Friday February 21, 2020

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Desperately seeking a Yes or No answer.

26th May, 2012
Despina Charalampidou, Greek Syriza MP (centre), with her interpreter and Joan Collins TD (left) at a United Left Alliance press conference. Photo: Tony O'Shea

On a warm evening, ten days before the fiscal treaty referendum, a Fine Gael public meeting got underway in a stuffy hotel conference room.

"Oh, it's just like South Beach!" one woman exclaimed as she pointed to the outdoor seating in the Hampton Hotel.

Another busied herself describing the great summer holiday deal she had just secured. "To get three trips at the price they were offering! Dingy, ding, ding!"

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