Tempers fray among Sligo-Leitrim abortion campaigners

As referendum day looms this most contentious of issues polarises opinion on both sides

The anti-repeal movement in Sligo-Leitrim has been troubled by some of its more zealous proponents.

The anti-repeal movement in Sligo-Leitrim has been troubled by some of its more zealous proponents.

The mountain spoke on Wednesday but appeared to have changed its mind by Friday, or at least decided to resume its majestic silence. Tommy Banks declared himself well pleased by the publicity that his giant No on the side of Ben Bulben attracted before it vanished on Thursday night.

He had a bale of national newspapers and pointed out that there were “lovely photos” of it in many of them. “It was a cry from the mountain for the future babies of Ireland,” he says.

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