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)
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.
Yes it was a strange time, although the 1995 campaign wasn’t as vicious as the 1986 one.
This is quite interesting as it gives the views of the public and politicians from the time
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