Mr Varadkar – who is the Republic’s first openly gay leader – championed the LGBT cause just days after Sir Jeffrey Donaldson of the Democratic Unionist Party warned him not to “interfere in the internal affairs of Northern Ireland”.Same-sex marriage is outlawed in Northern Ireland – unlike in the Republic and the rest of the UK where it is legal.It was the biggest parade to take place in the region this year.The PSNI has come under some criticism for allowing officers to join the parade, with accusations their participation will undermine the organisation’s stated neutrality in the region.Mr Varadkar said change to the law in Northern Ireland was on the horizon while he put in his show of support for the LGBT community at Pride Breakfast event at the Northern Whig pub in central Belfast.He said: “I think it’s only a matter of time although it is of course a decision for the Northern Ireland assembly to take, but I am confident that like other western European countries they will make that decision in due course.” The Taoiseach added that he had turned up at the event “to state my support, my government’s support for equality before the law and individual freedom for all citizens no matter where they happen to reside”.The latest additions include some 140,000 records from Worcestershire and Warwickshire.This latest addition are all baptism records from the Malvern Family History Society.
Leo Varadkar spoke out in what he called a “support for equality” after he attended a Belfast Pride breakfast in the second day of his first official visit there.
It was once a popular stop for Irish immigrants, who were drawn to the area by its steel making and shirt making facilities.
The population of Troy today is roughly the same as it was 100 years ago.
The DUP rejects any suggestion it is homophobic, insisting it is protecting the “traditional” definition of marriage, and has called for tolerance of what are increasingly minority views.
It does not have enough members in the new Assembly to veto an equal marriage vote on its own, but there is no immediate prospect of the deeply divided administration being restored.
The latest additions are transcripts of headstones from St Agnes cemetery in Menands, New York.