Donegal : very slow to count the abortion referendum & the only no, why ?

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Why is Donegal so different to the rest of the country ?

https://mobile.twitter.com/rtepolitics/status/1000426318092230658
BREAKING RESULT: Donegal said No - NO 51.87% YES 48.13%
https://mobile.twitter.com/EileenMagnier/status/1000416580868636674
No declaration in #donegal until AFTER National announcement buy it will be NO from donegal
https://mobile.twitter.com/EileenMagnier/status/1000427070349107200
#donegal votes NO - 35,091 -
YES 32,559
Might remedial education be a good idea, or simply give them to Northern Ireland ?



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Ive been examining the Census for clues, like a higher proportion of older people - but that doesnt particularly seem to be the case. As for being slower it might have to do with its difficult geography to get to and from polling stations, including the islands.
 

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I kinda agree with this from the irish times live blog

This will not be an easy couple of weeks for people in Donegal, or indeed Yes voters who are from Donegal but are registered elsewhere.

There will be analysis. There will be OpEds. Unemplyment figures will be thrown out. We must remember that the margin was very small - 48% to 52%.

Many in people in Roscommon felt patronised by this level of analysis following the marriage equality referendum. This is a democracy, people need not explain themselves.
 

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they're more intact with their roots and traditions, also beening near the 6 counties they still remember the threat of people trying to destroy their culture
 

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Imo:
Deranged hillbilly sheep shaggers , work dodgers who commit welfare fraud and developmentally a few centuries behind the rest of Ireland

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If you ever visit Donegal you will quickly learn that they feel no connection with Dublin or the rest of the country. They are totally withdrawn and disaffected. They feel isolated and neglected. Historically, they look to Derry, Belfast and talk about Glasgow as if it was just down the road.
 

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Imo:
Deranged hillbilly sheep shaggers , work dodgers who commit welfare fraud and developmentally a few centuries behind the rest of Ireland

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I am not from Donegal but that is patronising offensive ************************e.

It compares with the offensive attitudes shown by the London media to the Irish in colonial times and right down to the present day.

Bexit was based on that kind of pathetic thinking.
 

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I am not from Donegal but that is patronising offensive ************************e.

It compares with the offensive attitudes shown by the London media to the Irish in colonial times and right down to the present day.

Bexit was based on that kind of pathetic thinking.
You're another of these closeted Donegalers ... too afraid to admit to your horrifying condition even on an anonymous website

Donegal is more like a Third World country...

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My take is that there are no jobs, young people leave, so remaining population are older and remain traditional and religious.

In Dublin, old people get new neighbours and are confronted by more change. So some change.
 

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Donegal very slow to count the abortion referendum...?

Well if they had to count all of it no wonder they were slow.
 

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Thomas Pringle blamed it on the lack of activity of key Yes figures, he didn't mention any names.
 

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You're another of these closeted Donegalers ... too afraid to admit to your horrifying condition even on an anonymous website

Donegal is more like a Third World country...

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Look I am not from Donegal at all.

I do not see the necessity to be offensive to people because of where they come from.

We are all members of the human race.

Brexit is an example of the fact that a message painted by London media to the effect that Europeans and of course the Paddies are inferior human beings was sold to the English.
 

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If you ever visit Donegal you will quickly learn that they feel no connection with Dublin or the rest of the country. They are totally withdrawn and disaffected. They feel isolated and neglected. Historically, they look to Derry, Belfast and talk about Glasgow as if it was just down the road.
Donegal IS isolated and neglected. It is probably the main victim in the Republic of the partition of the island imposed by the British. North Donegal, in particular, is artificially separated from its natural hinterland and major city of Derry.
 

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Look I am not from Donegal at all.

I do not see the necessity to be offensive to people because of where they come from.

We are all members of the human race.

Brexit is an example of the fact that a message painted by London media to the effect that Europeans and of course the Paddies are inferior human beings was sold to the English.
Not OP...
 

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And as has been said in the main thread, it was a Yes in the geographic county.
 

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Presumably they have to decipher the sounds that come out of the mouths of the Donegal returning officers.
 

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Now that the difference between secular society on one hand, and traditionalists on the other is clearly bigger than any difference between Catholics & Protestants, wouldn't it make sense for trad Catholics in the South to move up north and campaign for the maintenance of partition?

The British State would never dare to impose legalised abortion on the North, and enough trad Catholics boosting the opposition of the trad Protestants could make sure it never happens.
 


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