout Ireland, supporting a Yes vote on May 22nd.

Following on foot of Ibec’s statement that marriage equality is good for employees, good for business and good for Ireland, companies all round Ireland large and small are supporting marriage equality. Here’s just a flavour of what companies are doing.

Businesses around the country are fundraising on the ground for Yes Equality.

  • The staff of Toni & Guy Dublin opened their doors and gave haircuts with 100% of proceeds going towards the campaign.
  • Oscars of Smithfield and Fishamble Street in Dublin are selling Yupcakes with all proceeds going to supporting the campaign.
  • Microsoft have organised a fundraising evening at the Bord Gais Theatre in May.
  • Cafe Rothar of Fade St, Dublin have organised a sponsored cycle with donations being encouraged from participants.

Companies are communicating their support and supporting employees.

  • Over 80 companies have already endorsed the Business for Yes campaign.
  • Insurance provider Blue Insurance are taking out a adverts on Dublin Bus in the run up to the referendum.  They have placed “Support Equality” stamps on their websites to highlight their support of equality and diversity in the workplace.
  • Dundalk based software company Vennetics have announced they’ll be giving each member of staff an additional half day of annual leave to vote on May 22nd.
  • Dublin law firm Arthur Cox hosted marriage equality advocate Senator Katharine Zappone for a lunchtime talk on the importance of equality in the workplace. 
  • InterTech Ireland, a professional network encouraging LGBT diversity in the Irish tech sector held an evening event at Facebook Dublin on the subject of Rainbow Families, celebrating the diverse nature of modern families in Ireland.
  • Citibank in conjunction with their CitiPride LGBT Network will be holding a fireside discussion on the subject of Modern Families at their headquarters in Dublin’s IFSC, where a panel of speakers from different backgrounds will discuss the challenges and advantages of living in a modern family in Ireland today.

If your business or workplace wants to get involved, fundraise and to download posters go toYesEquality.ie/Business now.

Have you seen a business in your area fundraising for Yes Equality? Take a picture and share on social media using the hashtag #Biz4Yes and help us spread the word.