Tag Archives: Repealthe8th

Life Changes

Some thoughts while waiting for the count. Negative campaigning didn’t suppress the vote. It infuriated young voters tired of the dead hand of history and impatient for the polls to open so they could cast their vote and move on. And speaking of young people… The young voted against the Eighth in 1983, but they were outnumbered by the old. In 1983,Ireland has a young, educated population, half of them… Read Article →

The Eighth

Every foreign TV report of the Eighth campaign Cottage and sheep in the distance. Saint Patrick’s Day parade. Church spires. Farmer with a border collie. Keith Mills. Leo Varadkar’s socks. Nuns. Pantibar. Fintan O’Toole. Closing shot of sunset behind Hapenny bridge. Things you won’t hear during the Eighth campaign “And joining us now is [Insert Name] from Lolek Ltd, a privately-held limited company trading under the business name of the Iona… Read Article →