Irish Election Literature

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“Banning Umbrellas does not Stop Rain.Banning Divorce does not Stop Marital Breakdown” Vote Yes -1995 Divorce Referendum December 14, 2010


From the 1995 Divorce Referendum a series of Ads from the Galway For Divorce Group.
‘Banning Umbrellas does not Stop Rain.Banning Divorce does not Stop Marital Breakdown’
Other messages included “Till death do us part” (or alcoholism, infidelity, violence, crime or plain bad luck.)
The 1995 Referendum was passed by just over 9,000 votes. (Result from electionsireland.org)

 

4 Responses to ““Banning Umbrellas does not Stop Rain.Banning Divorce does not Stop Marital Breakdown” Vote Yes -1995 Divorce Referendum”

  1. theraggedwagon Says:

    It was very surprising how close the result was. I love these posters. One of the reasons for the Industrial Schools was to hide the children of broken marriages – many many children were consigned to those hellholes because of marital breakdown and Catholic Ireland didn’t recognise that marriages can end.

  2. […] Galway For Divorce Group: “Banning Umbrellas does not Stop Rain.Banning Divorce does not Stop Marital Breakdown” Vote Yes … (1995) * Old Posters from The Labour & Trade Union Group, Militant and Young Socialists * […]

  3. […] From 1995 “Banning umbrellas does not stop rain. Banning divorce does not stop marital breakdown” and other Yes to Divorce Ads […]


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