Nation Can’t Wait For This Referendum To Be Over


AS hostilities continues to increase from both sides of the referendum, the real human cost of the debate has hit home with a number of people as families become locked in disagreements, divided into yes and no factions.

Such moves away from civility has lead the Nation to collectively sigh and lock eyes on their calendar, eagerly awaiting the referendum date to pass so all this is over.

The unending hostility centred around the referendum on lowering the age of a presidential candidate of 21 continues to divide, prompting all major political parties to collectively voice their sympathies with the public on what is a fruticose subject.

Enda Kenny, flanked by Micheál Martin and Gerry Adams on the steps outside Leinster House reassured the public that we were just a few days away.

“I know for many this is an important referendum, and also a bit of a pain the way it is dragging on but we’re nearly there,” the Taoiseach said in a passionate display.

The consequences of the debate are very real for many people, and it is hard not to be emotionally drawn in by their moving stories.

“My son is 20, so I know what’s at stake,” Dublin father Eoin Breslin told WWN, “but my own father just won’t hear anything on the subject if I say I’m voting yes. Frankly, it’s tearing us apart”.

“I don’t want heroin orgies in the Aras and I won’t be silenced,” Eoin’s father, Thomas Breslin told WWN in a brisk and aggressive manner, typifying the sort of fevered debate this presidential referendum has sparked.

Meanwhile the Marriage Equality referendum has set a new record by prompting a record number of well meaning open letter submissions to national newspapers from both sides of the debate.