Donegal man explains why his county decided to vote No in the referendum 2 years ago

Donegal man explains why his county decided to vote No in the referendum

Some great points made here.

Ireland has voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment after 66.4% of the country voted yes. Out of 40 constituencies, 39 voted in favour of repealing the eighth.

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Donegal was the only constituency to vote no in the referendum - the outcome was that 51.9% voted no, and 48.1% voted yes.

This being said, one Donegal man thinks that this does not tell the story.

Noel Sharkey took to Twitter to justify the reasons why that particular constituency voted the way that it did, and it makes a hell of a let of sense.

Have a look at it for yourself here:

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Sharkey makes the point that plenty of people in the south of Donegal will have voted in Sligo/Leitrim due to constituency boundaries.

He also made the important point that many Donegal people went through an awful lot to ensure that this amendment was repealed, and that belittling and insulting the county for how they voted is flat out insulting, considering that: "Donegal women contributed to the national debate, sharing their harrowing personal stories of fatal foetal abnormality and rape, having had to travel some of the longest journeys to access healthcare."

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