« BackKeel native to act as Grand Marshall of Galway Pride Parade

Former Minister for Equality – Kerry native Pat Carey – will lead thousands through Galway City this afternoon as Grand Marshall of the Pride Parade.

Pat Carey

The politician, a long-serving member of Fianna Fáil who hails from Keel, only came out publicly this year.

The Pride Festival is Ireland’s oldest and expects to see thousands take part in celebrations today in the wake of the Marriage Referendum.

Mr Carey says – as a man who was in Government when homosexuality was decriminalised – he never imagined he’d be chosen to lead a pride parade.