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Tiernan Brady: 'The UK could learn from us about how referendum campaigns should be run'

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Fair contest: The breadth and depth of the marriage equality debate meant Irish people knew what they were voting about. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Fair contest: The breadth and depth of the marriage equality debate meant Irish people knew what they were voting about. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Fair contest: The breadth and depth of the marriage equality debate meant Irish people knew what they were voting about. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

The UK's future has never been more uncertain, as our near neighbour struggles with the fallout from Brexit. One potential solution - a second referendum - is becoming more plausible every day.

If the prospect of a second referendum is to be seriously considered, the UK could benefit greatly from examining Ireland's recent experience of public engagement in deliberative processes and, in particular, the constructive tone established through the citizens' assembly model.


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