Fury as abortion literature arrives with take-away menu
Residents of Donabate reacted angrily yesterday morning when Referendum Commission literature arrived through their door in the same envelope as a menu for ODonnells Famous Balti House in Malahide.
If we wanted to order Indian food we would look it up in the phone book, said one man, furious at the intrusion. You really have to wonder at the ethics of including this material with a leaflet outlining the pros and cons of voting yes and no in the abortion referendum. If ODonnells do good onion bhajis, fine, but dont shove it down our throats!
Post has denied any conspiracy among pro-curry employees to try and proselytise
customers through the mail. The inclusion of those leaflets was
purely a time saving measure, said a spokesman for An Post, taking
an order for two small portions of chicken balls and curry chips with
fried rice and a can of Coke.
A spokesman for the referendum commission said it didnt matter that some people would actually receive their Yes/No/Balti literature after the vote had been taken as it will be fun for them to decide what way they would have voted had they been allowed to make an intelligent, informed decision. Actually, scratch that. That isnt possible.