Monday, August 05, 2013

EngageMint Party

Fresh: 1. Ellie Balfe and Roisin Agnew; 2. Fiona Mullen; 3. Adrian O'Keeffe Flynn and Phillip McNulty. (Pix. KH)

Ben & Jerry’s threw an ‘EngageMint Party’ to celebrate its proposal to equal marriage rights advocate, Marriage Equality, in Fallon & Byrne.  Toasting all things equal, guests were treated to tipples, tunes and scoops of the dairy-liciously renamed Mint Chocolate Chunk flavour, EngageMint

RTE’s Aenghus Mac Grianna and partner Terry Gill, entertained the crowd with stories of their proposal plus his right to say his vows as Gaeilge.  Dil Wickremasinghe presenter of Newstalk’s Global Village show and her partner Anne Marie Toole were also there to say why they’re with the 79% of the Constitutional Convention.

Bloggers Leanne Woodfull and Ciara O’Doherty joined photographer of the moment Conor Clinch and reigning Alternative Miss Ireland Sinead Burke for a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s ‘EngageMint Party’ flavour.  Disco DJ du jour Rocky T Delgado kept the dance floor full well into the night.

It all started when Marriage Equality said ‘YES!’ to Ben & Jerry’s and now the two have joined hands to encourage the deliberating members of Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann that it’s time to say yes to marriage equality for same sex couples.

Fans can address the importance of equal rights in Ireland by downloading a handy letter template at and sending it on to their local TD or Senator, or by visiting