A one-man No show in Navan, and a ‘very close’ call in Tipperary

In the run-up to this Friday’s referendum, we checked in with two TDs who are urging a No vote as they pounded the pavements

Peadar Tóibín of Sinn Féin at Woodlands estate on the outskirts of Navan with other No campaign canvassers Pic: Maura Hickey

On a bright sunny Thursday evening in Navan, Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín and four enthusiastic women, including his sister Noelle, are pounding the pavements of the Woodlands estate, knocking on doors and asking for residents to vote No in this Friday’s Eighth Amendment referendum.

“I think Meath is a bellwether constituency,” Tóibín says. “We’re a big commuter belt yet we have some rural areas as well. I would say if you get ...