The No side needs a change in fortune

The latest Red C poll also shows support for Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin rising, while that for Fine Gael and Labour is falling, writes Pat Leahy.

12th May, 2012
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin and Ann Phelan TD canvass for a Yes vote last week. Photo: Pat Moore

With the referendum campaign now well under way, the Yes side retains a clear lead. Moreover, that lead has increased in the past fortnight and now appears well established.

That does not mean it is impregnable - far from it. Election and referendum campaigns in the recent past have seen enough late swings to demonstrate that it ain't over until the fat lady sings. But it's pretty clear now that something major will have to...

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