Ireland: Knocking on doors in hostile territories: What its like to canvass for the referendum when local voting trends are against you

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Knocking on doors in hostile territories: What its like to canvass for the referendum when local voting trends are against you
What's it like to canvass for the referendum when historical local voting trends are against you?

May 13 2018

Kiem Bielenberg tracks the Yes campaign to Roscommon, while John Meagher joins the No campaign in Dalkey

Roscommon has been portrayed as a conservative backwater after it was the only constituency that voted against marriage equality. So how are Yes campaigners faring on abortion? Kim Bielenberg reports.

On the streets in Roscommon, campaigners for a Yes vote in the abortion referendum are annoyed by the county's portrayal as Ireland's conservative backwater.

continued: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/abortion-referendum/knocking-on-doors-in-hostile-territories-what-its-like-to-canvass-for-the-referendum-when-local-voting-trends-are-against-you-36894899.html