Friday 15 December 2017

Maurice Hayes: Voters in North should come out in force against the bombers

The clear winners in the North have been Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness
The clear winners in the North have been Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness
Maurice Hayes

Maurice Hayes

FAR from Dublin's roil and rumble, far from talk of banks and bungs, there are elections in progress, North and South, which are, in their own way, important for social stability and the preservation of democratic politics on the island.

In the South the election for what we are told is to be the last Seanad is proceeding under the radar as candidates crawl the country lanes to knock the doors of the thousand or so county councillors and TDs in the electoral college, and the sophisticates seeking university representation push their case by email, twitter and facebook.

In the North, where there are two elections and a referendum on the same day, May 5, it is all to be taken more seriously.

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