Can we allow another referendum like this?

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A couple embrace upon learning of the referendum outcome - EPA/Aidan Crawley

A referendum Yes campaign funded by €25 million from the US and complex arguments reduced to marketing slogans says little for the integrity and dignity of our democracy

There is relief that the referendum campaign is over. It’s like coming up for air.

Never in a lifetime of journalistic experience can I remember a referendum campaign that unleashed such levels of bitterness and division within Irish society.

It didn’t have to be like this, and I have no doubt that the direction chosen by the government served to inflame the situation.

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