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The Irish Lisbon vote

Herewith a nifty map 'borrowed' from ElectoralGeography.com:



Intriguing that the yes vote was - broadly - at its weakest along the frontier with Northern Ireland, and at its strongest in the capital and its environs.  Dublin South East looks to be the keenest at 78.7/21.3, although DSE is the equivalent of Kensington & Chelsea or the City in UK terms. This could be a reflection of where the power lies in Ireland, or perhaps, the relative strength of Sinn Fein in the border areas and Tralee it being one of the few parties to campaign against Lisbon:



As to the result, that's their business, although I wish it had gone otherwise. 

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