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Thread: Why does Donegal (nearly) always vote no?

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    Default Why does Donegal (nearly) always vote no?

    56% in Donegal North East have voted no in the children's referendum. Donegal South West have also voted no, by a narrower margin. It was the only county to vote no to the Fiscal Treaty and the two Lisbon ones?
    Why is it such an outlier?

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    1. It's geographically an outlier
    2. Partition has meant it is very isolated from the rest of the State
    3. There is severe distrust of the State
    4. There is less trust in their own politicians
    5. Being a dissident is part of their collective character (and with Donegal ancestry I can speak with some experience).

    6. DDP just referred to the county being neglected by Dublin
    7. Joe McHugh TD wants a study as to why it is a naysayer.

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    The only way out is through Leitrim. Wouldn't you be pretty pissed?
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    The only way out is through Sligo. Wouldn't you be pretty pissed?
    Actually it's through Leitrim...

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    Actually it's through Leitrim...
    Realised that just after I pressed 'reply'. Point stands
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Con Gallagher View Post
    56% in Donegal North East have voted no in the children's referendum. Donegal South West have also voted no, by a narrower margin. It was the only county to vote no to the Fiscal Treaty and the two Lisbon ones?
    Why is it such an outlier?

    Possible answers
    1. It's geographically an outlier
    2. Partition has meant it is very isolated from the rest of the State
    3. There is severe distrust of the State
    4. There is less trust in their own politicians
    5. Being a dissident is part of their collective character (and with Donegal ancestry I can speak with some experience).

    6. DDP just referred to the county being neglected by Dublin
    7. Joe McHugh TD wants a study as to why it is a naysayer.
    It's because they're cleverer and less capable of being bullied or bought than the moral vacuum that exists in most of the other 25 counties...

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    Distrust of the state, historically always very rebellious, no urban centre, geographically isolated and very poor.
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    Donegal bashers. Donegal are all Ireland champs. big deal done with Glasgow Celtic, more in common with Chicago and Boston than D4 land. Donegal also stood solidly against the divorce referendum scam.

    Maybe the problem is with you and not with Donegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Realised that just after I pressed 'reply'. Point stands
    No it doesn't - north Leitrim's stretch of road has the sea on one side and the mountains on the other, with Glencar a short drive away. Then you come into north Sligo and there is Ben Bulben, Truskmore, Classiebawn castle and Mullaghmore, all right beside you as you drive, with beautiful Maugherow and Lissadell a short distance to the west after Grange village, and Lough Gill, Dromahair, and Parkes Castle a short drive in the other direction. It's actually one of the nicest parts of Ireland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary_queen_of_the_gael View Post
    Maybe the problem is with you and not with Donegal.
    Nobody seems to have a problem with south county Dublin being more "liberal" than the rest of the state

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    The only way out is through Leitrim. Wouldn't you be pretty pissed?
    The only way out? Since when did they close off the border crossings at Bridgend, Muff, (whisper it!), Strabane, Clady, Castlederg, Pettigo, and Belleek?
    Pah! Typical southern Irish, one-dimensional thought process to respond like that......................

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