The silent vote will decide the outcome of this referendum

If the No side prevails, the backlash from modern Ireland will focus angrily on Fianna Fáil

6th May, 2018

As we embark on the final phase of the campaign, the Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin, will be praying for a Yes vote in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. I wrote at the time of his surprising intervention in the Dáil debate, and that his stance in favour of repeal, in terms of his party’s electoral impact in urban Ireland, was inspired. It should not be inferred that only electoral...

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