Written by Fergus McCarthy
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Topics: Ireland, Irish

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

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Funny money.

Ireland will go to the polls on Thursday 12th June to vote on the Lisbon treaty referendum as the only country from 27 members states that will allow its citizens an opinion and a democratic right to decide both the future of their country and possibly the future of Europe.

Such freedom is not taken lightly by Irish voters but on this occasion the Irish electorate are somewhat confused by the Treaty.

Colm Gaffney is concerned about immigration.

'I dont want to go to some Poles house on Tursday, I see enough o dem at work, dey probably dont want to see me either.

'De English don't have to do it so why should we?"

Eamonn Dunphy, Journalist, RTE Football pundit and Author said "Ronaldo's just a clown, I love Graeme Souness, I think he's gweat"

Consensus of opinion is divided and the result will be hard to predict as polling day looms.

A group of students from Dublin's Trinity College are firmly embedded in the Yes camp and barstool of the Students anti war Commitee Gavin O'Driscoll had this to say in say in support of the Treaty.

"I support the treaty roight. Portugal is a beautiful country and I don't think it's roight that we should be engaged in an armed conflict with them over something as trivial as sardines
I'm voting 'Yes' so we can get the troops home by Xmas."

"I tink it's wrong" Hairdresser Michelle Glennon protests "Oim definitely a 'No' voter. I dont want to be a 'Lesbian', if every has to be a Lesbian den all de hairdressers in Europe will be out of work.
Dey all look like dey've had lice dem lesbians"

"I am a lecturer in European Parliamentry studies and socio economics at TGIF University College Galway and I haven't got a fuckin clue what it's about," said a Lecturer from TGIF UCG.

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