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Monday 18 December 2017

Clodagh Power: 'It won't solve all our issues but it will help'

THE REAL VOTER: CLODAGH POWER Why I voted YES ...
THE REAL VOTER: CLODAGH POWER Why I voted YES ...
Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

TRAINEE solicitor Clodagh Power believes that while the treaty will not solve the country's problems, the only sensible option was to vote for it.

Ms Power, who lives in Dublin, said she had been an undecided voter at the beginning of the campaign but claimed the No side was focusing on issues that had nothing to do with the treaty.

"I would take a long-term view of it and I just feel that it's a smart decision on our part," Ms Power said.

"It's definitely not going to plug the gap and solve all of our issues. We obviously have serious issues to deal with like financial regulation and so forth, but it will help it along the way.

"I think that it's a sensible body of rules. They have been there before. It's just a way to get them to be finally binding."

Ms Power (25) said she felt the arguments of the No side were confusing and misleading.

"I think it's been difficult because a lot of the arguments put forward in the No side have not really had much to do with the treaty, such as Declan Ganley's argument about banking debt.

"So far I feel the Government's arguments have been sensible. I think that they have been as honest as they can be.

"I watched the (RTE) 'Frontline' debate and while she's not elected, I thought Norah Casey's arguments were excellent."

Irish Independent Supplement

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