Tag Archives: Voting

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 →

On voting

I wasn’t at home for the divorce referendum in 1995, so I could only follow it from a distance online. It wasn’t until a few years later I got talking to my brother about the day of the vote. He was off work, or they finished a job early that day (I can’t remember which), and they ended up in the pub. And across the street from the pub is… Read Article →