I have known Breda O’Brien for over 25 years.
I find quite a few of her positions hateful.
Without exception on all of the social justice referenda I have campaigned against her positions.
Breda and her other half Brendan Conroy are two of the most loving and good people I have met in life.
Whatever their views, they are not hateful.
They are the last people on earth I would ever imagine to be homophobes.
They have been brilliant parents to their kids and incredibly supportive friends – even to Liberals like me.
Let’s have a robust full-on debate in Irish society.
Hurling is a tough game like politics.
At the end of the toughest game, the teams line up to show their respect for the opposition.
I wish politics had the same ethic – especially political discourse on social media.
If like me you don’t want Ireland’s laws to reflect Breda’s views – do something positive – campaign for example on the upcoming referendum to give equal access to marriage for all our citizens.