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The Marriage referendum: Door to door with the Yes people

Yes canvassers on the campaign trail in Dublin 8 found that while the reception they got was generally positive, it wasn’t uniformly so

9th May, 2015
Rachel Power and Simone George, Yes Equality campaigners, meet Marie Lawlor (voting Yes) from Long Lane in Dublin 8Maura Hickey

The rain had been pouring all day long, but the sun was out by the time that Yes Equality campaigners, decked out in orange bibs, gathered on Harold’s Cross Bridge in Dublin last Tuesday evening.

It was a different sort of door-to door campaign, with no politician to push in front of constituents and no party agenda to peddle. The majority of the 60-odd people who had gathered had never canvassed for anything...

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