A world first in Ireland as it asks the population to vote in referendum to allow same-sex marriage. All Ireland's political parties are lined up behind a "Yes" vote while most religious organisations find themselves on the "No" side. If the country votes "Yes", Ireland will become the first country to legalise gay marriage by a popular, national vote. It would also confirm the decline of the Catholic Church's authority in the country.
Programme prepared by Yong Chim and Lina Fahoum