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Saturday 10 December 2016

Dublin paper firm turns anti-gay marriage flyers into confetti

Daintree Paper shop assistant Roisin Farrel with some of the A Shred of Decency confetti
Daintree Paper shop assistant Roisin Farrel with some of the A Shred of Decency confetti

A DUBLIN paper company is turning anti-gay marriage literature into confetti to raise money for the Vote Yes campaign for May's referendum.

Daintree Paper in Camden Street wants people to donate "dishonest" anti-gay marriage leaflets and flyers that they receive.

The company has produced a video called A Shred of Decency to promote the idea and all profits generated from the confetti will be donated to the Yes campaign.

The video features same-sex couples talking about their relationships in a shower of heart confetti.

The recycled confetti is being packaged into €5 bags for couples to use on their big day.

So far the company has received orders from Denmark, Belgium and the US, said shop manager Nicola Doyle.

impossible

"It's a fantastic idea. As soon as I heard it I thought, let's go for it," she said.

"The initial leaflet collection was easy, but now we're hoping it will become nearly impossible as people engage in a different type of campaigning.

"Other leaflets came to us from NUI Maynooth students who had received literature from a group called No Way is Ireland Gay."

Last month a postcard linking same-sex marriage to Jimmy Savile was sent to the Students Union in the Co Kildare college as a vote on raising a pride flag on campus was due to take place.

It read: "Jimmy Savile, Gary Glitter and Rolf Harris all propagated homosexual marriage."

These are the types of leaflets Daintree Paper wants to recycle. Others that have been used include leaflets on research linking being gay with cancer.

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