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“The Heart of Marriage” -1995 Divorce Referendum leaflet from The Bishops of Ireland August 19, 2014

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From the 1995 Divorce Referendum a leaflet produced by Veritas outlining various reasons given by The Catholic Bishops of Ireland to vote No in the Referendum .It ends with the following quote…

“In our considered judgement, the introduction of divorce would be false kindness, misguided compassion and bad law.”

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The Government Information Booklet from the 1995 Divorce Referendum May 1, 2013

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From the 1995 Divorce Referendum the Government Information booklet produced to inform voters of the merits of both the Yes side and the No side.
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Ad from Michael D Higgins asking for a Yes vote in the 1995 Divorce Referendum March 31, 2011


From the 1995 Divorce Referendum an ad from The Galway Advertiser Newspaper from Labour Party TD Michael D Higgins asking for a Yes vote. The Referendum was passed, but only just.

 

“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)

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“Hello Divorce….. Bye Bye Daddy….” Poster -1995 Divorce Referendum June 27, 2010

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Hello Divorce goodbye daddy
From the 1995 Divorce Referendum, a picture of the infamous “Hello Divorce….. Bye Bye Daddy….” Poster/ Billboard campaign issued by the No Divorce Campaign. Not ‘goodbye Daddy’ but the childish ‘bye bye Daddy’
The Divorce Referendum was passed.

 

 
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