One of the more extraordinary features of Irish referendum debates on EU treaties tends to be their focus on issues with little or no relevance to the treaty involved. Discussion on the 1992 Treaty of Maastricht - largely about European Monetary Union - focused greatly on abortion.
Last June’s Lisbon Treaty debate involved fears - stoked by anti-treaty campaigners - concerning corporate taxes, neutrality and/or abortion, which many have now come to realise had little to...
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