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?
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.