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Most Irish don't want an EU referendum and think Brexit will be bad for us

That’s according to a new Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research poll.
Nov 15th 2016, 7:59 AM 11,968 84

NEARLY 70% OF Irish people don’t think there should be a referendum on Ireland’s EU membership.

That’s according to a new Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research poll, released last night.

The poll comes as Britain prepares to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and leave the union following June’s shock vote to leave.

The poll asked 1,000 Irish adults: Should Ireland have a referendum on EU membership on foot of Brexit?

In total, 69% of respondents said no, 20% said yes and 11% said they don’t know.

However, a separate question asked: How do you feel about the Irish economy after Brexit and Donald Trump’s election?

In response to that, 49% said they feel pessimistic, 19% said they feel optimistic and 32% said they don’t know.

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