Thursday, May 31, 2012

Republic of Ireland votes on EU fiscal pact – and polls indicate early lead for 'Yes' camp

If the opinion polls in the Republic of Ireland are correct, there will be a victory for the Yes campaign when the votes cast in yesterday’s referendum on the European fiscal treaty are counted today.

But a random sample of voters in the border town of Dundalk yesterday indicated that while Yes supporters may have the stronger vote, those in the No camp still hold strong emotions.

“We're not a country like Greece for going out to riot and all that kind of thing,” said Dundalk health worker Andrew Carroll. “But I'm voting No to give two fingers up to the government.” Read More