Irish ambassador Dan Mulhall has accepted a human rights award in London to recognise Ireland’s ground-breaking gay marriage referendum earlier this summer.
On Monday, Ireland’s ambassador for Britain, accepted the Collective Voice Award on behalf of the people of Ireland from UK NGO.
This Liberty Human Rights Award recognises the movement by the population to allow amendments to be made to the Irish constitution, and become the first country to legalise gay marriage by popular vote.
Last month, President D Higgins signed the outcome of the vote into the constitution, and it will be disclosed to the Dáil this month.
Actress and political advocate Vanessa Redgrave and Liberty’s Director, Shami Chakrabarti, presented Ambassador Mulhall with the award.
He said: “It was a great honour for me to attend the Liberty Human Rights Awards 2015 and to receive the ‘Collective Voice Award’ on behalf of the people of Ireland in recognition of the result of the Marriage Equality Referendum.”
Liberty Human Rights Awards are held every year, celebrating the work of people and institutions, who never stop working to preserve the freedom and rights of everybody.