The Managing Director of the Rose of Tralee says Maria Walsh’s sexuality is nobody’s business but her own.
The 2014 International Rose of Tralee revealed over the weekend that she is gay.
She says the Rose of Tralee is about celebrating women’s intelligence, careers, and their volunteer work.
She added that during the competition, the question of her sexuality never came up, and to her, being gay is normal.
Anthony O’Gara says he and the Rose of Tralee committee are very proud of Maria: