Gene Kerrigan had an interesting take on the upcoming citizenship referrendum in last weekends’ Sunday Independent.
The article is titled : “We’re choosy about which constitutional loophole we plug” and really does justice to a lot of the questions that are doing the rounds !
You might vote No because . . .
Citizenship is denied no one on the basis of disloyalty, not even politicians and others whose tax-evasion closed hospital wards and seriously damaged this country. Should we whip citizenship away from the child, born in Ireland, of a Filipino nurse whose loyal hard work is keeping that hospital from collapsing?
For some, the final compelling reason for voting for the proposal is, of course, that Michael McDowell wants us to vote for it.
And for some, the final compelling reason for voting against the proposal is, of course, that Michael McDowell wants us to vote for it.
Well done Gene !