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LOCAL CROSS-PARTY REACTION AFTER …. LESS THAN 28% TURNOUT AND MARGINAL ‘YES’ WIN

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16 Nov 2012 Comments Off on LOCAL CROSS-PARTY REACTION AFTER …. LESS THAN 28% TURNOUT AND MARGINAL ‘YES’ WIN

By PATSY McARDLE DESPITE the record low Referendum turnout of less than 28 per cent in Cavan/Monaghan, the electorate passed the Children’s Referendum last weekend on the slim per centage margin of 53.85 per cent for the ‘Yes’ campaign, as against a percentage of 46.15 per cent for the ‘No’ vote. Indeed until all the 255 ballot boxes—137 from Cavan and 118 from Monaghan—were opened at the count in the Cavan Sports’ Centre on Sunday, it was quite difficult to predict, with any ...