A Former Government Minister Came Out – And No-One Batted An Eyelid

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Fianna Fáil's former minister and TD, Pat Carey, came out as gay last week to Irish media. Fianna Fáil’s former minister and TD, Pat Carey, came out as gay last week to Irish media.

EILE’s Scott De Buitléir takes a moment to reflect on a historic moment that, in some ways, shows how far we have come 

Late last week, a former Irish government minister criticised his own political party for lacking “energy and urgency” in their campaign to support Ireland’s upcoming referendum on marriage equality.

For a former senior politican such as Pat Carey (who served as Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs from 2010 to 2011) to criticise his own political party, Fianna Fáil, on the issue is constructive, and supports the marriage equality cause in Ireland.

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Travel: Copenhagen & Malmö in a Weekend

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The beautiful quayside of Nyhavn is popular with tourists, which also makes it quite expensive. [Image: Scott De Buitléir] The beautiful quayside of Nyhavn is popular with tourists, which also makes it quite expensive. [Image: Scott De Buitléir] EILE’s Scott De Buitléir takes off to Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö for a romantic weekend getaway 

Copenhagen might not be a top holiday destination in the minds of many people, but it ought to be. The Danish capital is full of great bars & cafés, beautiful architecture, wonderful food and friendly faces to boot.

Flying directly from Dublin, it takes about two hours to get to Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup,

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Out NOW: EILE February 2015 Issue!

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Screen shot 2015-02-06 at 04.05.17The February 2015 edition of EILE Magazine is out now, to read and download for free! 

Love is in the air, as we chat to MarriagEquality’s Gráinne Healy ahead of the marriage referendum in May. We get ready for Béar Féile 2015 in March chatting with Mr Bear Ireland, Jozef Certan, as well as the band WOLF from the UK. We also chat with Stephen Donnan, founder of the new cross-border equality group, #LoveProudly2015.

As well as all that, we have lots of music, interviews, books, film, opinion pieces, and so much more!

Read or download this month’s issue by clicking on the cover image or visiting issuu.com/eilemagazine!

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