The day before the vote
Today it is the last day on which newspapers are allowed to report on the referendum campaign. So it was interesting to see, what were their last messages. I counted the articles and photos in the Irish Times, Irish Examiner and Irish Independent which give the stage to the yes or no side. The features for the yes side summed up to 20 against 10 for the no side. The main messages of the Yes side are: If we do not vote yes it will be a disaster for Ireland and we will be an embarrassment for Europe. And the no-campaign is accused to be “dishonest” and to have invented false arguments against the treaty to deliberately confuse the debate.