Thursday February 20, 2020

Ireland sleep walking into seven referendums

The Laurel and Hardy approach to referendum coverage has become commonplace in Irish broadcasting

31st December, 2017
Minister for Children Katherine Zappone

The events of this past month have confirmed one obvious point and one less obvious point about the forthcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment. What is obvious, particularly in light of the furore surrounding the publication of the Oireachtas committee’s report on the issue, is that the campaign will be a rancorous and bitter one. What is less obvious (though becoming increasingly obvious with the passage of time) is that the architecture for the conduct...

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