Independent Dublin South TD Shane Ross has ended weeks of silence by declaring he will be calling for a No vote in the referendum.
Mr Ross used the pages of his former employer The Sunday Independent to announce his decision today.
In a column, he claimed that he was “passionately pro-European” but said he could not vote yes because “we are being compelled to vote in a twilight zone”.
“The full package is shrouded in uncertainty. Little light will be shed on it until long after the polls close on Thursday,” he said.
The normally outspoken Mr Ross had until today refused to state publicly his voting intentions. He had been one of six parliamentarians who had called for the referendum to be postponed and had unsuccessfully tried to introduce legislation in the Dail that would have the effect of delaying the poll.
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