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Mixed reaction on streets to Irish EU "no" vote

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Mixed reaction on streets to Irish EU "no" vote


On the streets of Dublin, reaction to news of the Irish EU referendum result was mixed. Some think the outcome was the right one.

“I just feel for Ireland that the “no” vote was a better decision, I just don’t think voting “yes” would benefit Ireland as everybody says it would,” said one woman.

Some feel the vote was influenced by other considerations.

“I am very disappointed, actually,” said another woman.
“I feel the scaremongering and the misinformation has won out. At the end of the day, there was a lack of clarity, lack of information and I think people just voted “no” because they were not sure.”

A man said: “I voted “no”, but I am a little uncomfortable now that I have voted “no” because of the groups on the “no” side. I would not be a Sinn Fein supporter.”

Turnout was a healthy 53 percent. Electoral returns have showed opposition to the treaty was concentrated in working class areas where people can be suspicious of Brussels and of their own political representatives.

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